Meet the members of U.S. Water Services Corporation’s executive team, all of whom share a strong commitment to principled, experienced leadership. Here, you can also find some of our regional team members, along with their contact information. So it’s easy to connect with a representative in your region!
Gary DeremerPresident & CEO
As Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Water Services Corporation (USWSC) established in 2003, Gary brings more than 30 years of progressive, successful experience in all phases of water and wastewater treatment and management services. He is responsible for the overall business operation, strategic direction, public relations, and long-term sustainability while providing expertise relative to system startups, management of municipal and private systems, professional consulting, rate case and capital improvement planning, technical diagnostics, treatment process operations, and construction.
Prior to founding USWSC, Gary held several executive positions to include City Utility Manager, Founder and President of H2O Utility Services, Inc., and Florida Vice President of Utility Operations with American Water Services. Gary holds a Utility Construction Contractor License as issued by the FDBPR and is licensed as Class A/B Water and Wastewater Utility Operator by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as well as licenses in other states. Gary has been recognized and selected as an expert witness with regard to his utility related expertise, given his diverse career and operational and technical knowledge of water and wastewater utility industry operational criteria.
Ed MitchellSenior vice president & general manger
As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Ed joined USWSC in October 2013. He is responsible for maintaining corporate margins and developing business efficiencies for cost savings; organizational development; primary client management for more than 700 clients; corporate marketing and media relations. Ed brings extensive administrative leadership experience to the company given his 30 years in the municipal leadership arena. Prior to joining USWSC, Ed performed in the role of City Administrator for the City of West Palm Beach which has a population of 110,000, covering 56 square miles and possessing an employee base of 1500. At various intervals in his distinguished career Ed also served as the interim Community Redevelopment Executive Director and Acting City Administrator, both positions with the City of West Palm Beach.
Ed received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Service from St. Michael’s College (Vermont) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University, School of Management (Boston, MA). He acquired professional certification in the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training Program and is recognized as an ICMA Credentialed Manager.
Jeffrey DuPontVice president - Business Development
Jeff represents over 37 years of progressive experience related to water and wastewater operating services. His responsibilities involve operational and resource management optimization, regional business development, and public/private utility operations and maintenance (O&M). Jeff provides invaluable direction for the company’s Mid-Central U.S. Operations Services bid process, transition management and industrial environmental compliance activities. Jeff comes to USWSC after distinguishing himself in various leadership positions as Director of Wastewater Business Performance & Environmental Compliance with American Waster Services; Senior Regional Manager with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services; and Water Pollution Control Plant Superintendent with Columbus Water Works in Columbus, GA.
Jeff maintains various professional certifications in several states to include Wastewater Operator (FL, GA, NE, TX); Water Operator (FL, GA, TX); Environmental Operator ABC Class IV; Water Distribution Technician Class B; Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester; Reclaimed Water Field Inspection & Operations Specialist; and Certified Environmental Trainer.
Carl SmithVice President & Director of Client Services (Southeast)
Since joining USWSC in 2011 as Vice President and Director of Client Services, Carl has primary responsibility for development of the Florida market relative to acquisitions, service delivery coordination, contracts, and key accounts. He also provides oversight of the company’s Customer Services Division throughout the state of Florida. Carl brings considerable value to the organization with his extensive experience in the power, gas and water utility space while developing business growth strategies, promoting increased sales and services, coordinating USWSC’s FL Operations Services bid process and consulting on all facets of customer service.
Carl has held a wide variety of marketing and sales roles in Fortune 500 companies within both utility specific and private-sector industries. Prior to his arrival at USWSC, Carl functioned as the Director for Corporate Development and Customer Services for Aqua Utilities Florida, Inc. As the Regional VP for the NUI Corporation gas company Carl was instrumental in new business development expansion to the tune of $5MM annually. He also provided consultation service as the Business Unit Director with A&C Enercon where his clients included more than 80 utilities in the water, electric and gas industries.
