LP&L hires David McCalla as Assistant Director of Electric Utilities

David McCalla (Source: geus.org)
David McCalla (Source: geus.org)

Provided by Lubbock Power & Light

LUBBOCK, Texas – Lubbock Power & Light is pleased to announce the hiring of David McCalla as Assistant Director of Electric Utilities. As the former General Manager for Greenville Electric Utility System and former President of Texas Public Power Association, McCalla brings an extensive knowledge base and years of quality experience to the position.

McCalla is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked his way up the ranks at Greenville Electric Utility System holding the positions of Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering Operations and Assistant General Manager over an eighteen year period before being named General Manager in 2006. He held that position through April 2014. Holding over thirty-four years of experience in the industry, McCalla will be tasked with focusing on system reliability, strategic planning, customer service and daily operations of all staff.

"With the hiring of David McCalla as Assistant Director of Electric Utilities, LP&L is bringing on board a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will benefit all those we are proud to serve," said Gary Zheng, LP&L's President and CEO. "David performed with great distinction in his role as General Manager of Greenville Electric Utility System and is well respected throughout the industry. We are proud to welcome him back home to Lubbock."

As General Manager of Greenville Electric Utility System, McCalla oversaw all aspects of their operation including power plants, power supply, engineering operations, accounting, customer service; along with cable and internet services. McCalla procured, constructed and successfully operated new generation resources for the utility. He established a Power Supply Management System department tasked with managing Greenville's daily power supply in the ERCOT wholesale market which resulted in substantial system wide savings for their customers.

"As the City's municipal electric provider, we are committed to ensuring that your utility is run as efficiently and effectively as possible," said Greg Taylor, Chairman of the Electric Utility Board. "The improvement of our operations is an area we focus on every day. LP&L has a strong dedication to continually providing the citizens of Lubbock with the most reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost to the consumer. The addition of David McCalla to the LP&L leadership team puts us on a strong path forward as we look to the future."

David McCalla will begin employment at LP&L on June 9, 2014.