John Horner, Jr. Chosen for Leadership Maryland Class of 2020

Easton Utilities Vice President of Operations and Easton resident one of 52 selected for professional development program. Annapolis, Md. (February 13, 2020) – Leadership Maryland announced today that John J. Horner, Jr., MBA, ’20, Vice President at Easton Utilities, has been chosen to participate in the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. Horner is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 28th class – the Class of 2020, who will complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and […]

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Easton Utilities holds Cyber Defense 101

Easton Utilities held a free educational event for local businesses focused on cybersecurity. Over 70 attendees participated in the event which was held at The Milestone. “Cybersecurity should be an important focus for businesses and individuals alike, and we believe sharing the expansive knowledge our IT team possesses was of great value to our community,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. The educational event was conducted by Easton Utilities’ Chief Information Officer, Fred Christie, who has worked in the IT and computer fields for over 35 years. Mr. Christie works with numerous government agencies on cyber […]

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John Hines Promoted to Electric Department Manager

Easton Utilities named John E. Hines III, P.E., as the Electric Department Manager. In this position, John is responsible for all aspects of the operation for the safe generation and delivery of power from transmission through distribution to the customer. “I am honored to be chosen as the next leader of this department comprised of knowledgeable, dedicated individuals focused on providing safe and reliable service to our community,” stated Hines. John joined Easton Utilities in 2004 and has held several positions within the electric department. In this role, he replaces Arnie Boughner who retired from Easton Utilities in early January […]

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Cable and broadcast networks drive increase in Easton Velocity cable rates

Easton Velocity cable programming packages will increase between $0.20 and $4.00 after cable networks and local broadcast affiliates have increased what they charge Easton Cable to carry their programming. “As a not-for-profit, municipal cable company, Easton Velocity does not retain any of the revenue from these increases,” said Ted L. Book, Director of Cable and Communications for Easton Velocity. “These rates are driven by the media corporations who provide the content and we pass along the increases without markup.” Cable networks and broadcast affiliates charge all cable and satellite companies, including Easton Velocity, a per-subscriber fee to carry their programming. […]

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Easton Velocity Provides Gigabit Connectivity

How does a town like Easton help spur economic development and appeal to technology-savvy businesses? While the charm of our Town may be a driving force, there is one more compelling component. Gigabit connectivity. The expansive fiber optic network throughout the Town of Easton is providing gigabit speed to entities such as public health and education. There has been significant media buzz recently highlighting the impressive speed of gigabit, and various cities across the US are claiming designation as a ‘gigabit city’. The Town of Easton can tout they are a “gigabit town” thanks to Easton Utilities. Easton Velocity, a […]

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Service Awards
(Front row left) Hugh Grunden, President & CEO, Bryan Baynard (10 yrs), Troy Jones (20 yrs),
Matt George (20 yrs), and Scott Sears (10 yrs). (Back row left) Jim North (10 yrs), Geoff Diefenderfer (20 yrs),
and Doug Abbott (10 yrs).

Easton Utilities employees mark career milestones

Easton Utilities recently celebrated 10- and 20- year service milestones achieved by seven of its staff members. Geoff Diefenderfer, Journeyman Lineman, Matt George, Gas Tech IV, and Troy Jones, Operator Supervisor, reached 20-year anniversaries during the past year. Doug Abbott, Superintendent of Water and Wastewater Operations, Bryan Baynard, Meter Tech II, Jim North, Apprentice Lineman, and Scott Sears, Supervisor of Software Engineering, marked 10-year anniversaries with the company. “These dedicated individuals have talent and experience which makes them an invaluable asset to our organization and our customers,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities.

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Easton Utilities enters Phase III of Sustainability Campus

To continue moving toward resource conservation and protecting the environment, Easton Utilities is pleased to announce the third phase of the Easton Sustainability Campus with the installment of a two megawatt photo voltaic solar array. The solar component of the overall project is being partially funded by a $3 million grant from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). “The investment by MDE will enable Easton Utilities to create a unique facility highlighting Easton and Maryland as leading innovators in sustainability and the use of renewable energy,” said Hugh E. Grunden, President and CEO of Easton Utilities. “It is a […]

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John Horner

John J. Horner, Jr. named Vice President of Operations

Easton Utilities is pleased to name John J. Horner, Jr. as the Vice President of Operations. Bringing over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Horner joins Easton Utilities from Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), where he held various senior level positions. In this role, Mr. Horner will oversee the daily operational activities as well as charter and manage capital and operational projects. The VP of Operations is a critical role in the organization, combining technical skills with analytical insight to implement policies and spearhead the overall operational plan for Easton Utilities. “John’s significant industry experience will fortify the multi-disciplined team […]

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