Expert Qualifications

This expert has 40+ years of experience in drinking water supply, treatment and distribution systems. From 1994 to 2013, he served as the director of one of the largest drinking water utilities in Virginia, supplying water to 400,000 residents. A civil and environmental engineer by training, he has maintained a particular focus on water treatment facilities, water supply systems, water distribution technologies, and water utility operations over the course of his career. He has directed raw water source selection studies, water distribution system analyses, water quality studies, rate studies, corrosion control investigations, treatment plant rehabilitation projects, and construction supervision of water treatment plants, pipelines, and other water supply projects. He was named Chairman of an EPA council for drinking water, and has testified before Congress on three occasions on water quality and chemical security issues.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: VA
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina
  • Post Graduate, Water Utility Executive Management Institute, American Water Works Association
  • Post Graduate, Senior Executive Institute - Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, University of Virginia
  • Licensed, Professional Engineer
  • Member and former Chair, National Drinking Water Advisory Council - Environmental Protection Agency
  • Former President, Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, American Water Works Association
  • Published, dozens of scholarly articles
  • Former, Civil Engineer - Water and Sewer Engineering Department, City of Durham, North Carolina
  • Former, Principal Engineer, James M Montgomery Consulting Engineers
  • Former, Water Production Manager, City of Newport News Public Utilities
  • Former, Director of Waterworks, City of Newport News
  • Former, Senior Technical Consultant, CDM Smith
  • Current, Independent Water Utilities Consultant

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