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Congratulations to the 2018 Gene Wilhoite Innovations in Transmission Line Engineering Awardee

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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At the recent ETS conference in Atlanta, Archie D. Pugh, P.E., PMP, M.ASCE, was presented with the 2018 Gene Wilhoite Award. Archie is a highly regarded leader in transmission engineering at AEP with more than twelve years serving in a critical role in the siting, permitting, design and construction of the Wyoming - Jackson Ferry, 765kV Transmission Line Project, the first 6 conductor bundle 765kV line in North America. Archie is recognized with the Wilhoite Award for his leadership skills, willingness to share his knowledge and experience, and continuous education of his staff and peers in the electric utility industry. These attributes were key to the success of the Wyoming-Jackson Ferry project and continue to serve him well in his position overseeing operations of AEP transmission systems in 7 states. Archie has also served on the SEI ETS Conference planning committee since 2006 (Chair in 2012), is a past member of MOP 113, and an alum of Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering.