Met-Ed Employee Featured in Trade Magazine

April 14, 2021

Met-Ed Troubleman Chris Siford recently was named Lineman of the Month by T&D World magazine.

The online trade publication selects one worker each month to showcase. Chris was featured in the January 2021 edition after being nominated by Curt Christenson, general manager, Regional Operations Services.

“Chris is a very outgoing employee who expresses a love and appreciation of his job, his fellow employees and the customers we serve,” Curt said. “When I learned that the publication was seeking outstanding employees to feature, Chris was a natural fit.”

Following selection, a T&D World writer interviewed Chris for the feature. Chris noted that his 35 years with Met-Ed started in 1989 with five years of training, and then working on a line crew before moving to troubleman.

“It was the hands-on nature of the job that spurred me to exchange my lead lineman’s hard hat for that of a troubleman when the opportunity arose more than a decade ago,” said Chris, who’s based at the York Service Center.

As a troubleman, Chris is often Met-Ed’s first responder to an outage or electrical problem.

“Although I work solo most of the time, I know all 40 of our line workers in the York region,” he said. “If there is too much work for any one person to handle, I’ll arrange for more crews and materials to get the job done easier and safer. I am committed to improving customer service and reliability.”

FirstEnergy is no stranger to T&D World articles. Currently the site features a story about The Illuminating Company investing in its tree-trimming program and installing automated reclosing devices as part of its efforts to reduce service interruptions. ​

You can read the interview with Chris on the T&D World site*.

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