The Bottom Line
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Garcia marks 25 years with utility

Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) Daniel Garcia recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the utility.

Garcia is a power system coordinator within KEYS' dispatch center and is responsible for managing the local power grid and generating resources. Prior to his current post, Garcia held the positions of tree trimmer, plant operator and meter reader.

Consulting firm promotes Barta

Key West resident Nancy Barta has recently been promoted to the position of public information specialist with SWC (Sandy Walters Consulting), working out of the firm's Key West office.

She is a longtime Keys resident with extensive experience in sales-related communications.

The consulting firm often serves as a liaison between project managers and the public to ensure that questions are answered promptly and clearly.

The firm holds a contract with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) providing communications services for all construction projects in Monroe County. Barta is currently serving as the principle contact for two FDOT construction projects -- in Marathon and on Big Pine Key.

Barta also heads up FDOT's "Put It Down" campaign in Monroe County, which urges drivers to avoid distracting activities during driving such as texting. Barta recruited 17 partners who helped reach thousands of residents and visitors by holding events, email campaigns and by displaying posters.

Arencibia named outstanding employee

Pedro Arencibia has been named Keys Energy Services' (KEYS) outstanding employee of the second quarter for 2014.

Arencibia has worked for the utility for more than 25 years and currently serves as a line leader in the transmission and distribution (T&D) department. In his current position, he oversees a T&D work crew and ensures jobs are completed in an efficient and safe manner. Arencibia previously held the positions of foreman and lineman.

He said his favorite thing about KEYS is the opportunity the utility has afforded him "to have a good job for a long time and the chance to meet a lot of good people."

He added that, "The most rewarding aspect of my job has been watching guys come in as apprentices and becoming linemen under my watch."

Arencibia was born and raised in Key West and is a graduate of Key West High School. He lives in Key West with his wife Heather, with whom he has two children.

Arencibia's name will be engraved on a perpetual plaque in the William Arnold Service Building. He will receive a $250 bonus and an extra vacation day.