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Commitment to Safety Earns Top Award

Derly Carrizales recognized with the Ray Pantel Meritorious Service Award

Medina Electric Cooperative proudly celebrates the achievement of Derly Carrizales, safety manager, who has been honored with the prestigious Ray Pantel Meritorious Service Award at this year’s Texas Electric Cooperatives Loss Control conference. This distinguished award pays tribute to the outstanding service of the late Ray Pantel and recognizes individuals who, like Pantel, demonstrate commitment to the TEC Loss Control Program, carrying out their responsibilities with the utmost dedication to safety.

Carrizales was nominated for this esteemed honor by his safety counterpart, Joe Huerta, from Nueces Electric Cooperative, with whom he has collaborated with for numerous years in promoting safety initiatives across Texas cooperatives and communities.

His receipt of this award not only emphasizes Carrizales’ deserving character but also serves as a testament to his embodiment of the safety culture at Medina EC throughout his remarkable 42-year tenure. Carrizales stands as a highly regarded figure within the safety community, earning respect not only from colleagues, management and the board of directors at Medina EC but also from peers in the safety field and the communities where he passionately advocates for safety through various educational endeavors. He is the epitome of the roles of teacher, coach and cheerleader for safety every single day.

Over his 13-year tenure as safety manager, Carrizales has spearheaded significant enhancements and advancements to the safety program at Medina EC, elevating it to the pinnacle of excellence it has today. His unstoppable mission and enthusiasm revolve around ensuring that every employee returns home safely at the end of each day. His dedication, leadership and persistent efforts serve as an inspiration to all.

Derly Carrizales was overjoyed to receive the Ray Pantel Meritorious Service Award.


Derly Carrizales presents his popular live line demonstration to linemen, employees, first responders and community members as a teaching opportunity on the dangers of electricity.