Advisory Board Member
Rich Svindland has been president of Missouri American Water since 2021. He is a professional engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. He leads a team that is responsible for providing safe, clean, and reliable water and/or wastewater service to approximately one in four Missourians in 200 communities throughout the state.
Before coming to Missouri, Svindland served as president of California American Water and Hawaii American Water for five years. He has also served as Vice President of Operations for California American Water and Vice President of Engineering for California American Water and Hawaii American Water. Before his roles in California, he worked in engineering consulting and for Kentucky American Water and Pennsylvania American Water. Svindland was named 2003 Civil Engineer of the Year in Industry by the Kentucky section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Svindland received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and Design Build Institute of America.