American Water names new president of New York subsidiary
American Water announced that it has appointed Brian Bruce as president of New York American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in the state.
VOORHEES, NJ, June 3, 2015 -- Today, American Water (AW), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that it has appointed Brian Bruce as president of New York American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in the state.
Reporting to Northeast Division Senior Vice President William Varley, Bruce is responsible for all aspects of the business, including customer, regulatory and local government relationships and operational and financial performance, and is the principal external contact for AW in New York. As president, Bruce leads operations that provide high-quality and reliable water services to more than 350,000 people in Long Island and upstate New York.
Prior to his promotion, Bruce was New York AW's first vice president of operations, where he oversaw the operations of the company's customer service, production, water quality, environmental management, transmission and distribution, risk management, and maintenance departments. Bruce came to New York AW from California American Water, where he held a variety of roles of progressing responsibility within the company.
Prior to joining AW in 2005, Bruce worked for the City of Papillion, Neb., first as water department superintendent, obtaining his State Grade 1 Operators License, and later as assistant public works director. He also has experience as a water system operator in Wisconsin, where he earned state licensure in Supply Operations - Surface and Ground Water.
A veteran of the United States Navy, Bruce earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Silver Lake College in Wisconsin and an associate's degree in water and wastewater technology from Bay De Noc Community College in Michigan. A member of the New York Section of American Water Works Association, he currently serves as board secretary for the Long Island Water Conference and as chairman of the National Association of Water Companies' New York Chapter.
About American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in more than 45 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.