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Thursday, June 17, 2021

City of Ocala names new director of Ocala Electric Utilities

Marvin Ayala
Marvin Ayala

Marvin Ayala has been named as the new director of the Ocala Electric Utility.

Ayala served as the deputy director for OEU since August 2018 and accepted the role of director on March 23. Currently, he oversees the entire OEU Department, 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 working for the City of Ocala, Ayala was the director of electric operations for South Norwalk Electric and Water, manager of electric field operations for Eversource Energy and supervisor of standard field operations for the United Illuminating Company in Norwalk, Conn. He also served as the customer Project manager for Consolidated Edison Company in New York, N.Y.

“I am honored to be a part of Ocala Electric Utility and work in unison with the employees who serve this community,” said Ayala. “Together we strive to provide outstanding programs, friendly customer service, and contribute to community engagement supporting residential and commercial customers. It is OEU’s priority to remain committed to investing in our infrastructure, creating a sustainable future for all customers.”

Ayala recently earned his MBA and has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Manhattan College. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, including traveling, fishing, kayaking and planning his next adventure with his family.

Doug Peebles was recently promoted as the deputy director of OEU and has been with the utility department since July 2000.