VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water recently announced that Kevin Kirwan has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Kevin Keane has been promoted to Senior Director of Coastal Operations.
“Both of these long-tenured professionals have exceptional leadership skills, and extensive utility and operations knowledge and expertise that will help us continue to provide outstanding water service to our customers,” said William Varley, president of New Jersey American Water.
As vice president of Operations, Kirwan will oversee all operations for New Jersey American Water, including Water and Wastewater Treatment, Transmission and Distribution, Field Services, SCADA, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance, Customer Advocacy, Metering and Supply Chain.
In his 31 years with the company, Kirwan has successfully held a number of management positions. Most recently, he held the role of senior director, Operations for the Coastal Region of New Jersey. His other positions included operations manager of Monmouth County Operations, manager of Production for Monmouth and Ocean counties, and director of Maintenance Services.
Kirwan has served as a leader and member of many teams and projects at American Water, including leading the Hurricane Sandy Barrier Island Restoration project, several technology initiatives and business development teams.
Kirwan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York. He holds a T4, W4 and N licenses from the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Kevin Keane is replacing Kirwan as senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s Coastal Region. This region includes the company’s service areas in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties. Keane will be responsible for water production, field customer service, water transmission and distribution operations, and overseeing local construction projects.
In his 27 years with the company, Keane has worked in Production, Field Operations and on numerous initiatives and projects including a large sewer system evaluation, Hurricane Sandy and the Swimming River Bridge Pipeline Recovery as well as a leader in driving Field Operational technology improvements.
Hired as a distribution supervisor for construction at the Shrewsbury Operations Center, he has held roles of district supervisor, production superintendent, operations superintendent, network manager, manager of Transmission and Distribution, and most recently, as manager of Field Operations for Coastal North Operations.
Keane holds a B.S. in business management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in business administration from Monmouth College. He holds a T3, W4, and C1 licenses from the N.J. DEP.
New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. American Water (NYSE: AWK) 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 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.