Basin Electric and subsidiary board hold reorganization meetings

The directors of Basin Electric and its subsidiaries elected board officers at their reorganization meetings held Dec. 14. Officers are nominated and elected for one-year terms by the directors.

For Basin Electric, Wayne Peltier, Cottonwood, Minnesota, was re-elected president. He’s been a Basin Electric director since 2008, representing District 9.

Kermit Pearson, Lake City, South Dakota, was re-elected vice president. He’s been a director since 1997 and represents East River Electric Power Cooperative, District 1.

Paul Baker, Gillette, Wyoming, was elected secretary-treasurer. He's been a director since 2013 and represents Members 1st Power Cooperative, District 10.

Leo Brekel, Fleming, Colorado, was re-elected assistant secretary. He’s been a Basin Electric director since 2014 and represents Tri-State G&T Association, District 5.

For Dakota Gasification Company, Mike McQuistion was re-elected chairman. McQuistion is from Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, and represents Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, District 7. He’s been a Basin Electric director since 2013. Thomas Wagner was re-elected vice chairman and Dan Gliko was re-elected treasurer. Wagner has been a Basin Electric director since 2017, representing Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative, District 4. He is from Primghar, Iowa. Gliko has been a Basin Electric director since 2017, representing Central Montana Electric Power Cooperative, District 6. He is from Great Falls, Montana.

Troy Presser, Turtle Lake, North Dakota, was re-elected chairman of Dakota Coal Company. He’s been a Basin Electric director since 2015 and represents Central Power Electric Cooperative, District 3. David Meschke, Welcome, Minnesota, was elected vice chairman on the Dakota Coal board. He’s been a Basin Electric director since 2017 and represents L&O Power Cooperative, District 2. Allen Thiessen was elected treasurer; Thiessen is from Sidney, Montana, and has represented Upper Missouri Power Cooperative, District 8, on the Basin Electric board since 2012. The officers and directors for Dakota Coal are the same for Montana Limestone Company, a subsidiary of Dakota Coal.

Find all directors on Basin Electric’s website.

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