Noland Named Interim CEO/GM

Mick Noland, PWC Chief Operations Officer for Water Resources, has been named interim CEO/General Manager, effective September 3, 2022.   He is replacing Elaina Ball, who announced she was stepping down on Aug. 26, 2022, to assume a position in her home state of Texas. 

Noland has overseen PWC’s Water Resources Division since 1993.  The water division emphasizes operating efficiency, environmental compliance, facility expansion, and planning for the future growth of the Cumberland County area.

Noland has over 40 years of experience in the water industry.  Prior to joining PWC in 1993, he worked as the Fayetteville Regional Supervisor of the North Carolina Division of Environmental Management office.  There his duties involved application and enforcement of air, surface water, and groundwater pollution regulations in an 11-county area.

A native of Waynesville, N.C., Noland received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1976.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and a Certified Public Manager.  He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, Greater Fayetteville Chamber, Cape Fear River Assembly, and serves on the N.C. League of Municipalities Regulatory Action Committee and Water Resources Subcommittee as well as various other local and state level committees.  He serves on the Jack Britt High School Integrated Systems Technology Academy and the Better Health of Cumberland County Board of Directors.

PWC Leadership History
Position  Term (Years) 
Elaina Ball CEO/Manager 2021-2022 (2)

David Trego
2015-2020 (5)

Steven K. Blanchard CEO/Manager 1994-2014 (20)

Timothy Wood Manager 1984-1994 (10)

Ray A. Muench, Jr. Manager 1959-1984 (25)

J. Gore Manager 1950-1959 (9)

James C. Hall Superintendent 1948-1950 (2)

L. Weathers Superintendent 1921-1947 (26)

W.T. Jones Superintendent 1905-1921 (16)