California American Water announced today that Eric Sabolsice has been promoted to the position of General Manager, Coastal Division, which includes the Cities of Monterey, Seaside, Pacific Grove, Carmel by the Sea, and Del Rey Oaks, as well as the communities of Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, Hidden Hills, Ambler Park, Toro, Bishop, Ryan Ranch, Ralph Lane, and Chualar. Sabolsices’ duties will include overseeing water production and distribution on the Monterey Peninsula as well as customer service, water quality, safety, regulatory and environmental compliance.
“Eric has proven his skills and abilities to me and to the entire California American Water team,” said Edward Simon, Vice President of Operations. “This is a great example of an employee obtaining skills in house, and California American Water being able to promote from within. I am confident this appointment will be a good fit for our customers and our employees.”
Sabolsice has served as the division’s Operations Manager since 2009 and his resume includes over 23 years of water utility experience leading the operation and maintenance of some of the largest and most complex water treatment systems in the United States. This past experience includes six years with American Water’s non-regulated business as Project Director for the 25-million gallon per day (MGD) Tampa Bay Water Desalination Facility and the 126-MGD Southeast Water Purification Plant in Houston, Texas. At the Tampa Bay Desalination Plant, Sabolsice worked on the commissioning of the largest desalination plant in the nation.
Prior to joining California American Water, Sabolsice worked for the engineering and consulting firm CDM as Senior Operations and Maintenance Specialist. In this role, he supported the launch of the Orange County Ground Water Replenishment Facility in Fountain Valley, California; the 225 million-gallon-per-day Corbalis Surface Water Treatment Facility in Herndon, Virginia; as well as the 27.5 million-gallon-per-day brackish desalination facility in El Paso, Texas. Sabolsice attended San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas and holds a California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Operator Grade T3 and a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Grade “A” Water Operator Certification.
“I am thrilled to embark on this new challenge, and plan to work closely with the Monterey team to ensure quality service for our customers,” Sabolsice said. “I have learned in the past two years how dedicated and hard working our staff is, and I appreciate the opportunity to lead this group.”
Eric and his wife Kathy reside in Seaside along with their five children.
California American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water AWK +0.03% , provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 600,000 people.
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com .
In 2011, American Water is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a yearlong campaign to promote water efficiency and the importance of protecting water from source to tap. To learn more, visit www.amwater125.com .