TMU MANAGEMENT TEAM
Day to day operations are the responsibility of the Utility Manager working with the Superintendents of each department. The Utility Manager reports directly to the Board and is responsible for implementing the policies of the Board. The Superintendents are responsible for the satisfactory operation of their respective utility and direct supervision of the employees within their department. The Utility Manager and Superintendents must work as a team to maintain each utility to the highest possible standard, provide superior customer service, and all at a reasonable cost to our rate payers.
Jim Ankrum - Utility General Manager
Jim is a long-time resident of Tipton County and has over 30 years of experience in the Design and Construction of Municipal Utility capital projects. Jim works closely with Department Superintendents on Operational issues and provides leadership for all Financial and Governmental matters pertaining to each Utility Department. Jim reports directly to the five member Tipton Utility Service Board (TUSB) and facilitates Economic Development with other Tipton City and County leaders including the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Planning and County Commissioners. Jim and his five-member team report out of the TMU business office located at 210 S. Main Street in Tipton.
Brad Cox - Electric Department Superintendent
Brad jointed TMU in 1979 and is a Journyman Lineman. Brad had served TMU as a Lineman, Foreman, and Assistant Superintendent. He was promoted to Superintendent in December of 2017. Brad is in charge of our entire Electrical Distribution System which consists of approximately 50 square miles of distribution. Brad works from the Electric Line Department located at 891 Berryman Pike, Tipton.
Jeff Heard - Water Department Superintendent
Jeff joined TMU in 1988 and holds WT3 Plant Operators License and a DSL Distribution License. Jeff has worked in all aspects of the Water Department and was promoted to Water Superintendent in 2008. Jeff is in charge of our 10 production wells, 2 treatment plants, 2 water towers, and approximately 9 square miles of water mains. Jeff works from the East Water Plant at 310 N. East Street, Tipton.
Troy Hooker - Wastewater Superintendent
Troy has been with TMU for a total of 24 years. He holds a Class 4 Treatment Plant Operators License, a Class B Industrial Wastewater License and a Class 3 Collections License. Troy has experience in all aspects of the wastewater plant operations as well as the collection system. Troy is responsible for 2 treatment plants as well as the collection systems feeding those plants. Troy works from the East Wastewater Plant located at 909 E. Jefferson Street, Tipton.
Tim Davis - Collection and Lift Station Superintendent
Tim is a life-long resident of Tipton County and a 30 year-plus employee of Tipton Municipal Utilities. Tim oversees the existing Sanitary and Storm-water Collection systems as well as the various Lift Stations throughout the TMU service area. Tim regularly overseas line and lift station cleaning, reduction in Combined Storm-water Overflows (CSO's) and assists the Wastewater Department with scheduled tank cleaning and maintenance. Tim and his staff report out of the TMU Collections building at 1066 Development Drive on the north side of Tipton.
Emily Anderson - Customer Service Co-Ordinator
Emily has been with TMU for 18 years in the Billing and Customer Service Department. Emily has experience in all aspects of the Billing and Customer Service Department. She was promoted to Customer Service Co-Ordinator in January of 2018 and works from the Business Office at 210 S. Main Street, Tipton.