American Water names Robert MacLean senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water
William Varley becomes senior vice president of American Water's
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
American Water has named Robert MacLean senior vice president of its
Eastern Division and president of New
Jersey American Water, effective March 1, 2017. MacLean replaces
William Varley, who was recently appointed senior vice president of
American Water's Midwest Division, encompassing Missouri, Illinois,
Indiana and Iowa.
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American Water has named Robert MacLean senior vice president of its Eastern Division and president of New Jersey American Water, effective March 1, 2017. (Photo: Business Wire)
MacLean has served as president of California American Water since 2009
and president of Hawaii American Water since 2011. California American
Water provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater
services to more than 660,000 people throughout the state. Hawaii
American Water provides wastewater service to more than 30,000 Hawaiians.
"We are so pleased to bring Rob back to New Jersey and proud of all the
work Bill has accomplished during his time leading New Jersey American
Water," said American Water's chief operating officer Walter Lynch.
"With more than 20 years of experience in the water business, Rob is 100
percent committed to excellent customer service, and I know he will
bring that passion to our customers in the Garden State. His past
experience working in New Jersey makes him a great fit for this new
MacLean joined American Water in 1999. Prior to his current position, he
was the director of Field Operations for New Jersey American Water.
Before joining New Jersey American Water, he served in various other
roles within the American Water organization. He worked for American
Water's market-based business, serving as vice president of Contract
Operations where he was responsible for managing more than 30 large
contract operations and directed approximately 750 employees in both the
United States and Canada.
MacLean co-chairs the board of the National Utilities Diversity Council,
a national nonprofit organization focusing on the growth of diversity in
the utilities industry. He serves as a board member of the California
Chamber of Commerce and was previously co-chair of the chamber's Water
Committee. MacLean also serves on the board of the Health Transformation
Alliance, an organization representing close to 40 of the nation's
leading corporations dedicated to providing better health care outcomes
for six million Americans.
MacLean earned his master's degree in applied science in civil
engineering from Polytechnique University in Montreal and his bachelor's
degree in chemical engineering from McGill University in Montreal. In
2014, he attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Stanford
Graduate School of Business.
Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK),
is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing
high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to
approximately 2.7 million people. With a history dating back to 1886,
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S.
publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company
employs more than 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated
and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services
to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More
information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.
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New Jersey American Water
Denise Venuti Free
Communications and External Affairs
Source: New Jersey American Water
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