HARRINGTON PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- United Water, one of the nation’s leading providers of water services, has announced that its Board of Directors has elected Anthony Coscia to be its chairman effective today.
Anthony Coscia (Photo: Business Wire)
'This is an awesome day for United Water,” said Bertrand Camus, Chief Executive Officer of United Water. “We certainly feel that Tony is the right person at the right time to lead our Board of Directors right now. He is an outstanding business leader and we believe he will help us increase our ability to serve new communities, enhance our business plan, and position us to meet the challenges of the 21st century.'
Mr. Coscia has significant experience in infrastructure and economic development matters. He was recently elected as chairman of Amtrak’s Board of Directors, on which he has served since June 2010. He previously served as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, from 2003 to 2011, and chairman of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, one of the nation’s largest state-sponsored development banks, from February 1992 to March 2003. Currently, he is a partner at the law firm of Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, with a practice focusing on corporate, commercial, and real estate matters. Mr. Coscia has specific experience in redevelopment finance and has worked extensively on infrastructure development projects.
“I am deeply honored and tremendously excited to serve as chairman of United Water,” said Mr. Coscia. “For years I have admired the company for its innovative approaches to delivering water and wastewater solutions around the United States. I look forward to building on United Water’s success in promoting public health and environmental well-being, and supporting economic prosperity.”
Mr. Coscia is a director of Sun Bancorp Inc., Sun National Bank and Tutor Perini. In addition, he serves as a trustee of the New Jersey Community Development Corporation and is a member of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Council of Trustees, The Partnership for New York City, The Economic Club of New York, Georgetown University Board of Regents and the Regional Plan Association Board of Directors.
About United Water
United Water is one of the nation’s leading environmental companies, employing 2,350 men and women who provide water and wastewater services to approximately 5.5 million people in 21 states throughout the country. In addition to owning and operating 18 water utilities, United Water operates 90 municipal and industrial water and wastewater systems through innovative public-private partnerships and contract agreements. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
About SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge of protecting resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 97 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 66 million people and collects the waste produced by close to 50 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 80,410 employees and, with its presence on a global scale, is a world leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a 35.7% GDF SUEZ affiliate, reported sales turnover of 14.8 billion Euros ($18.8 billion USD) at the end of financial year 2012.
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