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Don M. Bailey,

Commissioner Bailey was born in Rutherfordton, NC and grew up in Shelby and Lexington, NC. He is a graduate from Lexington Sr. High School. In 1975 he graduated with a BS Degree in Civil Engineering from NC State University.  He also did graduate engineering course work toward a MS Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Bailey is a Professional Engineer licensed in North Carolina since 1979.

Commissioner Bailey is currently a member of both the Electricity Committee and the Critical Infrastructure Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Commissioner Bailey is retired from ATI Allvac in Monroe, NC after a (31) year career at this heavy industrial manufacturer of Nickel Based Superalloys and Titanium alloys. He held positions of Plant Engineer, Director of Engineering, Director of Forge Operations and General Manager of Engineering while at the company. During his entire career at the company, Bailey also performed as the company’s primary Energy / Utilities Engineer as well as the company’s Environmental Engineer for the first seven years in the company. During his career as the head facility engineer, in addition to supervising Design and Project Engineers, he directed major project management of large capital expansion projects for the company.

Prior to working for ATI Allvac, for a two year period Bailey was the Regional Engineer for DENR’s Land Quality Section in Mooresville, NC. Before working for the State of NC, Bailey was a Design Engineer with the Engineering Dept. for the City of High Point, NC working on new roadway and storm water projects for three years.

Commissioner Bailey was appointed Jun. 24, 2013 by Governor Pat McCrory to fill an existing vacancy on the Utilities Commission with the term to expire June 30, 2017.

Bailey remains active in his church and engineering societies of which he is a member. Bailey and wife Brenda have two married sons and four grandchildren.

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