City of Milford hires Chipola as new Electric Director

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Tony Chipola

The City of Milford recently hired Tony Chipola as the new Electric Director.  In this role, Chipola is responsible for the direction and supervision of the City’s Electric Division, which includes operating and maintaining the city electrical system, trouble calls, installing of new aerial and underground lines, also performing maintenance of the existing lines.

“Tony has shown a passion for serving electric customers at the local level. He knows the benefits of public power to a community,” said Mark Whitfield, City Manager.  “His background will serve the City well as we continue to grow, both by population and by power demands and supply.”

Chipola joins the city with 17 years of electrical engineering experience, including substation and distribution engineering, relay test development, SCADA system knowledge, electrical planning and forecasting, and solar experience.  After graduating from Drexel University with his BS in Electrical Engineering, Chipola began his career at the City of Vineland and most recently worked at Exelon Corporation for the last 14 years.  He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

“I’m excited to leverage my skills gained from both the municipal and corporate sectors to provide safe and reliable electric for the residents of Milford,” Chipola said.

In his free time, Chipola collects hobbies and currently enjoys hand wiring guitar effects pedals and playing the guitar.  He, his wife and 10-year-old son also enjoy the outdoors – hiking, kayaking, and canoeing – together.

Residents can contact Chipola and the electric department at 302-422-1110.

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