Mike Schmidt preparing for retirement from Black Hills Energy

SIDNEY — On August 6, after five years with Black Hills Energy, Mike Schmidt is retiring. Schmidt joined the company shortly after the purchase of Source Gas, leading the Sidney area team as operations supervisor.  With him, he brought many years of experiences from work in the oil and gas industry as well a love for the area only a native to the region can bring.

According to his supervisor, Scott Borders, Schmidt was the right guy for the job.  “When Mike came into the position, there were a lot of new technicians.  We were looking for someone who could mentor and lead them, and he has done just that.  He would probably say the team is more like family to him."

Schmidt will leave behind a legacy focused on safety and customer service.  His team often leads the company well above industry standards in both categories.  He is known for saying the most important thing is that as we provide a great service, we need to make sure everyone gets home safe to their families each night.

“We want to thank him for all he has done and we will miss Mike’s leadership, dedication and bright sense of humor, but he deserves this and all the extra time he will get playing his favorite role in life, which is grandpa,” shares Borders.

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