Nicholas Asselta, a former New Jersey state legislator and a member of the state's Board of Public Utilities, has been named president of Aqua New Jersey, a water utility with 51,000 accounts in 22 municipalities.
Asselta will replace William B. Davis, who was promoted last year to vice president of corporate development for the parent company, Aqua America, Inc., of Bryn Mawr. Aqua New Jersey is based in Hamilton, N.J.
Asselta, 61, worked for Times Graphic Inc., before was elected to the Vineland Board of Education in 1993. He became a Republican assemblyman in 1995, a state senator in 2003 and was appointed to the utility regulatory commission in 2008. - Andrew Maykuth