CALL US 877.230.6228

Clear Water Solutions

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

CWS Leadership Team

Rick Ailiff Photo

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.

Read More >

Murray Dodd, PE
Chief Operating Officer, Project Support

Murray is an experienced leader and engineer whose expertise lies in water, wastewater, and public works.

Read More >

Brent Stauffer
Regional Manager

Brent has more than 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. His expertise lies in domestic, industrial, and contract operations.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

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 .

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Houston Black
Regional Manager

Houston Black has been in the water and wastewater industry for over seven 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.

Read More >

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. 

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Barrie Dunlap
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.

Read More >

Natalie Young, PHR
Human Resources Coordinator

As Human Resources Coordinator, Natalie is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for CWS.  She has experience with policy development and implementation, recruitment, administration of benefits and management, compliance, and employee relations management.

Read More >

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 23 years of experience - 15 of those years with our parent company, Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc.

Read More >

Steve Cawood, PE
CWS Principal

Steve has over 30 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.

Read More >

View our
Managers