American Water names new chief environmental officer

American Water has announced Kevin Kirwan has been named senior vice president and chief environmental and operational excellence officer, effective Feb. 12.

“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,” said Walter Lynch, chief operating officer of American Water. “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 held a number of key operational positions ranging from water production superintendent, regional operations manager, director of maintenance services, senior director of operations for coastal New Jersey, Vice President of Operations for New Jersey American; most recently, he held the role of vice president of operational excellence for American Water.

In his 34 years with the company, Kirwan has served as a leader and member for many teams and projects at American Water, including leading the Hurricane Sandy Barrier Island Restoration project, several technology initiatives and Business Development teams.

Kirwan holds a BS from the State University of New York and multiple environmental licenses in water treatment, water distribution and industrial water treatment.

American Water employs more than 7,100 professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *