MEA Appoints Tom Halek as Vice President of Marketing

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Patrick Van Beek, president of Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA), an energy delivery trade association founded in 1905, announced the appointment of Tom Halek as its new Vice President of Marketing

Tom Halek

Tom Halek

Tom’s unique set of marketing knowledge and skills, combined with his energy delivery experience will add value to the members of MEA.

Patrick Van Beek, president of Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA), an energy delivery trade association founded in 1905, announced the appointment of Tom Halek as its new Vice President of Marketing. Tom joined MEA on September 15.

Mr. Halek is a lifelong resident of the Twin Cities and brings extensive experience in Marketing, Sales and Business Development across a variety of industries, including 13 years with a major natural gas delivery company. As Vice President of Marketing, Tom is responsible for the direction of MEA’s sales communication and strategic management.

“MEA‘s continued growth of its membership, programs, and products will be the primary focus of Tom’s new role within the association. Tom’s unique set of marketing knowledge and skills, combined with his energy delivery experience will add value to the members of MEA.”

Tom received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Studies with an emphasis in Energy from St. Cloud State University and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Executive MBA program.

Tom enjoyed a progressive 13 year career with Minnegasco (now CenterPoint Energy) holding several management positions in Residential/Commercial Marketing, Sales and Business Development. Under his leadership, Minnegasco developed the first service line installation guarantee program in the country called Rapid Response and launched the first natural gas fireplace rebate program. After leaving the utility industry, Tom launched two of his own companies; Professional Property Inspections, Inc. and PropertyOne Services Group, Inc. Prior to joining MEA in September, Tom was a General Manager and Small Business Consultant serving the home improvement industry.

Tom is a past board member and President of the Minnesota Blue Flame Gas Association and has earned numerous awards for his leadership from a number of trade associations. In addition, Tom authored a marketing and information technology white paper on strategic database marketing called World Class Marketing: Information – The Primary Strategic Resource.

Tom and his wife Michelle live in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Please join us in welcoming Tom to Midwest ENERGY Association.

Tom can be reached at (651) 289-9600 x101 or tomh (at) midwestenergy (dot) org.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, energy delivery companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for energy delivery companies.

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