New Bonanza plant manager

RANGELY I Deseret Power has named Gene Grindle to assume duties as the new plant manager for its Bonanza Power Plant, southeast of Vernal, Utah, beginning Aug. 8.
Grindle comes to Deseret from San Miguel Electric Cooperative where he had direct responsibility for all maintenance and outage activities at the San Miguel Power Plant (a lignite-fired plant of similar size to Bonanza). He also was responsible for monthly presentations for maintenance, operations and engineering to the board of San Miguel.
“I am confident that Gene will be an excellent fit for the Deseret organization and specifically for the Bonanza Plant,” said Kimball Rasmussen, president and CEO of Deseret Power.
Grindle has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a licensed professional engineer and was selected to attend the Wharton School of Business in Pennsylvania.
Gene Grindle will replace 29-year Deseret veteran Stan Gordon, who retired June 30.
Gordon has overseen Bonanza’s operations for more than 20 years leading Bonanza to become one of the top performing plants nationally.
Deseret Power is a regional supplier of electricity serving more than 60,000 customers in Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.
Deseret was established in 1978 by six rural electric associations, including Moon Lake Electric. In addition to the Bonanza Plant, Deseret operates a subsidiary, Deserado Mine, near Rangely, Colorado and is based in South Jordan, Utah.