John “JW” Walker Named Bel Air Operations Manager at Maryland American Water

BEL AIR, Maryland (October 11, 2019) – Maryland American Water announces that John “JW’ Walker has been named operations manager of the Bel Air water district. In this role, Walker will oversee the daily operations of the company’s water treatment plant and reservoir, including managing capital resources, maintenance services as well as safety and environmental compliance. Walker will also work to ensure that Maryland American Water customers in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Fallston continue to receive high quality customer service and operational reliability.

“JW has been a great asset to both Maryland American Water and Virginia American Water, having most recently served both companies as business performance supervisor and major accounts representative,” said Barry Suits, Maryland American Water president. “As a long-time resident of Bel Air and a native of Harford County, JW takes an active role in the community and I’m proud that he has worked his way up to become a leader with Maryland American Water.”

Walker began his career with Maryland American Water in 2008 as a backhoe operator and field service representative. He also worked as a distribution contract supervisor, water production plant operator and a distribution working leader. From 2000 to 2008, Walker worked for the Maryland Military Department as a backhoe operator in the maintenance department and a military security officer.

He earned his associate degree from Harford Community College and holds a Maryland superintendent certification for surface water and a Class 4 water treatment license. Walker lives in Bel Air with his wife Maria, daughter Emery and son Lev.


Maryland American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 24,000 people.

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing.


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Alison Bibb-Carson, External Affairs Manager