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George W.S. Abbey and Charles F. Bolden Jr. Join American PureTex Water Corporation

Press Release From: American PureTex Water Corporation
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2003

George W.S. Abbey has been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American PureTex Water Corporation and PureTex Water Works. He replaces George Ingram III. Abbey recently retired from NASA after a highly decorated aerospace career and serving as Director of the Johnson Space Center. "George helped to shape some of NASA's most difficult programs and missions as a true innovator and pioneer. Through out his imminent career, George distinguished both himself and the agency. He leaves behind a legacy of excellence and dedication that the hard working people of NASA will follow for years to come", said NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe.

In addition, to Abbey being named as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Charles F. Bolden Jr. has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of American Puretex Water Corporation and PureTex Water Works. Bolden retired as a Major General from the United States Marine Corps on January 1, 2003. He most recently served as the Commanding General of the Third Marine Aircraft Wing. Bolden also served as as an Astronaut flying four missions in space, and flew more than one hundred (100) combat missions in North and South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland and has logged more than seven thousand (7,000) hours of flying time.

"Both Charlie and I are excited about our new positions. Water is a critical resource and being able to contribute to the effective management of this essential resource and to help provide water to the community is a rewarding and worthwhile endeavor. Charlie and I view this as a challenge and an opportunity to continue our public service in the private sector", said Abbey.

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