Carl Haney has succeeded Tony Peek as director at Cookeville, Tenn., ED.

Haney, who’s scheduled to mark his 25th year at the utility in 2019, took over for Peek in February. Peek retired, closing the book on a 44-year career at Cookeville ED.

Cookeville City Manager Mike Davidson cited Haney’s “extensive knowledge and experience” at the utility.

“Carl … has proven his capability to serve and lead the department; he will handle the duties well,” Davidson said.

Haney, who studied engineering at Tennessee Tech University, has been Cookeville ED’s operations superintendent for the past nine years. He was promoted by Peek, who served as the utility’s chief executive for the last 30 of his 44 years there.

“I have learned a great deal from Tony over the years,” Haney said.

Peek, who started his Cookeville ED career on a line crew, was just the utility’s fourth director since 1903.