DENTON — Choptank Electric recently hired Leroy Sverduk as the new vice president of engineering services.

He began his duties on Monday, Sept. 16, according to a news release from the cooperative.

Sverduk was Delaware Electric Cooperative’s manager of metering and power supply. He had been with Delaware Electric since 2011, when he was originally hired as a systems engineer.

Before joining Delaware Electric, he led research in underwater electromagnetic sensor and sensor systems for the Office of Naval Research and Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock,where he was an electronics engineer.

Sverduk earned a Bachelor’s of Science in engineering with an electrical concentration from Messiah College, and is a licensed professional engineer in Delaware and Maryland. He has also completed the Robert I. Kabat Management Program, which is a six-week National Rural Electric Cooperative Association leadership training program.

“We are excited to have Mr. Sverduk as part of the Choptank Electric family,” said Mike Malandro, president and CEO of Choptank Electrice. “His understanding of the local electrical grid and previous Co-op experience makes him a perfect choice to implement 21st century utility innovation and strengthen Choptank Electric’s executive team.”

Sverduk lives in Greenwood, Del., with his wife and three children.

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