Mike is the General Manager of Greer Commission of Public Works. He has more than 30 years of experience in utilities, joining Greer CPW in March of 2017 from the Sylacauga Utilities Board in Alabama.
He Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mike also holds a Professional Engineering license.
During his career, he has been involved with many professional and civic organizations including the American Public Gas Association (APGA), American Public Power Association (APPA), Rotary and Habitat for Humanity.
Mike lives in Greer with his wife Cindi. They have a son Alex, and a daughter, Caity-lyn.
Tony Farr has been the Manager of Electric Operations since March 1990. Tony is responsible for electric system operations, outage management, electric system expansion and rehabilitation planning, backup emergency power generators, and regulatory compliance. Tony joined CPW in 1985 and previously served as Energy Manager.
While at CPW, Tony led the expansion of the electric system from 6,500 customers to over 17,000 customers, and he oversaw the construction of three new substations to include Country Club Road, Hammett Bridge Road, and Highway 101. He is now leading efforts on construction of CPW’s newest substation on Victor Hill Road.
Under Tony’s leadership, CPW enjoys industry-leading electric reliability and has received the coveted Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Platinum member designation from American Public Power Association through 2017. He has been instrumental in developing CPW’s outage management system, fiber network, and GIS systems.
Tony is an active member of Washington Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, Chairman of the Audio/Visual Committee, and a leader in their AWANA Club. He is past President of South Carolina Association of Municipal Power Systems (SCAMPS). Tony is a University of South Carolina graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is also a graduate of Leadership Greer.
Tony lives in Greer, South Carolina with wife, Missy and their two sons, Alex and Adam.
Brad Nelson has been CPW’s Water Treatment Plant Manager since 2007 and has been involved in the drinking water industry for 36 years. Brad worked for American Water Systems in Southern California (16 years) and Spartanburg Water System (13 years) before joining Greer CPW. Brad is licensed as an “A” level water treatment operator, an “A” level Biological Wastewater Treatment Operator, and an “A” level Water Distribution Operator. Brad is also an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the South Carolina Water and Environmental Association (WEASC), and was voted by his peers as South Carolina Water Treatment Operator of the Year in 2000. Under Brad’s management, CPW’s water treatment plant was awarded the South Carolina Area Wide Optimization Award for drinking water quality for seven consecutive years.
Brad lives in Inman, South Carolina with his wife Sandra and daughter Brittany.
Robert Rhodes is the Gas Operations Manager for CPW. His responsibilities include managing the construction, operation and maintenance of the natural gas system. Rob has worked in the natural gas industry for 38 years, and has been with CPW for 26 years.
Rob holds certifications as a Corrosion Technologist with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Master Gas Fitter, and Master HVAC with the Municipal Association of South Carolina. He is past chairman of the South Carolina Utility Coordinating Committee, Greenville Area Utility Coordinating Committee, and the Carolina’s Section of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He is currently First Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors for the Carolinas Public Gas Association. Rob is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Public Gas Association, Southern Gas Association, Carolinas Public Gas Association, International Codes Council, and the National Fire Protection Association.
Mr. Rhodes is responsible for developing, constructing and operating the Greer Commission of Public Works’ first Compressed Natural Gas Fast Fill Station. Rob currently oversees the design and construction of a major transmission pipeline upgrade project for the Greer Commission of Public Works. This project will enhance the reliability and deliverability of natural gas to our customers now and well into the future.
Rob lives in Lyman, South Carolina with his wife Donna. They have a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Nicholas.
Ronnie is responsible for the overall management, operation, and maintenance CPW's water and sewer lines, lift stations, and manholes. Ron has extensive experience in water distribution and treatment, as well as wastewater treatment. Under his leadership, our water and sewer field services team sets the standard in the industry.
Mark is responsible engineering, long-term system planning and expansion, permitting, right-of-way and easements, project design and management, Geographic Information Systems, utility coordination, and system rehabilitation planning within each utility.
Mark holds a Professional Engineering license. He also holds both a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of engineering in environmental engineering systems from Clemson University. Mark is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.
Ken Holliday is CPW’s current Interim General Manager and Human Resource Manager and has been with the organization since 2002. Prior to coming to Greer, Ken was the Public Works Director for the City of Seneca.
Ken is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and is the current President of the Board for the SC Municipal Human Resource Association. He is a member of the SC Public Risk Management Association. He previously served on the SC Local Government Assurance Group Insurance Board.
Ken is a member of the Greer Lions Club, and he enjoys teaching Sunday School and serving as deacon at Fairview Baptist Church. Ken previously served as Minister of Youth at Seneca Baptist Church for 12 years.
Ken received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University in 1981, and his Master of Science in Management from Southern Wesleyan University in 2003.
He resides in Greer, SC with his wife, Candy. They have three grown children. Lindsay and husband Justin reside in Colorado; Matt and wife Katelin reside in Aynor, SC; and Brad and wife Kayla reside in Lyman, SC.
Farrah Lister is the Customer and Public Relations Manager for Greer CPW. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business from the University of South Carolina and Master of Business Administration from North Greenville University. Farrah has been with Greer CPW for 15 years. She has also served in many different capacities with outside organizations such as March of Dimes and Relay for Life. In this role, Farrah works to provide a positive interaction with customers at every touch point - both direct relations and through multiple public media.
Farrah and her husband Trey reside in Greer, SC and are members of Washington Baptist Church.
Charles "Chuck" Reynolds is CPW's Manager of Finance and Administration. In this role, Chuck manages financial matters for the utility, including financial reports, debt issuance, grants management, and rate planning and management. He is also responsible for several other departments, including IT, Warehousing and Facilities, and Vehicle Maintenance. Chuck joined CPW in 2001 as the General Accounting Manager, was appointed as Finance Manager in 2006, and was promoted to his current role in 2015.
Chuck has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting in public utilities, petroleum and convenience stores, and higher education. His expertise includes accounting and financial management, strategic planning, rate management and planning, capital project planning, grants management, debt issuance and management, and rating agency management.
Chuck is currently on the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency (PMPA) and the Board of Directors of the Catawba Owners’ Group. He has also served as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors’ of Greer Relief and Resources Agency, serving as Chair, vice-Chair and Treasurer.
Chuck earned his Master of Business Administration from Gardner-Webb University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina.
Fredia Snow is CPW’s Chief of Staff. Fredia has been at CPW for 15 years. She started her career at CPW as a CSR, was promoted to Customer Service Supervisor in 2001, and then was promoted to Customer Service Manager in 2007. She started in her current role in 2015.
She is a member of American Public Power Association (APPA) and SC Utility Billing Association (SCUBA), where she served as President for 2010-2011. She served on the Board of Greer Relief for six years and was instrumental in developing Greer CPW’s assistance program, “Caring People Working Together”. Fredia earned her Bachelor of Business degree from Limestone College.
Fredia lives in Greer, South Carolina with her husband, Erick and their two children, Devin and Ericka.
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