Lineman wins praise from entire Electric Utilities Department

SEGUIN, Texas –The entire Electric Utilities Department nominated their coworker, Dustin Ortiz, for Employee of the Month. They praise his work ethic, “can do” attitude and his willingness to volunteer for ‘after hours’ events and work emergencies.

Eleven nominations were submitted on behalf of Ortiz’s fellow linemen. Repeatedly mentioned were his commitment to the job, his ability to motivate and be a role model for his coworkers. He is definitely a person that his coworkers look up to and trust.

“Building strong relationships with fellow lineman is very important because these are the guys that are going to keep me safe. They are more than just co-workers to me, they are like brothers and the electric department is a family! We work day after day with only one goal in mind and that is to keep everyone safe to go home to their families,” said Ortiz.

Another characteristic Ortiz was praised for was his eagerness to volunteer. Recent volunteer projects Ortiz led or participated in include building a new Electric Utilities float using his own trailer for the Christmas parade and stepping up to teach young people about their line of work during career days at local schools. He is always someone his team can count on.

“It is very important to me to try and volunteer anytime I can. It is a great way to give back to the community and to show that we care. It is also a great way to meet new people, and to interact with citizens of our great town. I love going with coworkers to area schools and inform students of the importance of electricity and its dangers,” added Ortiz. ###