Walter Lynch named president of American Water Services

American Water announced that Walter Lynch has been named President of American Water Services (AWS). In this role Lynch leads a company of 1,400 employees in the United States and Canada where AWS provides non-regulated business services by partnering with a variety of public and industrial entities.

Nov 25th, 2003

VOORHEES, N.J., Nov. 25, 2003 -- American Water announced that Walter Lynch has been named President of American Water Services (AWS).

In this role Lynch leads a company of 1,400 employees in the United States and Canada where AWS provides non-regulated business services by partnering with a variety of public and industrial entities.

Following a restructuring of its business, AWS provides services throughout its multiple business lines, to include: operations and maintenance, residuals, underground infrastructure development, applied water management, engineering, carbon services, service line protection, military projects, and industrial operations.

In addition, the AWS headquarters will soon move from Marlton, New Jersey to the American Water Corporate Center in Voorhees, New Jersey. Lynch, who has been with American Water for three years, previously served as President of AWS' Southwest Region, located in Houston, TX.

"With Walter Lynch at the helm, I believe that we will further strengthen American Water Services' strong products and services group," stated Jim McGivern, Chief Operating Officer of American Water. "I am confident that Walter and the team will succeed in providing high quality, sustainable customer services."

"I am excited to lead the AWS team during this important time that will focus on maximizing the potential of the products and services we offer to our clients," stated Walter Lynch, President of AWS. "Many opportunities through public private partnerships have come to fruition already and, as we continue to grow our services across the United States, many more deals will be announced soon."

Lynch has already involved AWS in a number of highly successful "public private partnerships," most notably with the City of Houston, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Lynch has over 15 years experience in engineering, sales and marketing, operations and business development. As President for the Southwest Region of AWS, Lynch oversaw a multiple business line region covering 12 states. In this role, he directed the region's business activities, including operations and business development. Prior to joining American Water, Lynch was involved in a number of successful business opportunities with start-up and high growth organizations in the solid waste and residuals industries. In addition, he developed and managed RAM Environmentan. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering.

About American Water Services

American Water Services (AWS) has been providing contract operation services to municipal, industrial, and military clients in North America for over 50 years. AWS is backed by the strength and expertise of its parent company, American Water, which is the leading privately held water service company in the United States. Additional information may be found on the Internet at www.americanwaterservices.com.

About American Water

American Water, a part of RWE Thames Water, serves 20 million customers in 28 states, 4 Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and Chile. More than 8,000 dedicated employees provide high quality water, wastewater and other related services. RWE Thames Water is the third largest water and wastewater service company in the world. Additional information may be found on the Internet at www.amwater.com.

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