REC Names New Manager of Western Region

December 19, 2018

Fredericksburg, Va. - John Arp was recently promoted as manager of western region for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC). In his new role, Arp will oversee the operations, design and construction departments in REC’s western territory, which stretches from just north of Charlottesville to Winchester and from Spotsylvania County to the slopes of the Shenandoah Mountains.

Arp brings 19 years of electric utility experience to his new position. He joined REC in 2012 as a staff electrical engineering supervisor and most recently served as director of system planning and engineering design. Prior to coming to REC, he worked 13 years for Allegheny Energy, which became First Energy in 2012, as a system planning engineer.

Arp holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Tennessee Technological University and has worked as a journeyman electrician. He earned his professional engineer certifications in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Arp lives with his wife, Melissa, and two teenage sons in Spotsylvania County.