New Jersey American Water Names David Forcinito Senior Director of Southwest Operations & Darlene Williams Named Senior Manager of Field Operations for Southwest


(3/15/ 17) – New Jersey American Water recently announced that David Forcinito has been promoted to Senior Director of Southwest Operations. He replaces Carmen Tierno, who recently became President of New York American Water.

“Dave’s expertise in every facet of operations and engineering, coupled with his deep knowledge of our southwest region, make him the ideal leader for this important area of our business,” said Robert MacLean, president of New Jersey American Water. “Dave and I are also pleased to have Darlene stepping into his former role. She will bring tremendous value and broad operations perspective to the team.”

As senior director of Southwest Operations, which includes the company’s service areas in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, Forcinito will be responsible for water production, field customer service, water transmission and distribution operations, and overseeing local construction projects.

Forcinito has been with New Jersey American Water for 28 years and most recently served as Field Operations Manager for Southwest Operations. He began his career with the company in 1989 as a project engineer and went on to serve in roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of water and sewer operations, water production, water operation maintence and controls, and water distribution and field services.

A licensed professional engineer in N.J., Forcinito earned a master’s degree in water resources and environmental engineering from Villanova University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Widener University. He is a member of the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce, as well as several industry associations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Water Works Association and South Jersey Water Professionals Association. He is also a former board member of the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin.

Darlene Williams has been appointed to replace Forcinito as Senior Manager of Field Operations for the company’s southwest operations.

Williams began her career with American Water in 2008. She most recently served as chief-of-staff for the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) and chief operating officer (COO), where she was responsible for supporting strategic initiatives that help advance American Water’s organizational effectiveness and deliver business results. Prior to that, she served as Director of Operational Education at American Water, responsible for planning and executing training on water & wastewater operations, software applications, customer service, and safety procedures across the company. Williams also serves as president of the American Water Charitable Foundation.

Williams holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Florida State University and a master's in business administration (MBA) from Nova Southeastern University.

New Jersey American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.7 million people. More information can be found at With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE: AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company.  The company employs 6,700 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 15 million people in 47 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting

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