Board Room

The leadership team at ˿϶Ƶ. and Buckeye Power, Inc. have decades of rich experience working in the power-generation and utilities industry. The team at ˿϶Ƶ. and Buckeye Power, Inc. work on behalf of of ˿϶Ƶ's 24 distribution-cooperatives that power homes and businesses across the state. Together we are ˿϶Ƶ’s Electric Cooperatives.

Pat O'Loughlin

Pat O'Loughlin

Pat O'Loughlin

President & CEO

Since 2002, O’Loughlin has served OEC and Buckeye Power through several roles, including vice president of engineering and power supply, and since 2015, as president and CEO. Pat also worked for Dayton Power & Light for 19 years in various management positions.

Craig Grooms

Craig Grooms

Craig Grooms

Chief Operating Officer

Grooms has been with Buckeye Power, Inc., since 2004 serving in multiple roles, including as vice president of engineering and operations, and director of resource scheduling. Prior to joining Buckeye Power, Craig worked for NRG Energy and Dayton Power & Light in a variety of positions.

Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts

Vice President, Finance/CFO

Since 2009, Roberts has worked as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Buckeye Power, Inc., and OEC. Prior to joining the OEC team, Bill was employed for more than 17 years in various financial positions at a publicly held company.

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

Doug Miller

Vice President, Statewide Services

Miller has been part of the utility industry for 30 years. On behalf of ˿϶Ƶ’s electric cooperatives, Doug oversees safety training and loss prevention, lineman development training, legislative and government affairs, marketing, economic development, communications, and director and employee training.

Tom Alban

Tom Alban

Tom Alban

Vice President, Power Generation

Alban has served Buckeye Power since 2004 by managing the operations and assets of its power generation resources as well as its generation reliability environmental compliance. Before joining Buckeye Power, Alban worked for AEP for 17 years in various fossil generation roles.

Kevin Zemanek

Kevin Zemanek

Kevin Zemanek

Assistant Vice President, Operations

Zemanek joined OEC in 2004 and oversees market operations, risk management, field engineering, and facilities management. Zevin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering Technology and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management, each from the University of Dayton.

Kurt Helfrich

Kurt Helfrich

Kurt Helfrich

General Counsel

Helfrich has served as the general counsel of Buckeye Power, Inc. and OEC since 2018. Kurt served as a partner and associate at Thompson Hine, LLP, for 20 years, acting as outside general counsel for both Buckeye and OEC.

˿϶Ƶ. and Buckeye Power, Inc. are democratic organizations governed by members of each organization. Per our bylaws and adhering to cooperative principles, local electric cooperative boards elect one director to represent their cooperative on each board. For more information on each of ˿϶Ƶ's electric cooperatives, visit our .

˿϶Ƶ. Board of Directors

Buckeye Power, Inc. Board of Trustees

Chairman - Dr. John Saxton, Paulding Putnam
Vice Chairman - Mitch Headley, North Western
Secretary-Treasurer - Roger Rank, Midwest Electric
Adams REC* - Donald McCarty 
Buckeye REC - Paul Berridge
Butler REC - Thomas McQuiston 
Carroll EC* - Robert McCort
Consolidated Co-op - Larry Roof
Darke REC - Matt Webster
Firelands EC - Dan Schloemer
Frontier Power - Bill Daugherty
Guernsey-Muskingum EC - Ed Bay
Hancock-Wood EC - Ed Crawford 
Holmes-Wayne EC - Barry Jolliff
Licking (Energy Co-op) - Tom Graham
Logan County EC - Warren Taylor
Lorain-Medina REC - Rodney L. Eaton
Mid-˿϶Ƶ Energy - Gene McCluer
North Central EC - Nick W. Wagner
Pioneer EC - Ted Black 
South Central Power - Harold E. Cooper
Tricounty REC - Brad Haupricht
Union REC - Steve Patton
Washington EC - Betty Martin

Chairman - Steven K. Nelson, Frontier Power
Vice Chairman - John Metcalf, Mid-˿϶Ƶ Energy
Secretary - Rick Lemonds, South Central Power
Treasurer - Todd Ware, Licking
Adams REC* - Erika Ackley
Buckeye REC - Kent Eldridge
Butler REC - Tom Wolfenbarger
Carroll EC* - Larry Fenbers
Consolidated Co-op - Phil Caskey
Darke REC - Ted A. Holsapple
Firelands EC - Daniel McNaull
Guernsey-Muskingum EC - Brian Hill
Hancock-Wood EC - Bill Barnhart
Holmes-Wayne EC - Glenn Miller
Logan County EC - Tim Street
Lorain-Medina REC - Gary Rowland
Midwest Electric - Gary Knapke
Midwest Energy - Dan Bodette
North Central EC - Ed VanHoose
North Western EC - Darin Thorp
Paulding Putnam EC - Randy Price
Pioneer EC - Ronald P. Salyer
Tricounty REC - Brett Perkins
Union REC - Anthony Smith
Washington EC - Jeff Triplett

*As listed above, "EC" represents "Electric Cooperative" and "REC" represents "Rural Electric Cooperative"