Watertown Board of Education Approves Hire of New Facilities Manager

Gino Faiella

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Board of Education approved Gino Faiella as the next facilities manager on June 16.

Mr. Faiella has 24 years experience in facilities management. He is currently the operations site manager for IST Management Services, Inc., in Greenwich. 

Prior to this role, he served as the director of facility operations for Newtown Public Schools for 12 years. 

In that role, he directed a maintenance and facility staff of 58 covering seven schools and two auxiliary sites totaling approximately one million square feet.

Mr. Faiella was one of 18 applicants for the position.

“Throughout each round of interviews, Mr. Faiella demonstrated a deep understanding of facilities management, a strong work ethic and tremendous problem-solving skills. I am excited about him joining our team and look forward to bringing him on board to support the work of our custodial and maintenance staff,” said Dr. Rydell Harrison, superintendent of schools.

The Board of Education was impressed with Mr. Faiella’s professional experience.

“Our community has invested a great amount of time and resources into our schools. We are proud of our facilities and are excited to have someone with Mr. Faiella’s background in this role,” said Tom Lambert, Board of Education vice-chair and chair of the Facilities/PBC/Operations Committee.

Mr. Faiella will begin in his new role on July 13. He fills a position left empty upon the passing of Ray Ceniccola, who dedicated many years to Watertown Public Schools before his death in April.

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