...1991 - Present

Cornelius Steps in as General Manager

Randy J. Cornelius was hired as General Manager.  Cornelius came up through the ranks from journeyman lineman, later earning his degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.  … Read More

New General Manager: Doug Bechtel

Doug Bechtel was named General Manager.  Bechtel played a key role in the development of the Co-op during his 14-year tenure and was responsible for moving the utility … Read More

MacMillan Replaces Letellier as General Manager

In 1956, General Manager George Letellier resigned and K. A. MacMillan was hired.

1953 Update: Letellier and Buck Helm OPALCO

May 1953: George E. Letellier was the Manager of OPALCO and Robert F. Buck was President of the Board.

John E. Harrison Hired as New General Manager

Manager E.W. Johnson resigned due to pressing “business affairs in Alaska.”  J. E. Harrison resigned from the Board and was hired as a permanent, part-time Manager on June … Read More

First General Manager Hired: E. W. Johnson

Mr. E.W. Johnson was hired as first General Manager of Orcas Power & Light Cooperative.