Buczynski Retires After 31 Years With Pioneer Electric

Henry Stands next to a retirement card from his employees.

On May 29, employees of Pioneer Electric gathered to see Henry Buczynski, work order clerk, off into his next chapter. Originally from Erie, PA, Henry joined the Pioneer family in 1988 and has since shared his talents with our members. A proud husband, father and grandfather — he credits his success to hard work, community and faith.

”Work should always mean more than just a paycheck,” said Henry. “It needs to be satisfying, fulfilling and purposeful— it should have a positive influence in your community.”

In addition to his service at Pioneer, Henry has served his country as a E-4 sergeant with the Air Force from 1970 to 1974. He was stationed in Vandenberg Air Command, in California, and worked on the flight line for a portion of the Vietnam War.

Today, he spends his free time in service of his ministry, a long-time passion of his.

“Helping others has always been important—not just spiritually but financially,” said Henry. “Working for Pioneer Electric has provided a mainstay for me and my church family.”

Our deepest thanks goes out to Henry for the many years of great memories. Thank you, Henry!

Office Closed In Honor of Memorial Day

photo for office closing on May 27

A reminder to our Pioneer Electric Members; our office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of memorial day. During that time members will be able to make payments through a variety of our other payment options. Click here, to get a look at all the different ways to pay. Additionally, crews will be standing by to assist with any outages. Outages may be reported at anytime through the SmartHub application or by calling 620-424-4612 (toll free: 888-551-4140).

New Website Pages to Bring More Information Regarding the Cooperative Board

A look at our main page and you’ve probably noticed a new tab on your screen. Pioneer Electric is proud to now provide a new section regarding your cooperative board and board meetings. Housed in this section will include information about cooperative governance, board meeting agendas, past meeting minutes and the current cooperative board members.

“We want to provide members with a look at what’s going on within your cooperative,” said Drew Waechter communications specialist. “Your elected board of trustees acts as leadership for Pioneer Electric. Their guidance and feedback helps ensure that the needs of members and the overall cooperative are being met. We hope that this will provide a clear look into what is being currently discussed and what to look for in the future.”

The Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees consists of nine member-elected representatives and serve on three year terms. Trustee elections are held at the Pioneer Electric Annual Meeting (further information may be found in our bylaws).  Please note, that the new pages may be subject to change and those with questions may contact our office.