Umatilla Electric Celebrates Internal Promotions in Engineering Department

Dustin Earls has been a key employee for UEC’s Engineering Department since he started at the cooperative nearly six years ago. Dustin (pictured left) accepted an internal promotion to Superintendent of Engineering in April. This position is an extension of the Manager of Engineering and includes directing projects in Distribution, Engineering, Planning, and GIS mapping.

Kai Arbogast was also promoted from Engineer I to Engineer II and will gain supervisory duties in his new role. Kai (pictured right) began his career at UEC as an Intern in 2018 and took a full-time position with the co-op in 2021.

“Dustin and Kai have both done a great job for UEC and I look forward to seeing them take on leadership roles within the engineering department,” says Cole Bode, Manager of Engineering.