Voorhees, NJ - January 16, 2007
Veteran water services executive David Baker has been named to the newly created post of President of Indiana American Water, the utility that provides water and/or wastewater services to over 722,000 people in 118 communities in the state.
The appointment of Mr. Baker is part of a continuing strategy by parent company American Water to ensure reliability and make important investments in the communities in which it operates across the continent, according to Terry Gloriod, American Water's Central Region President.
Mr. Gloriod said that as the chief executive in Indiana Mr. Baker will work closely with local communities and operating staffs to enhance customer service and performance.
"This creation of the state president position is part of our continued commitment to dedicate significant resources and energy to working with state officials and regulators to further improve local services for our customers," Mr. Gloriod said. "David Baker has built up exceptional expertise in his more than 20 years of managing water resources and will provide strong leadership at the local level."
Baker joined American Water in 1995, and most recently served as vice president of Business Development for the Central Region. In this role, he was responsible for the redesign and focus of the business development team. From 2001 to 2004, Baker was the eastern division manager for Illinois American Water, where he managed the internal and external operating districts in several Illinois communities.
Prior to joining American Water, Baker served as division president/general manager of Waste Management of Kentucky for ten years. A native of Indiana, Baker has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Indiana University and a Master's degree from Saint Francis University.
With headquarters in Voorhees, NJ, American Water employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide high quality water, wastewater and other related services to more than 17 million people in 29 states and Canada.