Oct 27, 2010

American Water's William L. Komianos Named Chair of Water Sector Coordinating Council

Komianos hold one of two seats assigned to National Assn. of Water Companies

American Water Works Co. Inc., the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that William L. Komianos, senior director of operational risk management, was elected chair of the Water Sector Coordinating Council (WSCC). Komianos has more than 30 years of experience in environmental health and safety and security, and holds one of the two WSCC seats assigned to the National Assn. of Water Companies (NAWC).
In September 2004, pursuant to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, the WSCC was formed by eight of the preeminent water and wastewater organizations to serve as a policy, strategy and coordination mechanism and to recommend actions to reduce and eliminate significant homeland security vulnerabilities to the water sector through interactions with the federal government and other critical infrastructures.
Komianos most recently served as WSCC vice-chair and has served as co-chair of the Critical Infrastructure Partnership Advisory Council Metrics Workgroup and the Water Sector Strategic Planning Working Group. He also serves as the chair of the NAWC Security and Safety Committee, and is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Assn., the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Water Works Assn.
In his role at American Water, Komianos directs the operational risk management staff with responsibilities for operations security, health and safety and event management across the company. Prior to joining American Water, he served as vice president of health, safety and environmental compliance for Hamon-Research Cottrell and Air and Water Technologies; director for Clayton Environmental Consultants northeast region; and manager of health, safety and security for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products.