Craig Eccher

Craig Eccher, CEO
Craig Eccher, CEO

Mr. Craig Eccher began his electric utility career in 1985 as an electrical engineer for Niagara Mohawk and the New York Power Authority.

Eccher joined the Tri-County staff in 1990, when he was hired as the cooperative’s manager of engineering services.

In 1998, Eccher was promoted to the position of chief operations officer for Tri-County’s power company subsidiary, Wellsboro Electric Co. A year later he was named Wellsboro Electric’s president and chief executive officer, a post he continues to hold.

In October 2003, Eccher was named as Tri-County’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. On March 21, Craig Eccher became the fourth chief executive officer in the cooperative’s 69-year history.

Eccher earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is a graduate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Robert I. Kabat Management Internship Program at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

He serves on the C&T Enterprises board of directors, the Energy Association of Pennsylvania board of directors, the advisory board of Citizens & Northern Bank, the member committee of Laurel Health System, and is a member and past chairman of Growth Resources of Wellsboro (GROW). He is also past chairman of the NRECA Engineering and Operations Committee.

A Potter County native, Eccher and his wife, Brenda, and their four children reside in Wellsboro.


To contact Craig, he can be reached by email at or phone at 1-800-343-2559