MECHANICSBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pennsylvania American Water as we speak 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.
In their new roles, Holder and Runzer might be answerable for the strategic course and general administration of the corporate’s water and wastewater programs 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 workforce,” mentioned 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, area operations and upkeep, gives us with a well-rounded workforce of VPs with numerous, 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 employees to the CEO, managing director for engineering and applications, and director of Duquesne’s operations middle. 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 workforce 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 area operations supervisor and manufacturing supervisor earlier than transferring into the director of operations position 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 lengthen 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 admire all that he has completed and want him all the very best 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 providers to roughly 2.4 million individuals. With a historical past relationship again to 1886, American Water is the biggest and most geographically numerous 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 providers to an estimated 15 million individuals in 46 states. American Water gives secure, clear, reasonably priced and dependable water providers to our prospects to assist make certain we maintain their lives flowing. For extra info, go to amwater.com and comply with American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.