Middlesex Water Company announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer A. Bruce O’Connor has been named president of its wholly owned Delaware-based subsidiary, Tidewater Utilities Inc. O’Connor succeeds Gerard L. Esposito, who retired from the role effective Jan. 1.
Tidewater, headquartered in Dover, serves 45,000 retail customers in more than 400 communities in Sussex, New Castle and Kent counties.
O’Connor, a certified public accountant, joined Middlesex Water in 1990 and has served as its CFO since 1996. He has served as the financial officer of Tidewater since its acquisition by Middlesex in 1992. O’Connor oversees all financial reporting, accounting, regulated public utility commission requirements and customer service for Middlesex and its subsidiaries. He holds an MBA in finance from Rutgers University and a BS in accounting from Monmouth University.
“Mr. O’Connor has the knowledge of regulated utilities and the experience to lead southern Delaware’s premier water company in meeting the needs of the state’s current and growing population,” said Dennis Doll, Middlesex Water chairman. “We are confident that Mr. O’Connor’s and Tidewater’s mutual commitment to operational excellence, service quality and ongoing investment in infrastructure for greater reliability will serve our customers well.”