REC Announces Key Leadership Positions

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) recently announced the individuals who will be filling three vice president positions. These additions to the executive team bring extensive utility and leadership experience to the Cooperative. In welcoming the new executives, CEO Kent D. Farmer said, “These three gentlemen, with their collective expertise and knowledge, are ready to make significant contributions to the Cooperative’s success and meet the challenges of the future.” All three vice presidents began serving in their new roles on March 1.

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David F. Koogler is now the vice president of customer services. At REC, he will be responsible for the strategic management initiatives of the customer services, public relations and marketing departments. Koogler brings more than 30 years of operational, customer service, and regulatory experience. Prior to joining REC, Koogler worked for more than 30 years for Dominion Virginia Power, where he was most recently a senior manager in their state regulatory and customer service areas. Koogler and his wife reside in Montpelier.

Craig B. Lewis, recently REC’s manager of administrative services/controller, is now the vice president of corporate services. In his new REC role, Lewis will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Cooperative’s corporate services, which include the administrative service areas of accounting and finance and procurement and facilities. Lewis and his wife reside in the Town of Bowling Green.

Timothy C. Martin, vice president of engineering and operations, will be responsible for engineering and district operations. While working at Carroll Electric Membership Corporation in Georgia, Martin held progressive management positions, including chief operating officer. Martin and his wife, along with their children, live in the Fredericksburg area.


  1. Mr. Koogler sure has his work cut out for him. No amount of PR is going to convince me that REC isn’t a bunch of crooks.