Opelika Looking for a new OPS Director
April 22, 2013
Eight months after coming on board with the City of Opelika
as the Director of Opelika Power Services, Steve Harmon has announced that he
is leaving to accept the position as the President/CEO of “Community Electric
Cooperative” (CEC) in Windsor, Virginia. His last day with the City of Opelika will be
Friday, May 24, 2013.
announcement Mr. Harmon stated, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my brief time
serving as Director of OPS. I have developed many friendships over the
past eight months, and will forever be grateful to Mayor Fuller, The Opelika
City Council, and the OPS employees for their dedication and support. I
am confident in the future success of OPS, particularly the FTTH project that
will elevate the quality of life in Opelika, and prepare the way for enormous
economic development opportunities".
departure, Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “I’ve enjoyed working with Steven the past
eight months and sure hate to lose him. He has played an important role
in the construction of our fiber project as well as the building of our new
Opelika Power Services facilities on Fox Run Parkway. I wish him the very
best. We’ve already begun our search for a new OPS Director.” Fuller
went on to say, “This is a most exciting time in the life of our community. Opelika is about to become the first city in
Alabama to have fiber to the user. Very soon we’ll fully deploy smart
grid along with telecommunications that include video (cable TV), ultra-high
speed internet and telephone service. The future is bright for Opelika.” The system is being tested now and the city
expects to launch the service to Opelika residents within the next several
Harmon came to the City of Opelika from Greenville, Alabama where he served as
the CEO of H2 Business Solutions, LLC.
Prior to that, he served as the Executive VP and General Manager of
Pioneer Electric Cooperative in Greenville, Alabama.