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Clear Water Solutions

ClearWater Solutions — Leading, Managing and Operating Public Works, Water and Wastewater Systems in an Environmentally Safe Manner.

CWS Leadership Team

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Rick Ailiff
CWS President

Rick has an extensive background in virtually all water and wastewater system operations, with hands-on skills in troubleshooting and problem resolution of most water/wastewater related issues.

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Steve Cawood, PE

Steve has over 44 years of engineering experience with both public and private sector projects. He has served as the Principal-In-Charge on a wide range of civil and environmental engineering projects.

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Houston Black
Chief Operations Officer

Houston Black has been in the water and wastewater industry for over 10 years. Houston started with CWS as a Wastewater Lagoon Operator, later operating an Activated Sludge Plant with daily lab operations, then moving into the Drinking Water Treatment Plant as an operator.

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Lawrence Hughes
Regional Manager

Lawrence Hughes has more than 25 years of experience in management and sales resulting in a consistent track record of exceptional success.

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Tim Mitchell
Regional Manager

Tim serves as a Regional Manager and Project Support team member for CWS. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, he has gained a tremendous understanding of all facets of public works .

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Chris Thomas
Regional Manager

With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Chris has developed an extensive working knowledge of water and wastewater systems.

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Torrey Jones
Regional Manager

Torrey Jones is the Regional Manager serving the South and West Dallas Water Authorities, as well as Perry County Water Authority, Butler County Water Authority, Lowndes County Water Authority, North Choctaw Water & Sewer Authority, Hale County Water Authority, Billingsley Water Authority, and Vance projects in Alabama.

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Michael Riggs
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Riggs, Chief Financial Officer, is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Accounting.  Michael has been with CWS for over 8 years and manages all accounting and Human Resource matters. 

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Paige Cawood
Lab and Safety Director

Paige is the company-wide Lab Director and Environmental Health and Safety Director with more than 8 years experience in the Water and Wastewater industry.

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Barrie Dunlap
Director of Business Development

As a Business Development professional for ClearWater Solutions, Barrie works with public entities to ensure that the project enhances, accommodates, and meets their individual needs.

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Brian Tveitnes, SHRM-CP, PHR
Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Brian is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for CWS. 

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Beth Turner
Director of Marketing

Beth Turner is the Director of Marketing for CWS.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Auburn Montgomery (AUM) and has more than 27 years of experience.

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