After nearly three decades with Middlesex Water Co., Richard Risoldi retired, effective July 1.
The exit of the senior vice president – Operations and chief operating officer, announced Tuesday, prompts the elevation of G. Christian Andreasen, Georgia Simpson and Robert Fullager to vice presidents, also effective July 1, and as members of the company’s executive committee.
“As chief operating officer of Middlesex Water, Rick’s numerous responsibilities included oversight of water and wastewater treatment, engineering/construction, capital projects, disaster recovery, large technology implementation, regulatory compliance and safety,” Dennis Doll, Middlesex Water president and chief executive officer, said in a prepared statement. “We are grateful for his expert leadership and for the smooth transition of oversight of key responsibilities to the team now assuming familiar but larger leadership roles. We wish Rick good health and happiness in his retirement and congratulate the new members of our Executive team.”
Andreasen, who has been with the company for 36 years, will serve as vice president – Enterprise Engineering, overseeing capital planning and execution for all companies in the Middlesex Water enterprise.
Simpson was named vice president – Information Technology, which, the company said, represents an expanded prominence of the function in company strategy and processes. She has been with the company for nine years.
Fullagar was named vice president – Operations. The 21-year company veteran will assume responsibility for Production, Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Treatment functions across the business enterprise.