Mark Bramfitt, who resigned from the agency board last month to pursue the top operations post, has been named the new interim general manager of the Valley of the Moon Water District.
Bramfitt resigned from the board when outgoing GM Krishna Kumar announced his departure from the agency. He will take over at VOMWD in early December.
VOMWD Board President Ron Prushko expressed the Board’s unanimous support for Bramfitt. “Mark is an excellent choice for VOMWD as its interim general manager while we begin the search for a permanent general manager. We are delighted to have him join VOMWD in this new capacity.”
In accepting the position, Bramfitt said, “I’m excited to serve the district and our customers in this new capacity as the board seeks a new manager. I especially look forward to working with the staff to continue our history of excellent service in the Valley.”
Bramfitt currently provides consultancy services for the high tech and utility industries with a focus on energy efficiency opportunities related to data centers and information technology infrastructure. Previously he served PG&E for 25 years in various capacities. Bramfitt has a long history of community service. He has served on the VOMWD board, Sonoma County LAFCO, Sonoma Valley Groundwater Basin Advisory Panel, Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission, and Sonoma Valley Housing Affordability Advisory Group. Bramfitt earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and materials science engineering (double major program) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a registered professional mechanical engineer.
The current general manager Krishna Kumar is stepping down effective December 7, 2012. Kumar, who served the District for eight years, is taking over the same role at Marin Municipal Water District, headquartered in Corte Madera.
The Valley of the Moon Water District serves domestic water to about 23,000 persons in unincorporated areas of the Sonoma Valley through 6,800 service connections. About 88% of which are residential connections. The District’s operating and capital budgets for the current fiscal year total approximately $5 million.