Former Chairman and CEO of United Water to Succeed John Kreick
Pennichuck Corporation has named Donald L. Correll to the position of president and CEO, and has elected a director of the Company. Correll replaces Dr. John R. Kreick as CEO. Kreick has served as chairman and CEO since April 2, 2003 and will continue to serve as director and chairman of the board of Pennichuck.
Correll served from 1991 to 2001 as chairman, CEO and president of United Water Resources, one of the largest investor owned water utilities in the U.S. Under his leadership, United Water grew from a regional water utility to a national leader in providing water and wastewater services to a population of 9 million, with operations and investments in 19 states and in Mexico, Canada and the U.K. During this period, United Water's revenues increased from $150 million to $500 million and the market capitalization grew from $400 million to $1.8 billion. Correll remained as chairman until 2001, following the sale of the company to Suez. Since then, he has served as an advisor to numerous water service and investment firms, examining various business, acquisition and investment opportunities in the water and services sectors.
"Pennichuck is fortunate to add an executive with Don's experience and proven track record in the water industry. I would like to thank the Board's search committee of Hannah McCarthy, Martha O'Neill, and Charlie Clough for the professional job they have done," Kreick stated.
" I am impressed with Pennichuck's long tradition of providing service to its customers and the community. I look forward to working with the Board and the employees to examine the various strategic options available to build upon this 150 year record," Correll said.