Henry Promoted to Vice President
Victory Electric is pleased to announce ROB HENRY as vice president of engineering.
He was hired in 2007 as a third class meterman and then moved to manager of substations in 2009.
Henry earned his associates degree and is currently working on his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Fort Hays State University through online courses.
Prior to working at Victory Electric Henry worked as a production technician for FPL Energy Services wind tower sites.
When Victory Electric acquired Aquila, Henry started the substation department.
“We went from 16 substations to more than 50,” Henry said. “We needed someone who could keep documentation and do the proper testing. I just ran with it.”
Henry’s knowledge also led to the creation of Victory Electric’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
“The software was purchased, and I created the system with the help of substation department members and others,” Henry said. “It was that project that helped the cooperative in many ways.”
Henry’s knowledge and skills earned him the job as the vice president of engineering. “We have skilled people who already work in the cooperative,” said Shane Laws, Victory Electric CEO. “I know Rob is going to make a great addition to the leadership team at Victory Electric.”
In his new position, Henry’s primary role is to maintain the cooperative’s electrical system model, including mapping, line design, and substation placement. He will also plan, manage and direct the cooperative’s engineering department and much more.
“I am excited and look forward to learning all I can,” Henry said.
Henry is a Dodge City native. He and wife Tami have two children; Jade and Wyatt. Henry enjoys tinkering in the shop, camping, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family.
Victory Electric congratulates Rob on his promotion and knows he will do great things for our members and the cooperative.