Aqua America (Aqua) today announced that Craig Blanchette has been named president of its Illinois subsidiary, effective July 1, 2014. Blanchette will succeed Terry Rakocy, who is retiring after more than three decades with the company. In his new role, Blanchette will report to Regional President Rick Fox, and will be responsible for the overall leadership, management and operations of Aqua Illinois.
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water utilities and serves nearly 3 million people in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Aqua America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.