Brad Belluz earns promotion at Hydro One!

By Robin McCormick
Devlin correspondent

Brad Belluz has recently been promoted to Customer Operations Manager for Northwest with Hydro One.

Brad, 47, has worked at Hydro One since 1997, so this is a well-deserved promotion, and he has filled many shoes before reaching this position.

In 1997, Brad joined Hydro One as a forestry labourer. He then received a line’s apprenticeship. Upon completing the apprenticeship, he took a full-time regional line maintainer position based out of Dryden, when he worked many winters in Pickle Lake. After ten years, Brad took a supervisor position, managing crews.

Three years ago, Brad relocated to Fort Frances, and he’s happy to be here, as this is the District he was raised in.

Brad works a large area from Sapawe to the Manitoba border and up to Pickle Lake and Red Lake. The centres are located in Fort Frances, Kenora, Dryden and Ear Falls and Brad manages all the operations for provincial lines. This involves almost weekly travel to Dryden, Kenora and Ear Falls.

Brad is very pleased with this job, but he will never forget climbing poles, and walking through swamps at 2 a.m. to get people’s hydro back on.

Brad has never been a stranger to Hydro One; his dad Jim was employed there for 35 years, retiring with the title UTS #1.

When I asked Brad how it feels to follow in his dad’s footsteps he heartily says, “I followed in his footsteps, then overstepped him.”

Brad and his partner Monika have purchased a lovely home in Fort Frances. He’s happy to make his home here and equally happy to be living close to his daughter Jade and his parents Jim and Glenda.

Here’s wishing you all the best in this new position. We know you’ll “Give it your all.”

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