Oceano selects new manager
June 24, 2011
The Oceano Community Services District board has appointed a new interim general manager by a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
Thomas Geaslen, president of Titan Lending Corp. in Nipomo, replaces ousted General Manager Raffaele Montemurro.
Geaslen says he is coming on board with more than 30 years of business management experience. In his application which included a detailed action plan, Geaslen proposed a six-month to one year commitment to help “put the operation back on track.”
“The primary goal will be to restore the efficiency, solvency, and public trust of the OCSD. Then, assist you in finding a capable permanent GM replacement,” Geaslen said in his cover letter to the board.
Geaslen was San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Paul Teixeira’s campaign manager. His wife, Debbie Geaslen, serves as Teixeira’s legislative assistant.
Geaslen was selected from a group of five finalists including David Kulinski, director of fiscal services for the Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center; Malcolm McEwen, civil engineer with Garing Taylor & Associates; Richard Koon, general manager of San Miguelito Mutual Water Co.; and John Hollenbeck, manager of the Nacimiento Water Project.