Kevin Frizzell To Retire As General Manager of Owensboro Municipal Utilities

At an Owensboro Utility Commission meeting on Dec. 16, Owensboro Municipal Utilities (OMU) General Manager Kevin Frizzell advised the Commission that he intends to retire effective Aug. 1, 2022.

Frizzell told the Commission he was making the announcement now so to provide ample time for the selection of a new General Manager and to ensure a smooth transition for the Kentucky utility.

Frizzell, who will have 32 years of service upon his retirement has served as General Manager for the past four years.

Frizzell was named interim General Manager on Feb. 12, 2018 and General Manager on December 20, 2018.

Frizzell, formerly OMU’s Director of Production, joined OMU in 1990 at the company’s coal-fired generating plant, the Elmer Smith Station, as the Technical Services Manager.

He was named Director of Power Production in 2008, charged with the management of OMU’s largest asset, the Elmer Smith Station. In 2013, OMU combined power production and water treatment into one production department and operation of OMU’s two drinking water plants came under his area of responsibility.

Utility Commission Chairman JT Fulkerson said that OMU is ready to begin the search and selection process and expects to identify qualified candidates from outside and within OMU.

OMU is the largest municipal electric and water system in Kentucky with more than 26,000 electric, 24,000 water and 160 telecommunications customers.