Vice-President of Operations
Thomas Cheek began his utility career, with the Cooperative, in 1997 as an Engineering Technician. While at HILCO Electric, Thomas has held the positions of Economic Development Manager, in 2003, the Assistant Director of Engineering, in 2007 and the Director of Operations/Engineering, in 2010. In 2014, he was promoted to his current position as the Assistant General Manager of Operations where he oversees HILCO’s lineman and engineering staff along with overhead, underground and right-of-way contractors.
Thomas has completed the requirements and received a Management Certification along with his Associate Degree, from Hill College. He has also obtained several certifications from NRECA and TEC. Thomas is active in his community, has served as a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Board in Hillsboro and has served as an advisory committee member for TSTC workforce education programs.
Thomas and his wife, Amie, live in Hillsboro, have three children and are members of the First Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, fishing, hunting and boating.