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Illinois American supervisors recognized for support of Guard

Four Illinois American Water supervisors were honored recently by the U.S. Department of Defense Employee Support of the Guard and Reserves for their support of an employee and co-worker who is deployed with the National Guard.

The four received the ESGR’s Patriot Award, which recognizes supervisors who are nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to the nominator.

The Illinois American Water supervisors were nominated by Jack (Jake) Sciuto, a production technician at Illinois American Water’s water treatment plant near East St. Louis. Sciuto is deployed in the National Guard and stationed in Texas.

Receiving the ESGR’s Patriot Award were:

  • Fred Campbell, senior manager, Production
  • Mark Barton, senior superintendent, Production
  • Jeff Lampe, senior superintendent, Production
  • Ken Bast, senior supervisor, Production

Campbell, Barton, Lampe and Bast received the awards from ESGR representatives at a brief ceremony on Dec. 8 at the Illinois American Water treatment plant near East St. Louis where they work and serve as Sciuto’s supervisors.

Illinois American Water President Justin Ladner said the company is proud to be a military-friendly company. “We thank Jake (Sciuto) for his service. We support his continued commitment and dedication to the National Guard. It is an honor for our employees, and company, to be recognized by the Department of Defense.”


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