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Cheshire Names Walter Gancarz to Position of Operations Manager

Just two weeks after creating a new position that combined the responsibilities of public works operations manager and town engineer, Cheshire has named their choice to fill the position.

It didn’t take the town long to find a candidate to take over the responsibilities of the brand new Operations Manager/Town Engineer position – and Public Works Director George Noewatne said the newly appointed Cheshire resident is the right man for the job.

Walter Gancarz will take over as Operations Manager/Town Engineer for the town, effective immediately.

Gancarz will be responsible for overseeing the Town’s Engineering function, work very closely with the Water Pollution Control Department, and assist in the overall operation of the Department of Public Works and act for the Director in his absence.

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“Mr. Gancarz’s appointment to his new position is a key part of the reorganization of the Cheshire Public Works and Engineering Department,” Noewatne said in a press release. “His combined technical expertise, strong interpersonal skills, outstanding reputation, and extensive knowledge of our wastewater treatment plant make him an ideal selection as Operations Manager/Town Engineer."

Gancarz has 38 years of experience in the engineering field, eventually rising to the level of CEO/Director of Civil Engineering of his own Civil/Environmental Engineering consulting firm. He has complemented his professional experience with three years of service as a member of the town’s Water Pollution Control Authority.

In addition his extensive work experience, Noewatne said Gancarz brings a strong academic background to this position, having received a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College, a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Villanova, as well as being a Registered Professional Engineer in five states.

“I am looking forward to working with him on the numerous infrastructure projects that the town has planned, foremost among them being the major upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant,” Noewatne said.

“There is no doubt that Walter will be a tremendous asset to the department, and by extension, to the residents of the town of Cheshire.”

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