Krout named a Distinguished Professional in the hydropower field

Lorraine Krout has been recognized as a Distinguished Professional in her field by Women of Distinction magazine.

Krout is chief executive officer of Hydro Consulting and Maintenance Services Inc. (HCMS), which is exclusively dedicated to the hydro service business. HCMS is also the largest woman-owned business in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the hydro service business, according to a press release.

HCMS is headquartered in York, Pa., and has experience in the installation, repair and maintenance of hydroelectric turbines, generators and balance of plant equipment. The company provides general construction services to utility companies and manufacturers of hydro turbines and generators, provides recommendations for upgrades and repairs to turbines and generators, performs due diligence studies, performs special testing and utility audits, assists in writing specifications, evaluates bids, and establishes preventive maintenance programs.

“I have more than 40 years of experience in owning multiple businesses, which have given me diversified experiences in many aspects of running a business, such as marketing and accounting, and most importantly, how to communicate and reward employees,” she said. “I feel that it is very important to make all employees feel as though they are a part of the company and have a vested interest in its present and future success.”

Per its website, Women of Distinction is dedicated to providing a platform where real women can share their stories of success and inspire a new generation of professional women. Krout will be featured in the magazine in 2016.

Krout received a Women with Hydro Vision award from PennWell’s Hydro Group in 2014.

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