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Don Reynolds

On Jan. 11, a retirement celebration was held in honor of Don Reynolds, who retired from Central Valley Electric Cooperative after more than 44 years.

At the age of 19, Reynolds began his career at CVE in the staking department. Over the next 30-plus years, he worked on the construction crew, as a serviceman in the oilfield, and as a substation technician. For the past 10 years, Reynolds was a bucket truck operator and crew foreman.

“The true success of this co-op is its employees,” said Chuck Pinson, CVE general manager. “Don has definitely left his mark on CVE and was a great leader and teacher.”

For Reynolds, it hasn’t felt like it’s been more than 40 years with the same company, and he says he will miss the people and the camaraderie with his coworkers.

“I will also miss the work,” said Reynolds. “I enjoyed what I did, and CVE has always been a good place to work.”

Now that Reynolds is retired, he plans to go hunting, fishing, and do some traveling with his wife, Jeannie.

Central Valley Electric Cooperative would like to thank Reynolds for his lifelong commitment to CVE and its members, and wish him the best in his retirement.