Pennsylvania American Water Names Diane Holder and Jim Runzer as Vice Presidents of Operations |


Pennsylvania American Water immediately introduced Diane Holder and Jim Runzer as Vice Presidents of Operations for its Western and Central/Eastern operations, respectively. Holder and Runzer will succeed Andrew Clarkson, who retires this month after 34 years of devoted service at American Water.

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Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations for western Pennsylvania Diane Holder (Photo: Business Wire)

In their new roles, Holder and Runzer will likely be answerable for the strategic route and general administration of the corporate’s water and wastewater methods all through the state. Both positions will report back to Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran.

“I’m thrilled to welcome two extremely skilled utility professionals to the Pennsylvania American Water management crew,” stated Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “The mixture of Diane’s background in exterior affairs, emergency response, engineering and security, mixed with Jim’s expertise main water high quality, manufacturing, discipline operations and upkeep, supplies us with a well-rounded crew of VPs with various, complementary and customer-focused backgrounds.”

Holder joins the corporate from Duquesne Light, the place she most not too long ago served as director of the Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS). In her 28-year utility profession, she has held roles as Duquesne Light’s chief of workers to the CEO, managing director for engineering and packages, and director of Duquesne’s operations heart. Prior to Duquesne Light, Holder labored in varied positions at Allegheny Power, FirstEnergy and West Penn Power. She holds a Bachelor of Science diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification.

Runzer has been half of the American Water crew for 27 years, coming to Pennsylvania American Water from its sister subsidiary in New York, the place he served as the vice chairman of operations. Beginning his American Water profession as a meter reader at New Jersey American Water, he superior to roles as discipline operations supervisor and manufacturing supervisor earlier than shifting into the director of operations function with Iowa American Water. Runzer holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Education from Kean University, an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and NJDEP T4 and W4 licenses.

“I additionally prolong my deepest gratitude to Andrew Clarkson for dedicating his profession to American Water and main firm initiatives in operations, know-how and security,” Doran continued. “We recognize all that he has completed and want him all the perfect in his retirement.”

About Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the biggest investor-owned water utility within the state, offering high-quality and dependable water and/or wastewater companies to roughly 2.4 million individuals. With a historical past relationship again to 1886, American Water is the biggest and most geographically various U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility firm. The firm employs greater than 7,000 devoted professionals who present regulated and market-based ingesting water, wastewater and different associated companies to an estimated 15 million individuals in 46 states. American Water supplies protected, clear, reasonably priced and dependable water companies to our prospects to assist ensure that we preserve their lives flowing. For extra info, go to and observe American Water on Twitter,Facebook and LinkedIn.

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