The City of Ocala has selected Eric Weaver as the new director for Ocala Electric Utility (OEU).
Weaver served as the interim director since Dec. 2019 and accepted the new role on Aug. 4. He oversees the entire OEU organization, including transmission and distribution, construction, automated meter infrastructure (AMI) operations, public education and outreach, resource management, substations, engineering, system operations and power compliance.
Prior to his promotion, Weaver served as the deputy director for OEU, overseeing engineering, resource management and public education and outreach. Before that, he was the planning engineer for electric engineering, playing a large role in the growth and design of the electrical system.
Weaver has been employed by the City of Ocala for nine years. Prior to joining the city’s staff, he worked for Gulf Power in Panama City Beach and with Florida Power and Light as an engineer.
“It is an honor to lead OEU employees who work diligently together to provide reliable power for our customers,” said Weaver. “Our current goal is to wisely invest in our people, management systems, infrastructure and transition to clean energy to provide a reliable future. This leadership and investment will allow everyone to enjoy a safe, healthy, productive and sustainable environment.”
Weaver has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University and holds a Professional Engineer License in Power Engineering. In his time away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and golfing.