Joe Pandy has retired as General Manager of Mountain Parks Electric after ten years of service. Pandy was employed in September 2004. Pandy is relocating to Michigan later this summer to join his family that moved to Michigan two years ago for his two sons to attend parochial school. During Pandy’s tenure he oversaw the reconstruction of Granby business office after it was damage by Marvin Heemeyer, the acquisition of the El Monte Motel property and construction of a new warehouse/store yard facility, and successfully negotiated the sale to Tri-State Generation and Transmission all of MPE’s substations high-voltage equipment.
Tom Sifers has been selected to replace Pandy as the General Manager of MPE. Sifers has been employed by MPE the past 18 years, most recently as the Assistant General Manager and Manager of Finance and Office Services. Prior to MPE, Sifers was employed by a rural electric cooperative in Missouri. Sifers has been actively involved in the community, serving on the East Grand Board of Education, represented Region 7 of the Colorado Association of School Boards, manages the MPE Education Trust and Charitable Trust, member of the SilverCreek Water and San Board of Directors, and a past member/president of the Granby Rotary Club and Granby Chamber of Commerce. Sifers stated, “ I strongly believe in the Seven Cooperative Principles that govern a cooperative, member-owned business. MPE and our employees are actively involved in our service area and communities we serve. MPE is a unique business in that any margins earned are allocated and subsequently refunded as patronage capital to the member/owners. ”
MPE was organized in 1946 to bring electric power to a rural area that didn’t have electric service, and today MPE serves almost 20,000 member/owners in Grand, Jackson, Larimer, Summit, and Routt Counties.