Our Personnel

The goal of the Auburn Water District is to provide our customers with the best drinking water possible and to provide service on a 24 hour, 365 day a year basis to over 10,000 customers. Our personnel consists of the following Professionals:

Kenneth R. Smith, Superintendent came to the Auburn Water District in 2004 with thirty years of civil engineering and water utility experience since graduating from Lowell Technological Institute in 1975. Mr. Smith is a Sutton resident and is married with three adult children. He holds a certification as a Grade 2 Treatment Operator as well as a certificate as a Backflow Flow Inspector and Cross Connection Surveyor.

Bernard LaBranche Jr., Treatment Plant Operator is a resident of Dudley and a graduate of Bay Path High School. Mr. LaBranche has been employed by the Auburn Water District since 1998 and holds Grade 2 Distribution Certification and a Back flow Inspectors Certificate. Mr. LaBranche is an avid sportsman. His duties with the Auburn Water District include treatment operator as well as outside service and repair.

Scott Callahan, Operations Manager / Cross Connection Coordinator. Mr. Callahan manages the department's team of field technicians who conduct daily operations, maintenance and repair of the water distribution system. Department operations also include emergency and routine service calls, backflow and cross-connection compliance. Mr. Callahan has been employed by the Auburn Water District since 1994 and is a certified Back Flow Inspector, Grade 2 Treatment Operator and Grade 3 Distribution Foreman. Mr. Callahan is a graduate of Keefe Tech in Framingham, MA.

Paula Gadbois, Office Manager was born and raised in Worcester and is an Auburn resident since 1966. Ms. Gadbois is married and has two sons, and one grandson. She has been in public sector for twenty two years. Ms. Gadbois joined the Auburn Water District in February of 1999. Her office duties include accounts receivable, accounts payable and customer service.

Diane Worthington, Office Support clerk was born and raised in Leicester. Diane is a resident of East Brookfield for many years and joined the Auburn Water District staff in July of 2003. Diane previously worked at Country Bank in Leicester for 8 1/2 years as a bank teller. Diane has a son and daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter.

Gil Nobert IV, Outside Service is an Oxford resident and an Auburn High School Graduate and prior member of the Auburn Hockey Team. Mr. Nobert has been employed by the Auburn Water District since 1999. His responsibilities include outside service and repairs, meter reading, and handling of the parts room.

Peter Trainor, Outside Labor was born and raised in Worcester. He is married with 2 children. Peter currently resides in Auburn and has been an Auburn Water District employee since July of 2000. Peter attended the University of Connecticut and St. Peter Marion High School and is very active in youth hockey.




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