In 1985, Back to the Future
was the top movie, We Are the World
was released, Coca Cola changed their recipe, Michael Jordan was the Rookie of the Year, and David Swint joined BEC. After 38 years of dedicated service, David Swint is retiring from BEC this July.
After earning his associates from Austin Community College, David Swint knew he wanted to be in the Texas Hill Country. After hearing good things about BEC from Hill Country natives, he reached out to see if he could join the coop. After 38 years and 9 job titles, Swint says he stayed at BEC because it was one of the most respected and stable employers in the area and he felt like his career options were interesting as well as challenging.
IT Project Coordinator Angelica Hopkins says, “David began his long career with BEC in field engineering and line design doing fieldwork as well as customer service. After 10 years, David expanded his knowledge by becoming a valued member of the Information Systems Department and remained in that role for another 10 years. David’s next role was to manage the multi-million-dollar project of building a new corporate headquarters and coordinating the relocation of all employees. He also managed the implementation of a new ESRI GIS system and then established and managed the GIS Department for many years. Other responsibilities have included managing the physical access control systems, video surveillance systems, and facilities management. David also served as Special Projects Manager and interim IT Manager for a year prior to taking on his current role of NISC Enterprise Program Manager.”
Managing the historic project of building a new BEC headquarters and migrating both the employees and the business is one of David’s favorite memories at BEC.
His hard work, dedication, and loyalty are extremely appreciated here. His work for his coworkers and BEC members has been invaluable, and he will certainly be missed!
David has several oil paintings in various art galleries in San Antonio and plans to expand his art business in the coming years while completing some home projects with his wife. Happy retirement, David! We know this is just the beginning.