American Water names chief environmental, operational officer

Camden-based American Water, a water and wastewater utility company, announced Friday Kevin Kirwan has been named senior vice president and chief environmental and operational excellence officer, effective immediately.

“At American Water, we know that we must provide safe, clean, reliable water and wastewater services to our customers. Environmental leadership is one of our values, and we must be leaders in every area of environmental and regulatory compliance,” Walter Lynch, chief operating officer of American Water, said. “Kevin has more than 35 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry and with his demonstrated success and leadership; he is an ideal fit for this role.”

Kirwan has been with American Water for 34 years, most recently serving as vice president of operations. Before that, he held a number of key roles, including water production superintendent, regional operations manager, director of maintenance services and senior director of operations for coastal New Jersey.