2018-01-10 / Community

Professional Briefs

LaOrange LaOrange TERRY LAORANGE has retired from Carroll- White REMC after serving 38 years with the utility. During his tenure, which began at White County REMC, LaOrange performed many different jobs.

“I did about everything… from lineman to tree trimming, to journeyman to apprentice,” he noted.

LaOrange served as part of the outside crew until 1993. From 1993-2008, he managed the Meter Department and did some appliance repair. In 2008, he worked at both White County and Carroll County REMCs, so when the consolidation was approved, it did not change his work schedule.

In 2013, LaOrange was named manager of operations and engineering, and in March 2015, he was promoted to director of engineering.

During his REMC career, LaOrange served as vicechairman of the Great Lakes Electric Meter School in Kalamazoo, Mich. He helped design and create curriculum for the school.

“Terry’s influence on CW REMC and the industry will continue to set standards for decades,” said CEO Randy W. Price. “He planted seeds of knowledge in many of us that will continue to bear fruit for generations. Terry is known throughout the country as visionary and one of the most intelligent people in our industry.”

LaOrange and his wife, Kathy, have two sons, Greg and Terry, and six grandchildren.

Carroll-White REMC director GARY GERLACH is the new president of the Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), the service association for Indiana’s member-owned electric utilities. He was elected to the position at the IEC’s annual meeting in December.

Gerlach, a Pulaski County farmer, previously served as the IEC’s president from 2000-02.

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