Bret Marchese (Mar-kees) is the Director of Distribution Maintenance for the 3rd largest public power company in the U.S. He has been at Salt River Project or SRP, which is in Tempe, Arizona, for more than 22 years.
Bret’s involvement in the utility is diverse with experience in Operations, Underground Fault Locating, New Business Design & Construction, Transmission Maintenance and Business Technology. His current role as the Director Distribution Maintenance, is responsible to keep the lights on for SRP’s 1M+ customers. His responsibilities in this role include the engineering, inspection, design and line maintenance teams, as well as vegetation management.