American Water Names Brig. Gen. David Turner President of American Water's Military Services Group
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water
and wastewater utility company, today named Brig. Gen. David Turner
(retired) as the new president of Military Services Group (MSG),
effective Nov. 20. Gen. Turner will replace Todd Duerr, who is leaving
the business effective Jan. 1, 2018.
"Todd has been a valued leader for the Military Services Group, helping
MSG grow to 13 bases with the recent signing of Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base in Ohio," said Deborah A. Degillio, president of American
Water Enterprises. "We are excited to have General Turner lead our MSG
team, and apply his deep military experience to help us become an even
more effective partner with the U.S. armed forces."
Gen. Turner has more than 20 years of broad military service. He most
recently served as the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
South Atlantic Division. In this position, he oversaw the planning,
design and construction of projects to support the military, protect
water resources, and restore and enhance the environment in eight
Gen. Turner also commanded the South Pacific Division of the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers. He has held several other prestigious leadership
positions, including chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
headquarters; chief of staff of the Combined Joint Interagency Task
Force in Afghanistan; division chief for Base Realignment and Closure
Division; and commander for the Far East Engineer District of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers in Seoul, South Korea. He has also served three
tours on the U.S. Army Staff.
Gen. Turner has served his country on the Joint Staff as assistant
deputy director of operations, emergency action officer, global nuclear
strike advisor and senior operations officer. His rich military
background included assignments in the continental U.S., Germany,
Bosnia, and the Middle East. During the Gulf War, he commanded Bravo
Company, and he served a combat tour as commander of the 14th
Combat Engineer Battalion with deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A highly decorated military leader, Gen. Turner has earned the
Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal; three
Legion of Merit awards; the Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and two
Bronze Star medals.
He graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor's
degree in mathematical sciences and has been named one of the
university's Distinguished Alumni. He also holds a master's degree in
industrial engineering from Wichita State University and a Master of
Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College. He is a Harvard
Senior Executive Fellow.
"We are humbled to have someone who has given so much to his country
become part of the American Water team," said Susan Story, president and
CEO of American Water. "Gen. Turner's leadership and extensive expertise
will add great value to the leadership team at American Water."
In his new role, Gen. Turner will lead American Water's Military
Services Group, which works with the United States Military to treat and
supply water and to collect and treat wastewater for military
installations all over the country as part of the federal government's
Utility Privatization Program. MSG currently operates and maintains the
water and/or wastewater assets at 13 installations: Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base, Ohio; Fort A.P. Hill, Va.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort
Leavenworth, Kan.; Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; Fort Rucker, Ala.; Fort
Meade, Md.; Fort Belvoir, Va.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Polk, La.,
Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.; and Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically
diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With
headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 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 at www.amwater.com.
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