After 23 years of service to the consumer-members of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC), Auburn, David Stuva is set to retire in January 2023. With his upcoming retirement, the RECC board of directors announced the selection of Sean Middleton as the co-op’s new president/CEO, effective Jan. 19.
“On behalf of the RECC board, we feel we have found the right person to lead RECC and steward our cooperative into the future. Middleton is a proven leader with a wealth of cooperative and industry experience, and we have total confidence in his leadership,” said Melvin Repscher, board chairman.
Middleton worked more than 23 years at Illinois Electric Cooperative in Winchester, where he led all new technology and innovative pursuits as the manager of engineering. He most recently served as director of strategy and operations for Finley Engineering Company, where he championed cooperative and municipal client causes on a nationwide basis by solving smart grid and other technology challenges.
“It is a tremendous honor to be appointed president/CEO of RECC,” Middleton said. “RECC has been providing reliable electric service for cooperative members in central Illinois since 1937. The opportunity to lead an iconic company that plays such a vital role in central Illinois, where I grew up, is truly humbling. I am excited to step into this new role and build on our historic legacy while actioning our vision for the future.”