By Rob Sullivan
BRIDGEPORT – September 6, 2013 – Aquarion Water Company today announced that John Walsh has been named Vice President – Operations for Connecticut. In this new role, Walsh will now be responsible for the operations and management of the company’s water systems in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Walsh has managed Aquarion’s Massachusetts and New Hampshire operations for the past year, and previously had been employed for twelve years by Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut as Director of Supply Operations and Manager of Engineering.
“We are excited to expand John’s management role to include Connecticut operations, as well as Massachusetts and New Hampshire,” said Charles V. Firlotte, Aquarion President and CEO. “John will bring significant skills and expertise to our Connecticut operations, and we are confident that both Aquarion and our Connecticut customers will benefit.”
Walsh received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts; and an MBA in Finance from New York University.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with the communities we serve in Connecticut, in addition to our communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire,” said Walsh. “I know that working together, leveraging the talent and resources of the company, we’ll be able to continue providing safe, clean water to our customers.”
To assist Walsh in his responsibilities, Blake Lukis, hired early this year, has been promoted to Director of Operations for Massachusetts. Lukis received a BS in Civil Engineering Technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
About Aquarion Water Company:
Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 700,000 people in 55 cities and towns throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. It is the largest investor-owned water utility in New England and among the seven largest in the U.S. Based in Bridgeport, Conn., it has been in the public water supply business since 1857. Across its operations, Aquarion strives to act as a responsible steward of the environment and to assist the communities it serves in promoting sustainable practices.