What’s Going on at Mid-Coast Energy Systems? A Lot! ~ By Gina Philippon

Pictured above from left to right: Justin Ward, Chris Salatino, Nick Mason, Patrick Willette and Mick Gregg.

What’s Going on – Our crew continues to grow!  New faces in the Service Department are Chris Salatino and Nick Mason.  Chris Salatino is a 20 year Plumbing and HVAC professional and his career has taken him from Hawaii to much of the east coast and now to Maine.  Originally from Rumford, Chris now resides in Boothbay Harbor with his wife and is an avid motorcycle rider.  Welcome Chris!

Nick Mason graduated from KVCC in 2015 with an Energy Services degree and has spent the last 18 months working in the field as a technician.  Nick lives in Vassalboro where he was born and raised and also enjoys motorcycle riding.  Welcome Nick!

The Installation Department has also grown by 2.  Mick Gregg and Justin Ward have joined the ranks.  Mick Gregg spent two years of his high school career at Sanford Regional Vocational Center followed by two years studying Electrical Engineering at Southern Maine Community College.

Mick lives in Jefferson with his wife and child.  Welcome Mick!

 Justin Ward lives in Warren with his wife and two children. His field of specialty is oil burner service. Justin has been working as a technician since 2009 after graduating from the Maine Energy Marketer’s Association oil burner program.  Welcome Justin!

Patrick Willett is no stranger to MCES.  He began his career here 18 years ago and has been an asset to the company as a Plumbing and HVAC installer for most of that time.  Patrick had to take an unexpected medical leave of absence from MCES and has returned to us healthy and working in shipping, receiving and inventory.  He is getting used to working inside the building after 18 years in the field.  Welcome back Pat!

Accounting Department Manager Marcia Orff welcomed her second grandchild in December. Grace Katherine was the best present under the Christmas tree last Holiday season. Welcome Grace!
Colin Fournier joins Pat in the warehouse every afternoon after school.  Colin lives in Washington and is a senior at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro.  This is not just an after-school job for Colin as he plans on making the trades his career.  Working with our warehouse crew will give Colin a solid foundation to build his future career on.  Welcome Colin!
Another new Hovance! Master Plumber James Hovance and his wife Tracy have welcomed another Son to their home. In the January 2016 issue of The Pipeline we introduced big brother Calvin Scott Hovance and now we welcome William Louis Hovance to the MCES family! Congratulations James and Tracy and welcome William!
After 17 years of service as a field service Technician and Dispatcher, Ed Anderson has retired.  He and his wife sold their home in Bristol and are now residing in Florida.  Ed is pictured at left with a gift of a mug filled with golf tees. We all miss you and wish you the best Ed!