"The leadership and expertise that Joe brings on behalf of the water industry will benefit the organization tremendously in the year ahead," said
Michael Deane, NAWC executive director. "To have an executive as respected and proven as Joe preside over our board will be a great benefit to NAWC and the entire private water industry."
As president of EPCOR Water USA, Gysel is responsible for the company's U.S. water and wastewater operations. The largest private water company in Arizona and New Mexico, EPCOR Water USA serves more than 350,000 customers across 22 communities and seven counties, including service in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. He also directs the company's continued growth in the southwestern United States – since 2011, the company has completed five acquisitions and placed more than $630 million in its U.S. business."
Private water companies serve more than 75 million people across the United States and we all share a deep commitment to the responsible and thoughtful stewardship of our nation's water resources," said
Joe Gysel, president of EPCOR Water USA and the NAWC Board of Directors.
"This is an exciting time for water in our country – we are embracing the challenges and opportunities of lingering drought, aging infrastructure and new technologies. I look forward to working with NAWC, the board and the industry as we continue to protect and preserve our most essential resource – water," Gysel continued.
Prior to taking the helm of EPCOR Water USA, Gysel served as senior vice president of new enterprises for EPCOR USA's parent company, EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EUI), and was responsible for water business development across Canada and the United States. Previous positions with EUI also included senior responsibilities in energy origination and plant development.
In addition to his role as president of the NAWC Board of Directors, Gysel currently serves on the Advisory Board of Arizona State University's Kyl Center for Water Policy at the Morrison Institute, is a member of the external advisory committee of the Water Resources Research Council at the University of Arizona as well as the University of Arizona's Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions External Advisory Board. Gysel also is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership and the Canada Arizona Business Council.
Headquartered in Phoenix, EPCOR USA is the largest, private regulated water utility in Arizona and New Mexico, providing water and wastewater service to approximately 350,000 customers through 202,000 service connections across 22 communities and seven counties.
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