The NHEC Executive Team, from left: James Bakas, Dena Lee DeLucca, Fred Anderson,
...James BakasVice President of Operations & Engineering
joined the Cooperative in the spring of 2002 after providing ten years of service to NSTAR Electric and Gas Company/Boston Edison Company
progressed from a Customer Service Engineer to Manager of Account Support providing solutions to the Key Account Community in the form of product and service offerings.In his role as Vice President of Operations, Jim oversaw the electric distribution system operations of the Co-op's ten district offices including field operations, field planning, and fleet maintenance/garage.In the fall of 2006 Jim took on the responsibilities of the Engineering Division and became the Vice President of Operations and Engineering increasing his responsibilities to include all engineering services for the distribution system, along with metering, plant services, warehouse, and the electric shop. Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing his Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.Jim first began his service at the Co-op as the Operations Manager of the Energy Solutions Division where he was responsible for sustaining the organizational success of the division.He
was successful in doing so by managing the development and delivery of products and services to the membership across all market segments as well as developing and implementing a successful Key Account Program. Jim is a member of the Illuminating Engineers Society; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and most recently was elected to the Board of Directors for the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) in the fall of 2006.
In May of 2007 Jim
completed the program "Leadership NH
", a program developed in 1992 in response to the Governor's commission desire to identify emerging talent for future leadership roles to address statewide issues.Jim lives in Moultonborough with his
wife Edrea and their two daughters Rachel and Jessica and is active in the community through his
involvement with the planning board and youth sports programs.