American Water Names Martin Uczen Vice President of Business Development and Strategy
American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has named Martin Uczen as vice president of Business Development and Strategy, effective June 24, 2015.
“I am very pleased to welcome Marty to our business development team at American Water,” said Mark Strauss, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development. “Marty comes to us with an impressive track record spanning 20 years in a number of financial and corporate strategy roles for other utility industry companies. His skills and expertise will be an important asset to American Water’s innovation and growth initiatives.”
In this new role, Uczen will work with Strauss and other senior leadership and the Business Development teams in both the regulated and market-based businesses to identify, evaluate and execute growth strategies for the company. He will also function as a key leader in American Water’s Innovation Development Process, which tests, develops and implements new technologies in the water industry.
Uczen brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate strategy and finance. He most recently served as director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development with Verizon Communications, where he led the strategy and execution of its energy and utilities line of business. Prior to that, he spent 14 years in several roles of increasing responsibility at Duke Energy. In his most recent position with Duke as director of Corporate Strategy and Growth Initiatives, his leadership in growth initiatives resulted in the launch of commercial wind, solar and electric transmission businesses.
Uczen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He is also a certified public accountant in New York and North Carolina.
Founded in 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs 6,400 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.
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