Around  The Co-Op

Cole Johnson

Cole Johnson, Nodak’s Engineering Manager, received recognition for completing the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Management Internship Program (MIP). The MIP is a comprehensive, six week program that provides an in-depth analysis of the functions and processes of cooperative management. Congratulations, Cole!

Steve Danielson

Energy Management Coordinator Steve Danielson retired from Nodak in December of 2023 with 33 years of service.

After graduating from North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton) in 1990, Steve worked for a HVAC company before joining Nodak as a member services representative. With a background in HVAC, Steve was able to answer members’ questions about off-peak, load management, demand response and heating issues. There have been numerous meters installed, parts of equipment tested and outages worked during his time, but he always showed up with a smile and was ready to go the extra mile for the members he served. He was promoted to Energy Services Coordinator in 2012, a role he held until his retirement.

When asked what his favorite part of working for the cooperative was, he said, “It was interacting with so many different members. I made many friends and great memories over the years.”

Steve and his wife Sherri are enjoying retirement, much of which he plans on spending countless hours golfing, watching his family grow, pontoon rides around the lake, and grilling as much and as often as possible. There will be no replacing Steve’s friendly smile, positive attitude and his willingness to help. Thank you, Steve, for 33 fantastic years of service and enjoy your well-deserved retirement

Max Stromsodt Completes Apprenticeship Program

Max Stromsodt, of the Finley crew, earned his journeyman status following the completion of a robust apprenticeship program of the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC). He was recognize during a Jan. 11 awards ceremony at the NDAREC Apprenticeship, Training and Safety Conference in Bismarck, N.D. Congrats Max!