Kent Rudd is the new general manager at Benton, KY, ES. He succeeds Mark Fisk, who resigned earlier in September.

A Benton-area native, Rudd joined the municipal utility in 1998 as a line apprentice. He became a journeyman five years later, after completing the TVPPA Lineman Apprentice Program. Rudd has served for the past four years as the utility’s operations foreman.

“We will continue to strive for excellence in reliability and efficiency,” Rudd said. “Our goal remains to provide the best possible service to our customers.”