MOSES LAKE, WA, July 10, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Stephen E. Matern with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Matern celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With more than 30 years of experience in power system operation, maintenance, and control, Mr. Matern has become an authority in his industry and currently serves as a part-time instructor at Big Bend Community College. He began his career path as a substation operator at Southern California Edison Co. from 1965 to 1969. Thereafter, he advanced to senior substation operator from 1969 to 1972 in Madras, Oregon and a power system control craftsman from 1972 to 1999 at Bonneville Power Administration in both Longview, and Moses Lake, Washington. He ended his career in 1999 after 23 years as a power system control craftsman at the Moses Lake dispatching facility office for the Bonneville Power Administration.
Mr. Matern served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1965 and as a chief master sergeant in the Air National Guard from 1984 to 2003. Concurrent with becoming an esteemed power system professional, he pursued higher education with an Associate of Applied Science from Big Bend Community College in 1991, and A Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Heritage College in 1996. He received dual iNARTE (interNational Association for Radio, Telecommunications, and Electromagnetics) dual Telecommunications Certifications in 1984 and a General Radiotelephone Operator License from the FCC in 1964. Mr. Matern started his career in power systems after completing an enlistment with the U.S. Marines and training as a radio operator/instructor from 1960 to 1965.
Apart from his career, Mr. Matern volunteered in his field and community. He was active as the president of the Nova Honors Parent Advisory Committee from 1985 to 1991. In his free time, Mr. Matern enjoys sailing and teaching. He married his wife Elizabeth A. Dinsmore in 1964 and has two children, Stephanie and Philip.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Matern has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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