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California American Water Hires Chris Cook to Assist on Water Supply Project


August 6, 2015
By Business Wire News

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif.

California American Water has hired a new assistant engineering manager in Monterey, Chris Cook. Chris has worked more than 10 years as an engineer and project manager.

Chris, a professionally licensed engineer, has extensive experience working with water-related technology. Before coming to California American Water, Chris worked as a project manager and associate principal for CMS Collaborative, a firm that specializes in water feature projects. During his time at CMS, Chris oversaw numerous large projects, which included close work with government agencies and permitting procedures. He has worked on both national and international projects, and has managed complex design and engineering teams on concurrently running projects.

Chris’ prior experience and work with regulatory agencies and permitting makes him an ideal candidate to work on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project and other engineering projects. As a Carmel native, Chris understands the water issues here on the Peninsula. His hiring will bring immediate value to the project.

Chris obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He received his MBA from Santa Clara University with a double concentration in managing innovation and technology and leading organizations.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high quality and reliable water and/or wastewater service to approximately 600,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diversified publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,800 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.

California American Water
Catherine Stedman
Office: 831-646-3208
Mobile: 831-241-2990
catherine.stedman@amwater.com