VOORHEES, Nj, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 -- American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that Keystone Clearwater Solutions (Keystone) President and Chief Executive Officer Ned Wehler will retire effective Dec. 1, 2016. Wehler will be replaced by Keystone’s current president and chief operating officer, Daniel Dalton.
"When American Water decided to acquire Keystone in 2015, among the reasons were Ned and Dan," said Susan Story, American Water’s president and chief executive officer. "Their shared commitment to safety, protecting the environment and superior customer service reflect American Water’s values and matter deeply as we grow our business. While we will miss Ned, we know Dan will continue to lead Keystone to serve the immediate and long-term needs of its customers with professional-quality service and dedication to excellence."
Wehler will work with Dalton in the coming months to ensure a seamless transition.
As the president and chief operating officer of Keystone, Dalton manages all aspects of the company’s operations. Currently, he provides direct oversight and management of all water transfer, pipeline engineering, construction management, transportation and other water-transfer projects and operations for Keystone throughout the Appalachian Basin.
Dalton has also developed extensive experience in hydrogeology, environmental permitting and various other geotechnical applications through the completion of many high-profile water infrastructure assignments while employed as a geotechnical consultant.
Dalton works out of Keystone’s headquarters located in Hershey, Pa. He graduated from West Chester University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in geology.
About Keystone Clearwater Solutions
Keystone Clearwater Solutions provides customized water sourcing, transfer and hydraulic fracturing support including intake development, turnkey pipeline construction, water storage, management support and transfer services for shale gas operators.
Founded in 2009, Keystone is a water management company, serving the needs of customers in the markets where its employees live and work. Keystone’s origins were established through its management team’s long-standing history and sound reputation in the environmental engineering and water management field, including water systems engineering, permitting, construction, and operations and maintenance.
About American Water
American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. Marking its 130th anniversary this year, the company employs more than 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.