Max Spiker Selected as Reclamation's Power Resources Manager
Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615
For Release: November 18, 2013
DENVER - The Bureau of Reclamation has selected Max Spiker as the Power Resources Manager. Spiker will work with the Senior Hydropower Advisor and Reclamation offices in managing Reclamation's hydropower operation and maintenance program, reliability compliance program and renewable energy program.
"Max brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in hydropower to this position," Senior Hydropower Advisor Kerry McCalman said. "His leadership and technical skills will be a valuable asset in accomplishing Reclamation’s goals in hydropower operations and maintenance, electric system reliability and renewable energy development."
Since 2010 Spiker has been the Operation and Maintenance Program Manager in the Power Resources Office providing policy direction and oversight of the operation and maintenance of 53 federal power facilities in the 17 Western states.
Prior to that, Spiker was the Upper Colorado Region Power Manager where he managed the power program on the upper Colorado River and its tributaries, including Glen Canyon Dam, Flaming Gorge Dam and the facilities on the Gunnison River.
Previously Spiker held multiple positions including mechanical journeyman at Hoover Dam, Facility Manager at Green Mountain Dam, Estes Lake and Marys Lake power plants, Facility Manager of the Colorado - Big Thompson Project and Deputy Power Manager of the Upper Colorado Region.
He has more than 25 years of experience with Reclamation. Spiker graduated from Weber State University with an Associate of Science degree in Construction Technology in 1988.
He begins his new responsibilities in mid-November.
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