The award is presented annually to a member of AWWA-NJ for service to the water supply field in recognition of engineering skill, diplomatic talent & leadership
Middlesex Water Co. announced that G. Christian Andreasen, director of engineering, was presented with the 2014 George Warren Fuller Award by the American Water Works Assn. – New Jersey Section (AWWA-NJ) at its annual conference in Atlantic City.
The award, named after one of America's most eminent engineers, George Warren Fuller, is presented annually to a member of AWWA-NJ for service to the water supply field in commemoration of sound engineering skill, diplomatic talent and constructive leadership. Fuller was an engineer in the early 1900s who is remembered for his distinctive personal characteristics, contributions to sanitary science and practice and contributions to professional societies.
Andreasen has been involved in the water industry and AWWA-NJ for more than 30 years, previously serving as the section's secretary treasurer, trustee and section chair, and is a current member of the AWWA-NJ Infrastructure Management Committee. He also serves as vice chair of the New Jersey Water Supply Advisory Council which advises the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on various water supply resource issues.
"I am honored to receive the Fuller Award from the N.J. Section of AWWA. My career has allowed me to work amongst a talented group of professionals who are dedicated to providing safe and continuous public water supply to the residents in New Jersey,” Andreasen said. “I have looked up to previous Fuller awardees throughout my career as leaders in our industry, and being recognized by this esteemed group is very humbling. I hope I can provide the same source of inspiration for younger professionals in our industry."
Andreasen has more than 30 years of engineering and utility management experience and has led, managed and designed water system improvements including major treatment plant expansion projects, large scale pipeline replacement improvements, and capital and asset management programs for utilities.
Andreasen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson University. Andreasen most recently participated as a Fellow in the Class of 2013 LEAD NJ, a program that educates, empowers and engages leaders to create systemic change around New Jersey's most challenging issues.