Global Water Resources, Inc., a pure-play water resource management company, has appointed noted utility industry leader, Christopher D. Krygier, to the new position of chief strategy officer.
Krygier brings to Global Water more than 15 years of experience in operations management, regulatory strategy, and capital deployment for large projects and transactions, along with multi-state experience and industry knowledge. He has extensive experience representing utilities before the Arizona Corporation Commission, other public utility commissions, and municipal and county governments regarding the formulation of policy, rates, and regulations.
“At Global Water, we are dedicated to providing safe and reliable service with a focus on efficiency and conservation,” noted company president and CEO, Ron Fleming. “Chris’ appointment supports these core values and our plans to accelerate the growth of our proven Total Water Management platform. We believe our integrated utility solution and expertise create benefits for all stakeholders, from the communities and customers we serve, to our development and municipal partners, dedicated staff, and regulators. Chris significantly enhances our expertise in several areas and will help us address water and wastewater challenges and growth opportunities ahead.”
“His leadership experience across many areas and localities, including utility management, acquisition/integration, finance, and regulatory affairs, makes him a great addition to our executive team,” added Fleming. “His knowledge and expertise will help us remain at the forefront of the water management industry, as we continue to improve and grow our core asset base in Arizona, as well as pursue our goal of achieving efficient growth and consolidation throughout the southwest U.S.”
Krygier most recently served as director of operations for a water and wastewater utility division of an investor owned, publicly traded, multi-national renewable energy, and regulated utility conglomerate. He served as its director of rates, regulatory and governmental affairs, and in other positions for a division that served hundreds of thousands of customer connections throughout Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. He played an integral role in the acquisition and integration of multiple billion-dollar transactions related to wind power generation and distribution.
Earlier in his career, Krygier held several positions of increasing responsibility at Arizona’s largest water and wastewater investor owned utility. He has also served on numerous utility industry and volunteer boards and committees.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and MBA in Finance from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. He is also a Certified Management Accountant as designated by the Institute of Management Accountants.