Blog & News from Conway Corporation
Today is December 14, 2017

Eight employees celebrate 25 plus years of service

We’ve come a long way since we began operating Conway’s electric light plant in 1929, and we owe much of our success to our employees – the men and women who proudly serve this community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This month, Conway Corporation would like to recognize four employees who are celebrating milestone anniversaries and have each been with the company 25 years or more.

Bob Fason is celebrating 26 years with Conway Corporation. Bob was hired in August 1989 as a Laborer in the Water Department. He transferred to the Cabled Department in January 1994 as a Cable Installer Trainee and became a Cable Technician in August 1994. He was promoted to CATV Maintenance Foreman in October 2001 and Cable Maintenance Superintendent in January 2007. Bob is currently the CATV Maintenance/Trouble Superintendent and directly coordinates the activities of the cable maintenance and trouble technicians.

Mike Brakebill is celebrating 26 years with Conway Corporation. Mike was hired in August 1989 as a Laborer in the Water Department. In March 2005, he was promoted to Water Systems Foreman where he oversees and coordinates the activities of utility workers who clean, repair and install water system pipes, manholes, hydrants and valves for the entire Conway water system.

Ronnie Davie is celebrating 28 years with Conway Corporation. Ronnie was hired in 1987 as a Laborer in the Water Department and was promoted in June 1992 to Water Systems Foreman. In March 2005, he was promoted to Water Systems Senior Foreman where he oversees and coordinates the activities of utility workers who clean, repair and install water system pipes, manholes, hydrants and valves for the entire Conway water system.

Tony VanPelt is celebrating 30 years with Conway Corporation. Tony was hired in August 1985 as a Groundman in the Electric Department and began the Apprentice Lineman program in September 1989. He transferred to the Engineering and Planning Department in November 1996 as an Electric Systems Designer and was promoted in October 2010 to CATV Senior Project Manager. Tony directs the planning, designing and coordinating of engineering work activities within and outside the utility while advising staff on reception, distribution, headend and special studies.

Jody Smith is celebrating 33 years with Conway Corporation. Jody was hired August 1982 as a Cable Installer in the Cable Department and was promoted in May 1989 to Systems Sweep Technician. In December 2000 he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Telecommunications and again to CATV Systems Assistant Manager in January 2007. In July 2014, Jody was promoted to Cable Telecommunication System Manager where he directs and coordinates the entire operation of Conway Corporation’s CATV system.

Henry Mason is celebrating 35 years with Conway Corporation. Henry was hired in August 1980 as a Groundman in the Electric Department and soon entered the Apprentice Lineman program. In October 1995, he was promoted to Senior Lineman and was promoted to Electric Foreman in May 2015. Henry directs and coordinates his own electric crew in the field to ensure Conway residents receive consistent, reliable electric service.

Greg King is celebrating 36 years with Conway Corporation. Greg was hired in August 1979 as Water Plant Operator and still holds that position today. Greg operates and maintains stationary mechanical equipment such as water pumping equipment engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines and chemical insertion units to provide water to Conway residents.

Richie Arnold is celebrating 37 years with Conway Corporation. Richie was hired in August 1978 in the Data Processing Department and eventually served as the manager of that department until he was promoted to the Finance and Accounting Manager. In October 1996, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and named Chief Executive Officer in April 1998. Richie provides leadership to the entire organization and implements strategic goals and objectives while working with the board of directors to fulfill its function. He gives direction and leadership toward the achievement of Conway Corp’s philosophy, mission strategies and objectives and recruits and develops the company’s leadership team.