Ed Budy

Ed has 50 years experience in the line industry. He joined the Marine Corp in 1958 and served four years. In 1963 Ed became a groundman which lead to lineman apprenticeship in 1964 and then became a journey lineman in 1967. In 1999 he became a Lead Lone Lineman, the highest position to hold in T&D. Ed retired in 202 but his pride and passion for the craft lead him to teaching at the Metropolitan Community College Lineman Program. Even at age 75 Ed can out squat any student on the pole. In Ed’s own words, “ I love teaching…. I can still climb…. Now off your ass on your feet, out of the shade and into the heat.”