Biography – Public/Press Release
Ramesh Kashinkunti is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists with over 25 years of engineering, research, regulatory, and management experience in the Water and Wastewater sector. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Class IV Operator in the State of Ohio.
Mr. Kashinkunti holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering along with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University. In addition, he also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Thomas More College in Kentucky.
Over the last 21 years, he has been an employee of Greater Cincinnati Water Works serving in various management and engineering capacities. His experience with GCWW includes compliance monitoring with OEPA rules, process engineering, corrosion control, capital planning, and various applied research projects. Of significance include commissioning of a 240-MGD (million gallons per day) state of the art UV (ultraviolet) disinfection treatment. As co-project manager, the project was successfully executed and implemented at a cost of $30-million. Over the last couple of years, he’s been involved with procurement, water rate studies, finance and affordability. He has published and presented several technical papers in trade journals and proceedings.
Prior to joining GCWW in 1996, he worked as an Associate Sanitary Engineer with the California State Drinking Water Program. Mr. Kashinkunti officially assumed OEPA Operator of Record, and Chief Engineering duties for the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District on October 2, 2017.