Under the policy-setting guidance of the District’s elected Board, Mr. Hashimoto directs the day-to-day operations of the District’s extensive irrigation water storage and delivery system, as well as the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity within a 662 square-mile service area in Central California.
Reporting to Mr. Hashimoto are five Assistant General Managers with business unit responsibility in water resources, power supply, financial services, electrical engineering and operations, as well as resource management, planning and rates. Also reporting to him are the Director of Human Resources, Director of Water Resources and Regulatory Affairs and the Customer Service Department Manager.
Mr. Hashimoto was previously the Assistant General Manager of Electrical Engineering and Operations and held that title since 2001. He has more than 30 years of service at the District, and was responsible for spearheading the design and operation of District distribution lines, transmission lines, substation and communications projects. In addition, he managed various technical studies and manages customer contact for large commercial, industrial and residential development projects within the District.
During his career with TID, Mr. Hashimoto has worked on several major transmission line, substation and power plant projects. He has been involved in the permitting, design, construction and commissioning of these projects. He has served as the electric system protection engineer and has been the project manager on several substation projects.
Prior to joining TID, he worked in a family farming operation and in other agriculturally-related businesses.
Mr. Hashimoto is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a licensed professional electrical engineer in the state of California.Back to top of page>
Brian Stubbert, Assistant General Manager of Financial Services and CFO
Mr. Stubbert is responsible for planning and directing all of TID’s financial, information technology, and materials management activities. He performs critical analysis on both internal and external events, providing recommendations to the general manager and board of directors. His tasks include developing and improving cost controls and maintaining good credit standing for the District.
Mr. Stubbert has more than 22 years of financial experience in accounting, budgeting, working with auditors and with boards of directors. Most of his financial expertise was developed during his tenure within the San Joaquin Valley and its diverse agriculture industry.
Mr. Stubbert is a graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and most recently served at Merced Irrigation District where he was the Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Stubbert currently serves on the United Way Board of Directors and has served as the Board President as well as the Chairman for the Finance Committee for United Way of Stanislaus County. He has also served as chairman of The Patterson Vegetable Co. and Teamsters Local 948 Health and Welfare Benefit Trust.Back to top of page>
Tou Her, Assistant General Manager, Water Resources
Mr. Her is responsible for the Civil Engineering, Water Distribution, Construction and Maintenance, and Transportation and Facilities departments, in addition to overseeing the Don Pedro Recreation Agency.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Her served as the Civil Engineering Department Manager, and was responsible for irrigation capital planning, engineering, and project management, irrigation geographic information system and SCADA, inspection of dams and other irrigation infrastructure, and survey/right-of-way. He has also managed many complex projects during his tenure at TID, including the Canal Office parking structure expansion and solar energy generation system, Walnut Energy Center’s water treatment plan microfiltration, and the civil design of many electrical substations.
Mr. Her holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed professional civil engineer in the state of California.Back to top of page>
Michelle Reimers, Assistant General Manager, External Affairs
Michelle Reimers was appointed Assistant General Manager, External Affairs in September 2016. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development for the District’s communications, outreach, education and government affairs and customer programs. Mrs. Reimers regularly advises the General Manager on matters of public policy as well providing her counsel regarding the District’s opportunities and threats.
Prior to her current position, Mrs. Reimers served as the District’s Director of External Affairs and Public Information Division Manager. In those capacities, Mrs. Reimers was responsible for the scoping, planning and implementation of high-profile projects such as: a customer research program, full redesigns of TID’s external website, the District’s first ever power online outage notification system for customers and the District’s 125th Anniversary Celebration and award-winning commemorative documentary film The Irrigationist. Created and coordinated an educational campaign regarding a major water issues; Worth Your Fight Campaign and; Tuolumne River Management Plan.
Mrs. Reimers advocates on TID’s behalf via several state and national professional organizations including the American Public Power Association, Northwest Public Power Association, California Farm Bureau Federation and the Association of California Water Agencies.
Mrs. Reimers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications from California State University Stanislaus and graduated Magna Cum Laude.Back to top of page>
Brad Koehn, Assistant General Manager, Power Supply
Brad Koehn was appointed Assistant General Manager, Power Supply in 2017. He is responsible for managing the District’s internal and external power generation and supply resources, day-ahead/hour-ahead energy trading and scheduling, energy settlements and various interactions with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Mr. Koehn also oversees the permitting, licensing, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of power generation and related facilities.
Mr. Koehn is responsible for the long-term development and management of strategic solutions to the District’s power supply. This includes renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission mandates, wholesale electric and gas transactions, wholesale transmission agreements, risk management in economic modeling, load forecasting and retail rates.
Mr. Koehn has over 20 years of experience in the engineering field. Prior to working at Turlock Irrigation District, Brad spent 16 years in private practice engineering, most recently co-owning a local civil engineering firm. In 2011, Mr. Koehn joined TID as the Civil Engineering Department Manager where he was responsible for the planning, design, and project management of many capital improvement, water-use efficiency, and irrigation automation projects.
Mr. Koehn a licensed professional engineer and land surveyor in the State of California. He has a long heritage in the local area and has deep ties to Turlock and the surrounding agricultural community. He is active in the community and volunteers his time as a director on two local boards.Back to top of page>
Manjot Gill, Assistant General Manager, Electrical Engineering and Operations
Manjot Gill joined the Turlock Irrigation District in September of 2006 and was appointed to his present position of Assistant General Manager, Electrical Engineering and Operations in June 2017.
Mr. Gill directs the planning, design and operation of the District’s transmission lines, distribution lines, substations, and communications systems. He also manages various technical studies and oversees coordination with the District’s large industrial and commercial customers in the design of new electric service facilities.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gill held the position of Electrical Engineering Department Manager of Smart Grid and Standards and was responsible for District Metering, Electrical Standards, Solar Applications, Joint Pole, Electrical GIS, and large capital projects. During his career with TID he has also worked on several transmission line projects and designed distribution facilities for large industrial and commercial customers.
Mr. Gill is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He is also a Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California.Back to top of page>