• Special to the Leader & Times
Black Hills Energy recently recognized field measurement technician Danny Luebbers for 20 years of service and gas operations technician Matt Hensley for five years of service. Significantly, neither has had a chargeable vehicle accident or lost time injury in all those years of service.
“We value the safety of our customers and employees above all else,” said Deanna Burkhart, operations supervisor for Black Hills Energy in Liberal. “Dedicated employees such as Danny and Matt are key to the company’s effective natural gas service in Liberal. It’s through their efforts and the work of all our employees that we are able to provide the safe and reliable service that our customers expect.”
Luebbers joined Peoples Natural Gas, a Black Hills Energy predecessor, in 1991 as a meter reader in Liberal. In his current assignment he is responsible for testing and maintaining all measurement and regulation equipment. He earned an associate’s degree from Seward County Community College.
Hensley joined the company in 2006 as an operations technician in Liberal. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance for the gas distribution system in Liberal and the surrounding area. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Also recognized at the awards ceremony were:
Jose Martinez, leak technician, for two years without a lost time injury.
Rick Potts, gas operations technician, 26 years without a chargeable vehicle accident, six years without a lost time injury.
Rodney Kelling, gas operations technician, 28 years without a lost time injury.