Our water infrastructure, regulations and conservation efforts
Chris Cook came to California American Water in 2015 as Assistant Engineering Manager and was promoted to Engineering Manager the following year. Since 2018, Chris has served in his current roles as Director of Operations, guiding the Central Division’s operations, $30 million operating budget, union relations and safety culture. Chris also continues to work with engineering on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.
Before joining California American Water, Chris held engineering positions as an R&D engineer and engineering consultant. He also served a two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa.
Chris went to All Saints in Carmel Valley and then Stevenson High School in Pebble Beach. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of California, San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.
Chris brings a hometown pride, collaborative management style and an engaging enthusiasm to his work, as well as more than 15 years of experience in engineering, project and workforce management.