The symposium program committee is pleased to announce that Tom DeLaura, chair of the WEF Automation and Info Tech Committee will be a guest speaker at this year’s 2012 WWAC symposium. DeLaura will present guest lecture entitled “Automation Technology Trends in the Wastewater Sector” as part of the symposium’s technical program. See the full program.
Tom is an active member both AWWA and WEF, currently Chair of the WEF Automation & Information Technology Committee, serves on several other national and section level AWWA/WEF committees, and is a trustee for the Michigan Section of the AWWA. He has extensive experience with water utilities, and has worked in all facets of automation associated with water/wastewater systems, from out in the plant all the way up to the boardroom. He has written and presented on numerous topics of interest to the water and wastewater industry, been involved in research projects for WRF and WERF, and has received several awards from the industry for his dedication and service.
Tom has more than 38 years of experience with innovative management practices focused on how technical issues must combine with business practices for success. His experience is related to the management, engineering, implementation, operation, and maintenance of utility businesses as integrated enterprises. His background includes creating strategic technology plans, conducting research, and developing wide-ranging programs of interrelated technical projects. In addition to his consulting engineering experience, he served a decade as an end user and manager of information and process control computer systems with a major municipality.