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Austin native takes over Dairyland VP post

Published 11:00am Friday, January 18, 2013

An Austin native has been named vice president of strategic planning at Dairyland Power Cooperative.


John Carr started the job on Jan. 4. He succeeded Dale Pohlman, who retired after 12 years at Dairyland.

Carr joined Dairyland Power as director of fuels management in May 2008, and was promoted to director of fuel and power marketing in May 2011.

Carr has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Iowa State University. He has 25 years of professional experience in grain marketing and transportation, trading and risk management, utility fuel supply operations, and energy marketing. Prior to joining Dairyland, he was employed by Alliant Energy in Madison, and Cargill Inc., of Minneapolis.

Carr and his wife, Cynthia, live in Chaseburg, Wis.

Dairyland’s headquarters are in La Crosse, Wis., and it provides wholesale electricity to 25 distribution cooperatives and 15 municipal utilities.

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