A facilities director has been named for an upcoming assisted-living facility in Keene.

Andrew Kropff was appointed to the post at Hillside Village by the board of trustees of The Prospect-Woodward Home, according to a news release from the organization. Under construction on Wyman Road in Keene, the nonprofit life plan community is slated to open at the start of 2019, the release notes.

As director of facilities services, Kropff will oversee Hillside Village’s maintenance, security and housekeeping departments and is monitoring the site’s construction.

He joins Hillside Village after a stint as district manager for Amerigas in southeast Alaska and has experience in other care facilities, including as a hospital manager at Wasilla Veterinary Clinic in Wasilla, Alaska; business manager for two Veterans Administration facilities; and director of facilities at Birch Bay Retirement Village in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Kropff holds an associate degree in allied health science from the College of the Air Force and holds U.S. Air Force certifications as an EMT and surgeons assistant and in leadership and management. He is also certified as a building, water system and propane system operator.