Erman Fisher, Arizona American Water Engineer Retires at 86

December 8, 2009

PHOENIX, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Arizona American Water is waving goodbye to one of its wisest employees Mr. Erman Fisher who currently works in the engineering department. At the age of 86, Mr. Fisher has decided it’s time to retire in Glendale, a place he’s put a lot of personal work into. Fisher was appointed by the Mayor and Council to serve on several commissions for 15 years.

“I salute a great employee and a great American,” said Paul Townsley, President of Arizona American Water. “Erman has excelled in his career, and we have benefitted greatly from his contributions. I wish him nothing but the best.”

Fisher has brought a wealth of experience to Arizona American Water from his previous jobs. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, Fisher returned to college, graduated and then worked as the Deputy Director for the City of Detroit’s Water & Wastewater Department for more than 30 years. After he retired from the City of Detroit, he accepted a position with Wayne State University in Michigan as the Director of Facilities. Fisher couldn’t allow himself to retire and excelled at three more companies before finally joining Arizona American Water for the past 13 years.

“Erman Fisher is known as an effective communicator internally and externally and has become the company’s expert on our water system in the west valley, passing on his knowledge daily to junior engineers and operators,” said Joe Gross, Director of Engineering.

Fisher will retire December 18th, joining a son who retired in Peoria, and a daughter in the City of Surprise. Fisher also has four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Most importantly, Erman will be able to spend more time with his wife Ruby whom he met as a child in Kentucky and then reconnected with after returning from the war more than 60 years ago.

Fisher says he’s taken all of his jobs seriously and what’s most important is to love what you are doing, stick with your work and focus on your family. Arizona American Water is proud of the inspiration Fisher brings to all employees, and wishes him a rewarding retirement.

Arizona American Water, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Water, is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 300,000 people.

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada. More information can be found by visiting www.amwater.com.

SOURCE Arizona American Water

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