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Cooperatives cooperate by sharing CEO Krambeer

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Post-Bulletin staff

RUSHFORD — Tri-County Electric Cooperative CEO Brian Krambeer is currently working as interim CEO at neighboring Hawkeye REC of Cresco, Iowa.

Following talks with Hawkeye’s and TEC’s boards of directors, Krambeer began splitting his time between the two electric cooperatives in mid-March.

"The situation is really no different than when our lineworkers go help other co-ops restore power following a storm," Krambeer said in a statement released Wednesday.

There has been speculation on whether or not the interim position will turn into a full-time shared CEO between the two cooperatives, but Krambeer says the position is temporary at this point.

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He said he wanted to make it clear that he doesn’t plan to leave Tri-County Electric.

"I see this situation at Hawkeye as being an opportunity for me to give back," said Krambeer. "By being a good neighbor, I can help keep Hawkeye moving forward, giving their board ample time to make a good decision for their next CEO."

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