Johnson Succeeds Sauline as Head of Aqua Ohio

STRUTHERS, Ohio – Jennifer Johnson is succeeding Albert Sauline as head of the Struthers division of Aqua Ohio, Ed Kolodziej, president of Aqua Ohio, announced Monday.

Johnson, a resident of Lowellville, rejoins Aqua Ohio after serving as director of career services at Youngstown State University where she earned both a baccalaureate and a master’s degree in business administration.

Sauline, a former three-term mayor of Hubbard, is retiring after 19 years with Aqua Ohio and remembers hiring Johnson in 1998.

Johnson joined the Struthers division as a communications and human resources coordinator. She went on to become manager of its customer field services for the five operating divisions across the state.

Since leaving Aqua Ohio, she was director of human resources for a law firm and an instructor at YSU as well as director of career services.

In a prepared statement, Johnson said, ”I literally grew up drinking water from this system, started my career here and this is where I’m raising my family.”

Sauline began his career in the industry in 1967 as a utility worker for the wastewater department of the city of Hubbard where he went on to oversee a $12 million upgrade of its wastewater treatment and collection system and a $3 million upgrade of its water system.

He earned a baccalaureate in political science at YSU and a master’s degree in education there as well.

Aqua Ohio is the largest investor-owned utility in the Buckeye State that provides drinking water and wastewater services. It serves 500,000 customers in 17 counties. The Struthers division, which has 20 employees, serves Struthers, Lowellville, New Middletown, and Poland and Springfield townships in Mahoning County; portions of Hubbard and Brookfield townships in Trumbull County; and Lake Tomahawk in Columbiana County.

Pictured: Jennifer Johnson.

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