Roger Goodson has been named Senior Operations Manager of Field Services and Production for Illinois American Water’s Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln Districts, effective Jan. 19, 2015. He will lead and oversee the field operations, production and maintenance in Peoria, Pekin and Lincoln, ensuring high-quality customer service and operational integrity.
previously served as operations superintendent of field operations in Illinois
American Water’s Peoria and Pekin Districts. He earned a bachelor’s
degree in management from Aurora University and a master’s in business
administration. He also holds a Class A, Public Water Supply Operator’s
Certificate of Competency for Illinois and received his Lean Six Sigma Yellow
“I look forward
to the leadership and contributions Roger will make in this new role. The
experience he brings will help ensure continued high-quality water service to
our customers,” said Barry Suits, Vice President of Operations for Illinois
Goodson is an
active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Illinois
Section of AWWA. He also serves on the following committees: Central
Illinois Groundwater Protection, Water Resource team for Central Illinois
Economic Development, Middle Basin Regional Water Resource Planning and is vice
chair for the city of Pekin Human Rights committee. In addition, he is a
board member for the Pekin United Way.
Goodson and his
wife, Christine, reside in un-incorporated Peoria County. They have four
sons attending area colleges.
Illinois American Water, a 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.
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 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking
water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 14 million people
in more than 40 states, as well as parts of Canada. More information can be
found by visiting www.amwater.com.