November 16, 2020
California American Water and Hawaii American Water
Rich Svindland is a Professional Engineer and utility executive with over 30 years of experience in the water/wastewater fields. He currently serves as the President for California American Water and Hawaii American Water both investor-owned regulated utilities, where he and his team of 300 dedicated employees are responsible for the operation of water/wastewater systems serving nearly 700,000 people. Prior to his current role, Rich has served as Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Engineering and worked for several consulting engineering firms in Georgia.
Rich received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is Registered Engineer in Georgia and Kentucky and is a member of ASCE, WEF, AWWA & DBIA. Additionally, he serves on the Board of CalChamber, and the California Foundation for the Environment and the Economy (CFEE) and on the Executive Committee for CalDesal.