The Greer Commission of Public Works announced Michael Richard as the next general manager to lead the company, replacing Jeff Tuttle, who left in November. Richard will finish out his obligation with his current employer before starting at Greer CPW on March 6.

“Mike’s educational background plus his significant management experience proved to be a strong combination as we narrowed the field of national candidates. We know Mike is a great fit with Greer’s four utility system and the Commission welcomes the Richard family to the Greer community,” said Perry J. Williams, CPW chairman, in the release.

“My wife Cindi has family in the Wilmington, N.C. area and we’ve always loved the Carolinas. We are excited to be closer to family and continue the great foundation already set in Greer,” said Richard, in the release.