John Pickowitz, foreman for Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative (CMEC), was recently inducted into Lineman Central’s 2023 All-American Lineworker Class, sponsored by Klein Tools. He was one of six to receive the honor this year, which recognizes the best in the trade.
Pickowitz has served CMEC consumer-members for more than 45 years, starting as summer help in the warehouse in May 1977. He went straight from the warehouse into linework. He later became an area serviceman in 2008 and was promoted to foreman in 2016.
The nomination letter stated, “John has possessed initiative his whole career. No obstacle is too big. He is a great mentor and friend to our whole team and co-op family.”
Nominees for the honor must be either active or retired journeyman lineworkers. They are judged on their work history, relationships with co-workers, service to their community and contributions to the electrical industry. Recipients are those who go beyond the call of duty. Learn more at linemancentral.com.