City Manager Catherine Conlow announced today the selection of Andrew F. Rudzinski of Corinth, Me. as Director of Water Quality Management for the City of Bangor, subject to confirmation by the Bangor City Council at its regular meeting on September 28, 2015. Mr. Rudzinski was selected from a field of eleven candidates, including both internal and external applicants.
Mr. Rudzinski currently serves as the Industrial Pre-treatment and Safety Coordinator for the City of Bangor Wastewater Treatment Plant, a position he has held since 1995. In his role, he also oversees Bangor’s inter-local agreements with the towns of Hampden and Hermon for pre-treatment of industrial wastewater. Most recently, he initiated Bangor’s program dealing with the impact and treatment of fats, oils and greases in the wastewater system. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Worcester State College and is a State of Maine Licensed Grade 5 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator. Mr. Rudzinski has also served as a member and in leadership roles on several state and regional water environment, pre-treatment, and safety committees.
According to City Manager Conlow, “Andy possesses the knowledge, experience, education and professionalism necessary to lead the Water Quality Management Department. His numerous years with the Department and his familiarity with wastewater and storm-water quality issues facing Bangor make him the ideal candidate to lead the department. Andy has a solid relationship with state and federal regulators and is committed to improving Bangor’s ongoing efforts to improve its wastewater plant operation and storm-water run-off program”.
In commenting on his appointment, Mr. Rudzinski said: “I am pleased and honored to have been selected to become Water Quality Management Director. For the last twenty three years, my professional career has been focused on improving water quality issues surrounding municipal waste water, and more recently storm-water issues. Under the direction of Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Brad Moore and former Superintendent Ralph Mishou, Bangor has a proven track record of both caring for and improving the environment and I am eager to continue those efforts with the assistance of our excellent staff.”
Mr. Rudzinski will replace Wastewater Treatment Plan Superintendent Moore, who is retiring on September 30, after serving 35 years with the City. He will assume his position immediately following confirmation by the City Council on September 28th.