WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – CFPUA CEO Matthew W. Jordan, P.E. will soon retire from the company and take another position in Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Water's board of directors voted unanimously Monday to hire Jordan as the utility company's new general manager.
More than 180 people applied for the position. Of those, Tampa Bay Water said only 52 met the minimum qualification criteria and were reviewed by a screening committee.
Jordan replaces Tampa Bay Water's former general manager Gerald J. Seeber who informed the board in February of his intentions to leave the agency.
Jordan sent an email to CFPUA board members Monday morning announcing his future plans. He said he plans to retire June 30, 2013.
The outgoing CEO said he's leaving the organization in a good place. Jordan said the organization doesn't have any big challenges to overcome, just opportunities like working with the beach communities and continuing to work on the consent decree with the EPA.
Jordan believes one of the goals CFPUA should have is to work on adding more customers.
"We have the ability to add more customers, and I think that's something we are pursing, and that's something they should continue to pursue, to provide water and waste water services because we do have the ability," said Jordan.
According to a news release from the water company in Florida, Jordan is expected to start work there July 8, 2013 and will be paid $180,000 annually.