Joseph Mantua Named Deputy General Manager for Operations
New GM/CEO Carla Reid completes senior management hires with another former WSSC leader
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laurel – March 1, 2016: Joseph (Joe) Mantua is the newest Deputy General Manager to join WSSC, effective March 7, 2016. Mantua, who has an extensive engineering background, will serve as Deputy General Manager for Operations, overseeing the Engineering, Production and Utility Services teams. Together these groups oversee the production of WSSC customers’ drinking water and the maintenance and rehabilitation of over 11,000 miles of water and sewer mains.
A utility management professional with 31 years of experience in both the public and private sector, Mantua most recently served as a regional manager at Black & Veatch Corporation, a leading global engineering firm. He is past president of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and a recipient of the AWWA George Warren Fuller Award in 2006.
“I am so pleased to welcome Joe back to WSSC in this key leadership role,” said GM/CEO Carla A. Reid. “Filling Joe’s position is an important step forward in our effort to streamline the organization, promote innovation in all of our endeavors, and provide world-class service to our customers. Joe’s experience in building and leading teams and collaborating with stakeholders fits well with my mission and vision for WSSC.”
Mantua is the last of three Deputy General Managers to be appointed to the Commission. Another long-time former WSSC employee, his 23-year career with WSSC began in 1984 when he was hired as a project manager. He was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager and then Development Services Director, retiring as Project Delivery Leader in August 2007.
“My years at WSSC were very rewarding, and I am happy to return to the Commission to work with Carla and the rest of the Commission’s dedicated and resourceful employees,” said Mantua. “My time in the private sector has provided me with valuable experience and perspective that I can now put to work for WSSC and all of our customers.”
Mantua earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Dayton. He lives in Rockville and is a long-term Montgomery County resident.
For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.