AP&T President/CEO Bob Grimm to retire at the end of 2016
44 Years – A Pretty Good Run
December 22, 2016
But as it went, the fisheries industry loss, was the utility industries gain as an energetic and youthful Bob Grimm, and his new bride Elaine took on the challenge of working for family, (Elaine’s grandpa Arthur) and ultimately 12 years later, stepping into the role of President of Alaska Power & Telephone Company.
December 31st, 2016 will mark the end of era for a man who has been at the helm of AP&T six-times longer than what is typical for a CEO in today’s workplace. At the same time it marks the beginning of new era or leadership under the guiding hand of newly tapped CEO Michael Garrett. Garrett, a CPA, has been with the company 27 years and presently holds the position of VP/Chief Operating Officer of AP&T’s Telecom Division. He will officially step into the role of CEO at the beginning of 2017, which happens to mark the Company’s 60th Anniversary of operation.
When asked what he was going to do next, Grimm replied, “The old saying about life coming full-circle is probably more applicable in my case than many. The fish are calling, and I’m all ears..”
Distilling a 44 year legacy of leadership into a bite-sized segment sized to fit this quick-hit format understates the length and breadth of the impact, dedication and passion Bob Grimm brought to his role at AP&T each and every day. But the following snapshot provides a glimpse of the enormous growth and measureable success AP&T has experienced under his guidance.
Alaska Power & Telephone is an employee and investor-owned company founded in Skagway, Alaska, in 1957, just prior to statehood. The company provides a variety of regulated and nonregulated electrical and telecommunications services in 40 different Alaskan communities. AP&T has pioneered innovative rural energy development projects across Alaska.
In addition to owning and operating numerous diesel plants, AP&T currently owns and operates seven hydropower projects, a utility scale solar installation, and is in the process of constructing two additional hydropower projects, Hiilangaay on Prince of Wales Island and Yerrick Creek in SW Interior of Alaska.
Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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