The New Faces of MEC’s Management Team

Two new employees bring community and industry expertise to Mohave Electric

Welcome, Rick Hernandez

Rick Hernandez headshotMohave Electric Cooperative welcomed Rick Hernandez last November as the new human resources manager. Rick brings over a decade of experience to MEC.

For the past eleven years, Rick worked for a sourcing agency as regional manager overseeing operations for Arizona and Nevada through interviewing and hiring. MEC’s administrative office has previously contracted reception & other hiring through his sourcing agency.

“MEC has a great reputation, with ties to the community. This is a great opportunity that I couldn’t pass up to work closely with members and with team-orientated employees,” says Rick Hernandez.

Community is a priority for Rick. For twenty-five years, he has coached youth and travel basketball. Rick has lived in Bullhead City for the last seventeen years where he currently resides with his fiancé.

Rick has human resources certification from Villanova University in Pennsylvania.

Welcome, Jonathan Martell

Jonathan Martell headshotMohave Electric Cooperative also welcomed Jonathan Martell as chief operating officer in December. Jonathan has a vast amount of experience, with more than thirty years in energy transmission and distribution facilities.

For the past five years, Jonathan has worked for Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) as executive director of energy service. He was responsible for overseeing all energy and fuel procurement along with member and customer billing, while managing the resource planning team, including service to MEC.

“Jonathan will be a great asset to our members through his demonstrated success of senior management, leadership, and strategic business planning. His negotiation of lower rates of railroad transportation contracts at AEPCO showcases the dedication our members will appreciate,” says chief executive officer, Tyler Carlson.

Jonathan has succession management leadership certification from Pima Community College and an A.S. degree in Electronics Technology at Cochise Community College in Arizona.