Edward J. Haller has been appointed as the new North Royalton Wastewater Superintendent. He is replacing Mark A. Smith, who recently retired. Smith had held the position since December 17, 2018.
Haller began his tenure on April 1, 2024, after an ordinance was unanimously adopted, introduced by Mayor Antoskiewicz, that confirmed the Mayor’s appointment of Haller to the position, at the March 20 City Council meeting.
Haller served the City of Warren, Ohio as Director of Water Pollution Control since December, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Plant Superintendent at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District from February, 1996 to November, 2014. During that time, he oversaw planned renovation of every WPC treatment plant process and pump stations, completed plant and pump station renovations and coordinated, and initiated various systems. He also served as a Shift Manager there from February, 1990 to February, 1996. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University. He also holds an Ohio EPA Class IV Operator Certification in Wastewater Treatment Operation. He developed and taught a course on Wastewater Certification Technical Training. He has published the book and workbook, “Simplified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations.”
Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz said, “I feel very lucky that we can find someone with his experience and expertise. I think he will make the transition very easily.”

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