Board of Trustees
The service area of North Central Electric is divided into seven districts, each with a member elected representative. Each district has one elected candidate to represent all the members of that district for a term of three years. Due to the large number of members in both Crawford and Wyandot counties, two trustees are elected from both District 1 and District 2. Board district map and district descriptions.
Members wanting to vie for the cooperative's board of trustees must submit a nominating petition bearing at least 25 member signatures from their respective districts. A maximum of two candidates per district can appear on the official ballot. Should more than two district candidates submit nominating petitions, a runoff district-wide election will be conducted in April. The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the district will have their names placed on the official ballot. The entire membership votes on candidates through mail/electronic ballot before the annual meeting. Results of the election will be announced at the annual meeting in June. View the trustee nomination and election schedule.
The Board of Trustees meets monthly. They are responsible for setting the cooperative's policies and rates, approving contracts and regularly review the operating performance of the cooperative and its appointed management. As representatives of the rural community, they communicate the interests of the cooperative's membership.
President: Duane E. Frankart
Vice President: Rodney P. Snavely
Secretary: Kevin E. Bishop
Treasurer: Steven J. Seitz
Kevin E. Bishop
3230 Orr Road
Bloomville, OH 44818
Mr. Bishop was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2005. He earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate in 2008 and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2012.
OCCUPATION: Sr. Process Analyst - Heat Treat, Timken Co., Bucyrus, OH
2265 Temple Road
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
Mr. Armstrong was appointed in March 2015 after Don Strausbaugh resigned. Since Armstrong was the only member to file a nominating petition, the board decided to appoint him immediately rather than wait until the annual meeting.
OCCUPATION: Retired Process Engineer from General Electric after 34 years of service.
Dennis W. Schindler
5392 Township Road 51
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Mr. Schindler has been a North Central Electric trustee since 1984. He was elected vice president in 2005. Mr. Schindler represents North Central Electric as a trustee on the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative Board of Directors. He is an officer of the Federated Energy Services Cooperative, which is the management and shared services cooperative formed in 1998 with Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative in Wellington, OH. He earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 2005 and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2009.
OCCUPATION: Retired buyer, Guardian Industries, Upper Sandusky, OH; Self-employed farmer, Crane Township
Steven J. Seitz
5703 County Highway 37
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Mr. Seitz was appointed to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2014.
OCCUPATION: Owner of U.S. Lube Express, Upper Sandusky, OH; Wyandot County Commissioner, Wyandot, OH
Nick W. Wagner IV
13257 East County Road 56
Attica, OH 44807
Mr. Wagner was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2014.
OCCUPATION: Raises registered Angus cattle and has been a self-employed mechanic for five years
TRUSTEE / VICE PRESIDENT:
Rodney P. Snavely
9409 East Township Road 138
Republic, OH 44867
Mr. Snavely was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2001. In 2005, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate through the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2010. He was elected treasurer of the board in 2012.
OCCUPATION: Engineering manager, Mataltek, Sandusky, OH; Part-time grain farmer and produces maple syrup.
Ronald P. Frisch
2635 Township Road 86
Tiffin, OH 44883
Mr. Frisch was elected to serve on the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2007. In 2010, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2013 from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
OCCUPATION: Full-time farmer since 1973, grain and cattle
Michael P. Scherger
6254 West Township Road 154
Kansas, OH 44841
OCCUPATION: Vice President of Scherger Farms Inc.
TRUSTEE / PRESIDENT:
Duane E. Frankart
10481 West State Route 18
Fostoria, OH 44830
Mr. Frankart was elected to the North Central Electric Board of Trustees in 2001 and was named treasurer in March 2007. In 2012 Frankart was elected president. He represents North Central Electric on the Federated Energy Services Cooperative Board of Trustees. In 2005, he earned his Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate and his Board Leadership Certificate in 2007 from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
OCCUPATION: Frankart Farms, Fostoria, OH; Retired midnight shift manager, Atlas Crankshaft (Cummins Engine)