Great Basin Water Co. (GBWC) is pleased to inform our customers and the Spring Creek community that Sean Twomey has been named as the company’s new President. Twomey, who began on September 1st, is a professional engineer and utility veteran who has been with The Corix Group of Companies (GBWC’s parent companies) for 12 years. He replaces longtime GBWC leader Wendy Barnett, who retired after a successful fourteen-year career with the company.
“I am honored to accept the position and look forward to immediately contributing to the focus on operational excellence and customer engagement of the Nevada team. We have great people in our company, and I am a big believer in the value of building connections both internally and with the communities we serve.” stated Twomey.
Twomey joined Corix in 2008 as a Project Engineer – Water and Wastewater Treatment and has held a variety of positions within the company culminating in his current role as Vice President – Operations, Canadian Utilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in process and chemical engineering as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business. Twomey will be leading GBWC’s four divisions, including Spring Creek, from the company’s Reno office.
“Throughout his 12-year tenure with Corix, Sean has consistently demonstrated strong leadership, technical skills and strategic focus. He has also successfully managed his teams to achieve high levels of operational effectiveness and customer engagement,” said Catherine Heigel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Regulated Utilities for Corix, “I know he will bring his best in serving our Nevada customers.”
Most recently, in addition to his operations role, Twomey served as both a member, and now the head, of the COVID-19 Incident Command Team which has driven the company response to the pandemic. He will also serve as the President of Bermuda Water Company in Arizona, which serves customers in the Bullhead City, Arizona area.