New Jersey American Water recently announced that Kevin Kirwan has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Kevin Keane has been promoted to Senior Director of Coastal Operations. "Both of these long-tenured professionals have exceptional leadership skills, and extensive utility and operations knowledge and expertise that will help us continue to provide outstanding water service to our customers," said William Varley, president of New Jersey American Water. As vice president of Operations, Kirwan will oversee all operations for New Jersey American Water, including Water and Wastewater Treatment, Transmission and Distribution, Field Services, SCADA, Water Quality and Environmental Compliance, Customer Advocacy, Metering and Supply Chain. In his 31 years with the company, Kirwan has successfully held a number of management positions. Most recently, he held the role of senior director, Operations for the Coastal Region of New Jersey. His other positions included operations manager of Monmouth County Operations, manager of Production for Monmouth and Ocean counties, and director of Maintenance Services. Kirwan has served as a leader and member of many teams and projects at American Water, including leading the Hurricane Sandy Barrier Island Restoration project, several technology initiatives and business development teams. Kirwan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York. He holds a T4, W4 and N licenses from the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Kevin Keane is replacing Kirwan as senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water's Coastal Region. This region includes the company's service areas in Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth and Ocean counties. Keane will be responsible for water production, field customer service, water transmission and distribution operations, and overseeing local construction projects. In his 27 years with the company, Keane has worked in Production, Field Operations and on numerous initiatives and projects including a large sewer system evaluation, Hurricane Sandy and the Swimming River Bridge Pipeline Recovery as well as a leader in driving Field Operational technology improvements.