NREMC names incoming President and CEO
Eric Jung will replace retiring Gregg Keiss on April 3
The Board of Directors of Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation (NREMC) announced Tuesday that effective April 3, Mr. Eric Jung of Makanda, Illinois, will be its new President/CEO.
Jung succeeds Gregg Kiess, who recently announcedhis retirement after 40 years with NREMC, the last 18 years as President/CEO.
Jung's arrival at NREMC extends his nearly 15 years of senior management experience both inthe U.S. Army as well as with South Eastern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SEIEC).
Jung has served as the Manager of Engineering and Purchasing at SEIEC for the past 10 years where his responsibilities included managing direct reports in the Engineering, Dispatch, Metering and Warehouse departments along with serving as the primary contact for SEIEC's key accounts. Jung has also successfully served in the U.S. Army as a Finance Officer where he was the Company commander of 86 total personnel and Operations center director for Battalion command. Jung is a passionate team leader focused intently on the core mission of the electric cooperative, serving its members.
A Southern Illinois University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering withan emphasis in Power Systems, he also holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University withBeta Gamma Sigma honors.
Among other professional and civic associations, Jung is a board member of the Milsoft Engineering Analysis Advisory Board, the Aclara iiDEAS AMI SoftwareAdvisory Board and the Unity Point District 140 School Board.
Northeastern Rural Electric Membership Corporation, headquartered in Columbia City, Indiana,is a member-owned cooperative that supplies electric power to members in portions of Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wabash and Whitley counties in Northeastern Indiana. Nearly 30,000 households and businesses receive power from Northeastern REMC.
Northeastern REMCis governed by a nine-member board of directors elected by and from the cooperative'scustomer/members.