The 2012 WWAC symposium committee is pleased to announce that the program committee chair for this year’s symposium is Joe Provenzano. Joe was one of the original organizers of the first WWAC symposium back in 2003 – he brings a wealth of experience to the symposium team and we are looking forward to working with him. Below is a brief bio for those of you who have not met Joe before.
Program Chair – 2012 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
Since the start of his career in 1957, Joe has been involved in the automation, instrumentation and control sector for over 50 years. He has worked from companies large and small, and been involved in positions ranging from hands-on technical roles to being part of executive management teams.
He has been an active ISA member for over 20 years, holding positions throughout the organization that include officer-level roles at the section, district, division, and society levels as well as being involved with standards committee work. He was also one of the key organizers of the first ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium which took place in 2003, and has been heavily involved with the symposium ever since.
Joe began his career in 1957 when he graduated with an Electrical Technology Associates Degree from Brooklyn Community College located New York City. His first job out of school was with Sperry Gyroscope where he started as an electronics test technician. He moved up through the ranks and was soon managing one of their electronics groups. While working at Sperry he completed courses at Adelphi University and graduated June 1965 with a degree in Applied Physics. In October of 1965 Joe got married.
Towards the end of 1965, Joe joined ITT WorldComm in their downtown New York City office for a 7-month project where he designed ship-to-shore electronics. After that project was complete, he took a permanent position in with Data Master Inc. a division of the Bristol Company in their Long Island NY facility.
In 1966 he bought his first home in Long Island New York.
Joe went on to have a 29 year career with Bristol where he worked on a variety of projects. In 1983 Joe became VP of Systems Engineering. He was one of the key people involved in the development of the Bristol-Babcock RTU-3350, and RTU 3380. These RTU’s were then integrated into Bristol’s Network 3000 Distributed control System. (the RTU’s preceeded RTU-3330 that many of us are familiar with). During his time at Bristol, Joe was one of the key people who supervised many of the larger and complex system integration projects that the systems group undertook. While at Bristol, Joe also completed a Masters in Computer Science from the Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn New York in 1970.
In 1994, Joe left Bristol to take position of General Manager with Aaron Associates, a Connecticut-based System Integration firm. As part of AA, he helped build the company form a small firm to one with over $4million/year in revenue.
In 2009, Joe left Aaron Associates and joined Process and Energy Measurement Corp. that same year. As part of PEMO, Joe moved into the role of Environmental Specialist working at the plant level in Connecticut.
Joe has recently has embarked on a new venture with a woman-owned firm called KPRO Engineering Services LLC. The company will provide Instrumentation, and Engineering services to Contractors serving the Water and Wastewater Industry.