Carl is an U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran who served our country proudly for 10 years. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant. He received a dual BS and MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi while graduating with honors in the Personnel Management program. Carl also attained an MS degree in Organizational Management from the University of Central Connecticut State University.
Mo KaderVice President of Engineering
Mo brings more than 30 years of experience to U. S. Water Services Corporation in his role as the Vice President of Engineering. He is expertly qualified and is responsible for design, permitting, and management of the water and wastewater systems to which USWSC provides contract services. Prior to joining USWSC in 2003, Mo gained valuable experience from previous employment as a project engineer and in the role of Civil/Environmental Engineer with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Mo is an accomplished author with professional publications in the Environmental Science and Health magazine on the “Kinetics of Ozonation of Iron II and Manganese II with Ozone in a Pure Water System”, and, “Kinetics of Ozonation of Iron II in the Presence of Organic Compounds”.
Mo holds an MS degree in Civil Engineering and also an MS degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Florida since 1992 and is certified by the U.S. National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. Mo has additional professional engineering registrations in Iowa, Indiana, Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma.
Ralph AmiottVice President and Director of Maintenance
Ralph has more than 30 years direct experience relating to construction, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of water and wastewater utility systems. Currently Mr. Amiott functions as Vice President of Construction and Maintenance Services on behalf of U.S. Water Services Corporation. In this position he ensures that all repair services of the utility systems serviced by U.S. Water Services are executed per regulatory requirements and in keeping with industry construction standards. Ralph’s field staff is responsible for monitoring the mechanical function of utility equipment, oversight of all rehabilitation projects, emergency repairs and provide on the job apprentice training for persons interested in learning the specialty mechanics related to water and wastewater facilities and systems.
Since 1993, Ralph has provided supervision and management of more than 100 employees in Florida, Texas, Iowa and Oklahoma. His vast experience specific to the water and wastewater service industry, enables him to mentor direct reports toward successful construction and maintenance business development, scheduling, and completion.
William "Troy" RendellVice President - Investor Owned Utilities
Troy joined the USWSC team in April 2014. As the Director of Regulated Utilities, he is responsible for all facets of the business and contracts related to private regulated utilities to include monthly review of financial statements, preparation of annual operating budgets, cost reporting and overall performance analysis. Along with the financial accountability, Troy provides strong leadership on system operations, customer service, billing, field services, as well as regulatory affairs. Troy has experience among both the private and regulatory entities of the water and wastewater industry. Before arriving at USWSC, he was an Area Manager for Aqua Utilities in Florida and North Carolina and Public Utilities Supervisor with the Florida Public Service Commission prior to that. The skill set acquired from the aforementioned career experiences makes Troy uniquely qualified as our residential expert on rate analysis, rate structure, and National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) accounting. Troy is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Aaron VossVice President - Service Delivery (Mid-Central U.S.)
Having joined USWSC in July 2007 as a Senior Project Manager, Mr. Voss has since assumed the position of Director of Service Delivery for our Mid/Central Region of United States. In this role Aaron is responsible for the overall business portfolio for projects in the region to include P&L, business development, utility acquisition feasibility studies, client management, construction management and strategic operational leadership. Aaron brings nearly 15 years of utility and managerial experience to the USWSC team. Prior to becoming a team member at USWSC, he held various leadership roles with Veolia Water NA and American Water which encompassed project management, facility startup, operator training, budget development, client development, process optimization, regulatory communication, process evaluations and compliance troubleshooting, computer systems management and CMMS integration.
Mr. Voss is a 2003 honors graduate from Central Community College in Hastings, Nebraska where he obtained two separate degrees in Computer Science & Information Technology and Network Systems Technology. Aaron also holds Class A/B, or equivalent, water and wastewater operator’s licenses which certifies him to work in six (6) different states - Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, Georgia, New Mexico and Oklahoma.