Illinois American Water Names Mike Smyth Vice President of Operations

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Mike Smyth has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for Illinois American Water, effective November 9th, 2015. Smyth has served as sr. operations manager of field service and production for Illinois American Water’s Chicago Metro District since 2009. Previously he held roles at Insituform Technologies USA, Inc., a provider of cured-in place pipe (CIPP) and other technologies for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems, and MPC Products Corporation. Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President, said, “Michael has a proven track record of working successfully with employees, businesses and city officials and community organizations. In his new role, he will lead our efforts in safety, operational efficiencies and growth.” Smyth earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Xavier University Graduate School. Illinois American Water, a wholly owned 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 approximately 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a customer service center in Alton and a quality control and research laboratory in Belleville. More information can be found at

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