American Water names new president of IN, MI subsidiaries, effective Nov. 11

American Water has named Deron E. Allen president of its Indiana and Michigan subsidiaries, effective Wednesday, Nov. 11.

GREENWOOD, IN, Nov. 4, 2015 -- American Water (AW), the nation's largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, has named Deron E. Allen president of its Indiana and Michigan subsidiaries, effective Wednesday, Nov. 11. Allen is replacing Alan DeBoy, who is taking on a new role with AW as vice president of Operations Excellence.

Allen, a native of Richmond, Ind., most recently served as the president of Tennessee AW, leading operations that provide reliable water services to more than 374,000 people in Tennessee and northern Georgia. In his new role, Allen will work to strengthen customer, regulatory and local government relationships while driving operational and financial results.

Prior to serving as president of Tennessee AW, Allen was vice president of Operations for Indiana AW. He was responsible for the daily operations of the branch, including district operations, field customer service, water treatment, and water quality/environmental functions. Likewise, he began his water utility career more than 29 years ago as a temporary laborer in Richmond, Ind.

Allen joined the company in 1985 as a treatment plant operator and from there moved into various positions in water treatment and distribution. He left the company in 1993 to work for Crowder College's Environmental Resource Center in Neosho, Mo., working his way up to eventually lead the center's Environmental Health and Safety Division. He returned to Indiana AW in 2001.

Allen holds certifications in water and wastewater treatment, as well as backflow prevention, in multiple states. He earned an associate degree in applied science from Crowder College, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from Indiana State University. He is active in numerous professional, civic and community organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Rotary International and the Boy Scouts of America.

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