The REA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Al Haman as CEO. Al has served as interim CEO since March and will continue as our Manager of Operations and Engineering, where he has served in this role since 2008.
Prior to accepting the CEO position, Al has served as the CEO of STAR Energy Services in Alexandria since 1999. Al is a registered professional engineer and an NDSU graduate originally from Bluffton, Minnesota.
Al grew up in Bluffton, Minnesota, and graduated from Wadena Deer Creek High School (formerly Wadena Senior High School) in 1986. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at NDSU, Al was hired by Otter Tail Power and began his engineering career in Fergus Falls. In the summer of 1999, Al accepted the position of CEO for STAR Energy Services, a subsidiary of REA. STAR provides a variety of services to electric utilities.
The tentative starting date for Al to assume his new position is January 1, 2021.