Longmont Power and Communications’ Tom Roiniotis is retiring after 19 years as general manager of the city-owned electric utility, officials announced this morning in a news release.
Roiniotis, who has headed the untility since 1999, will retire Sept. 28.
In that time, Longmont’s electric utility has repeatedly been named by the American Public Power Association as a “Reliable Public Power Provider,” city officials said, and built out its NextLight fiber-optic broadband network, which PC magazine in June recognized as the fastest internet service provider in the nation.
“Tom’s leadership of LPC has resulted in incredible success that includes providing consistently reliable electrical service at some of the most affordable rates in Colorado and building a broadband utility that is the envy of the nation,” City Manager Harold Dominguez said in a statement.
Roiniotis also is current board chairman of the Platte River Power Authority, the wholesale electric supplier co-owned by Longmont, Loveland, Estes Park and Fort Collins, and is on the Longmont Economic Development Partnership board.
“I’m extremely proud of what this ‘All-America City’ has accomplished over the years and I’m grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of it,” Roiniotis said in a statement.
“I would like to thank the entire organization for all the work they’ve done to make Longmont a great place to work and live,” he said, adding that “continuing as a resident of this community, I look forward to seeing what great things this organization will accomplish in the future.”
Before coming to Longmont, Roiniotis worked 18 years for Pacific Gas and Electric, where he was that utility company’s director of customer field services in northern California.