New director of asset management, field services brings 15 years of experience
Aqua America Inc. announced it has hired Justin D. Kauffman as its director of asset management and field services. Kauffman brings more than 15 years of experience implementing asset management programs and business process enhancement strategies to his role.
In his new position, Kauffman will lead the implementation of Aqua’s well and water distribution asset management plan and develop asset management plans for the company’s surface water plants, wastewater plants and wastewater collection systems. He also will lead the Field Service and National Dispatch team, responsible for dispatching preventative and customer response work orders in Aqua’s eight states.
“Aqua continually strives to innovate and streamline our operational systems to run our business efficiently every day,” said Aqua America Deputy Chief Operating Officer Colleen Arnold. “We look forward to having Justin join our team, where he will work to optimize our operations and improve our processes to best serve our customers.”
Prior to joining Aqua, Kauffman spent eight years as a regional technology leader and asset management specialist at CH2M Hill, an engineering consulting, design, construction and operations company. There he developed asset management plans for water utility clients and implemented enterprise-wide work management systems.
Kauffman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geoscience from Clarion University and a Master of Arts degree in geography with an emphasis in geographic information system from West Chester University.