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Greenwood-based Indiana American Water has named Deborah Dewey vice president of operations. Dewey previously served as president of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.
February 9, 2015
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Indiana American Water today announced that it has named Deborah Dewey vice president of operations effective March 16, 2015.
“Dewey will help us to further reinforce and strengthen customer service throughout the state while driving operational and financial results,” said Indiana American Water President Alan DeBoy. “She brings more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to this position with field and executive level experience in the manufacturing, service, and utility and power generation fields.”
Dewey will oversee all operations within Indiana American Water’s service districts. Her responsibilities will include leading operations at all of the company’s treatment and distribution facilities. She will be headquartered at Indiana American Water’s corporate office in Greenwood.
Dewey started her career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation where she was involved in strategic planning and field technology services during her twelve years there.
Dewey also served as manufacturing and product general manager at General Electric Corporation where she led more than 1,000 union and 100 salaried employees in a large-scale manufacturing facility that cut costs related to quality nonconformance in half while experiencing double-digit growth.
As president of Western Kentucky Energy/LG & E, she led 500 employees as the company transitioned from a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative to an unregulated generation subsidiary of an investor-owned corporation with revenues of more than $300 million.
Dewey owned and managed a company that constructed concrete foundations, installed municipal water system infrastructure, and supplied materials for heavy/highway construction. She has also provided independent consulting services in the areas of power generation, strategic planning, and cost optimization. She is certified to provide development programs for entrepreneurs and has provided mentoring for business startups.
Most recently, Dewey served as president of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville which has worked on attraction, retention and incubation projects over the past four years tied to more than 3,200 jobs with an economic impact of more than $430 million per year.
Dewey earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Central Florida. She also has training and experience in several quality and process improvement programs, including Total Quality Management, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizan, and SIMPLEX Complex Problem Solving.
About Indiana American Water
Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 1.2 million people. Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
Source: Indiana American Water