New Purchasing Director Chosen

Original Profile Pic - Drexal PaulkThe Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission has added “Another Key” person to their management staff. Drexal Paulk has accepted the offer to be the Director of Purchasing and will begin working with the JWSC on August 4th. Steve Swan, Executive Director said “Mr. Paulk has a very solid background in procurement and purchasing and will be a great addition to our management team! Again, we went through a wide spread search and a long interview process to fill this newly developed position. Mr. Paulk clearly stood out above his peers during the interviewing process.” The Director of Purchasing will report directly to the Executive Director and work closely with the Finance & Administration Director.

Drexal Paulk, “Dexter” as he is affectionately known by family and friends in the area, has previously held Sr. Executive Procurement positions with the City of Richmond, Virginia, District of Columbia Government in Washington, D. C. and the City of Atlanta. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and the Keller Graduate School of Management. Drexal also holds professional procurement certifications from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) along with other regional procurement and technology certifications.

Drexal, a Waycross native, has been a resident of Stone Mountain and is married to Jacqueline, a native of Philadelphia, PA. He is the proud father of four children (Desiree 26, Drexal, Jr 25, Nyanza 10 and Leanna 7). Drexal is excited to return to the area which he is so familiar and we are proud to add him as the Director of Purchasing with the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission.

New Systems Pumping and Maintenance Superintendent Chosen

The Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water & Sewer Commission has added another key person to their management team. Kirk Young has been hired as the new System Pumping & Maintenance Division Superintendent. This position was filled prior by Ray Tarker, who retired on May 30th of this year. This division is the largest division of JWSC, with approximately 50 employees and is responsible for 15% of the $24.6 M annual budget.

Profile picMr. Young has a very large amount of experience and vast knowledge of Water & Wastewater Systems. He was selected from over 17 other candidates that had applied for the position from across the east coast. As Steve Swan, Executive Director for JWSC, stated, “Mr. Young was one of 5 final contenders for this position, but clearly stood out above the others during the interview process. He is exactly what we were looking for in this position and will hold a key role in our management team.”

Kirk Young, a second generation Master Plumber for over 20 years, has been a Water and Wastewater Treatment professional for the last 15 years. As Superintendent, Kirk operated both the Water and Wastewater Divisions in Plymouth, N.H. This included the Water Pumping and Treatment Systems, Distribution Systems, Wastewater Collection Systems and the Wastewater Treatment Facility. He received the 2013 EPA Region I Operations and Maintenance Excellence Award, for the 5 state New England region.

Having previously lived and worked on St. Simons Island, Kirk and his wife Stephanie and daughter Alexandria grew to love the Golden Isles. When an opportunity presented itself to return the area, Kirk applied for the position of System Pumping & Maintenance Superintendent with the Brunswick-Glynn Joint Water and Sewer Commission.