The Michigan Electric Cooperative Association (MECA) is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Ulatowski as Safety and Loss Control Instructor starting November 23, 2016. Ulatowski’s primary responsibility will be to deliver safety program training in order to enhance safety awareness and to minimize injury, lost-time accidents and property damages.

“The goal is for all of our safety program participants to return home safe to their families each night,” said Joe McElroy, MECA’s director of safety. “The skills, background and industry knowledge that Tom brings with him will play a key role in helping us deliver upon that goal.”

A seasoned lineman, Ulatowski has over 17 years experience in the industry. His career began with Davis Electric as a telephone technician in 1999, and he built his industry acumen by working for companies such as Hydaker-Wheatlake and C.C. Power. Prior to joining MECA, he spent nine years as a Journeyman Lineman at Cherryland Electric Cooperative.

Throughout his career, Tom has always believed in using his skills to help a bigger cause. When hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, he assisted with reconstruction efforts.  Last year, he traveled to Guatemala as part of the Michigan electric cooperatives’ Partners for Power project and brought electricity to 54 families in rural Guatemala.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, Ronda, and his three kids; Max, Mally and Mason. He coaches the kids’ swim team, the YMCA Breakers, and is an avid hunter and fisherman in his free time.

Please join us in wishing Tom the best in his new position.

If you need to reach Tom, you may contact him at his new email address,, or by phone at (517) 599-4871.