Rich Drews_Midwest EnergyRich Drews has been a Team Midwest fixture for 38 years, most recently in the role of line layout technician. But on Sept. 14 he started wearing a new hat as the safety and loss control director.

“We added this new role in recognition of the increasing need for coordinated safety training for our employees, safety oversight of the many contract crews working for the co-op and subsidiaries, and a more intentional approach to office and everyday safety considerations,” explains Midwest CEO Bob Hance.

“Rich is a great fit for this new position, as he knows the ins and outs of the industry and this company, and is strongly committed to our culture and employees. We’re in very capable and competent hands as we proceed with a more proactive approach to safety,” Hance said.