Elbe Baisden, Jr. retires after 54 years of service

Following 53 years of service, a warm goodbye was given to Elbe Baisden, Jr., Technician A, Customer Meter Services (CMS) in Bellmore from his CMS and Gas Operation colleagues in late March. Our leadership and union leadership were also there to present Elbe with kind words and gifts of appreciation for his dedication over the years. 

Elbe and some of his co-workers


At the celebration breakfast, Elbe shared some great words of advice:

“The guys and the leadership just made my work enjoyable and that’s why I’ve been here so long.” He also talked about his safety record, a remarkable 50+ years injury free. “As far as safety goes, if you do the right thing, you just can’t go wrong. You’ve always got to be aware of what’s around you.”

Pictured above (l – r): Rick Verderame – Manager; Jim Brown – 1049 Business Manager; Elbe Baidsen; Ray Anderson – Manager CMS; Brian Varga – Director; Mike Bernardo – Director, Labor Relations; Dave Spotteck – Supervisor CMS


If you missed this video from 2017, here’s a spotlight of Elbe on his 50+ years of safety that’s worth the watch.

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