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IWC Executive Committee

Wayne Bernahl
W. Bernahl Enterprises Ltd.

Debbie Bloom

Kenneth Dunn

Michael Gottlieb

James (Jay) Harwood
SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Tom Lawry
McKim & Creed

Colleen M. Layman, P.E.

John Lucey, Jr., P.E.
McKim & Creed

Dennis McBride
Burns & McDonnell

Paul Pigeon, P.E.
Golder Associates, Inc.

Scott Quinlan
GAI Consultants, Inc.

Michael B. Ryder, P.E.
Hatch Chester

Patricia Scroggin
Burns & McDonnell, Conference Chair

Jonathan Shimko
TetraTech, Inc.

Michael J. Soller, P.E., CPC
Bowen Engineering

Jim Summerfield
Dow Water Process Solutions

Bill Willersdorf
Veolia Water Technologies

Bradley D. Wolf, P.E.
Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Emeritus Member

Kumar Sinha, P.E.
Bechtel Power


Advisory Council

Since 1940 the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has sponsored the IWC.  The event is also supported by over 50 member companies who participate as members of the IWC Advisory Council. The companies represent the leading water treatment service companies, OEMs engineering firms, consultants and chemical suppliers in the industry.

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Air Liquide America

Brad Crocker

World leader in gases, technologies, services and research for heavy industry and health care. Present in 80 countries, employees 68,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Air Liquide’s core business is in oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and arson.

AMBI-Design, Inc.

Shan Sundaram, P.E.

AMBI-Design, Inc. designs, engineers and builds custom designed large water treatment, chemical purification/recovery and wastewater treatment in systems retrofits, problem solving, performance enhancement and fabrication internal distributors CPVC, SST, Alloy 20, Hastelloy C-276 / C-22 construction, complete with polypropylene as well as wedgewire screen.

Aquatech International Corporation

Patrick Randall

Let Aquatech be your single source for all of your water treatment needs. For over two decades, Aquatech has provided industry worldwide with proven water and wastewater treatment systems. We are committed to maintaining technical leadership in: Raw Water Treatment, Ion Exchange, Membrane Systems, Wastewater Recycle/Reuse, Industrial Concentration, Zero Liquid Discharge, Desalination. As a licensee of the patented HERO™ (High Efficiency Reverse Osmosis) Technology, we can offer economically competitive solutions for stringent environmental Zero Liquid Discharge constraints.

Athlon Solutions

Charles Kuhfeldt

Athlon Solutions provides industrial water, process and finished fuel additive chemicals and engineering services to the Refining, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Power industries. Our 50 year history in industrial water, process and finished fuel treatment offers an experienced engineering based approach to address our customer’s unique challenges. Athlon Solutions provides our customers operational confidence by safely delivering high-quality local services, corporate technical support, R&D innovation, supply and delivery efficiencies and effective communication.

Avista Technologies

Mike Graver

Avista Technologies provides specialty chemicals for membrane separation systems including reverse osmosis (RO), microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF). Products include NSF certified RoQuest coagulants and Vitec antiscalants, membrane cleaners and EPA Registered RoCide biocides. Avista also provides off-site cleaning and laboratory services including: membrane autopsies, cleaning studies, foulant analyses, and coagulant and antiscalant recommendations from site-specific water samples.

Baker Hughes, a GE company

Sidney Dunn

Baker Hughes is a $25B USO company that serves the worldwide oil and natural gas industry with reservoir consulting and products and services for drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production. Our expertise and technology is utilized successfully in unconventional hydrocarbon recovery such as coal bed methane, shale gas and gas storage, together with projects aimed at carbon reduction, such as carbon dioxide sequestration and geothermal wells.

Baker Hughes Downstream Chemicals provides Baker Petrolite chemical programs and services that address a wide range of processing, water management and finished product quality challenges in hydrocarbon processing facilities, fuel terminals and pipelines.

Key chemical program offerings for hydrocarbon processors include process treatments, plus programs for cooling water systems, boilers, and wastewater treatment. Our specialty fuel additives can also increase the value of crude oils and finished fuels, and reduce operating and maintenance problems caused by sulfur and metals contamination of heavy fuels burned in facility boilers, process heaters and gas turbines.

Bechtel Corporation

Michele Funk

Founded in 1898, Bechtel is one of the world’s premier engineering, construction, and project management companies. Our 40,000 employees are teamed with customers, partners, and suppliers on a wide range of projects in nearly 46 countries.

Bechtel has completed more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries, including Hoover Dam, the Channel Tunnel, Hong Kong International Airport, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, the reconstruction of Kuwait’s oil fields after the Gulf War, Jubail industrial city, and the Alma aluminum smelter.

Black & Veatch

Mike Preston

Black & Veatch Corporation is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company with the mission of Building a World of Difference®. By advancing the frontiers of knowledge, we provide our clients with reliable solutions to their most complex challenges, thereby helping improve and sustain the quality of life around the world.

Bowen Engineering Corporation

Mike Soller

Bowen is a self-performing general contractor who delivers owners strong EPC and self-perform construction services including site, civil, structural, boilermaker and mechanical construction. With 47 years serving the Water/Wastewater and Energy/ Industrial Markets, Bowen is your nationwide Industrial Water, CSO, ELG, MATS, and CCR construction expert. Bowen has constructed over 1,000 treatment facilities, and has strong phys-chem, biological, evaporator experience. We are your most Resourceful, and Responsive construction firm bringing you the best Results.

Burns & McDonnell

Andrew Erickson

Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a full-service engineering, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm.

The company’s multi-disciplined staff of more than 3,000 includes engineers, architects, contractors, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities all over the world with one mission in mind — to make our clients successful.

CGC, Inc.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham Consulting Inc. is an accomplished “Subject Matter Expert” in Oil and Water Separation, specializing in SAGD and CSS. With 30+ yrs. industry experience the results of our optimizing have maximized production, significantly reduced operating costs and drove sustained continuous improvement. We are recognized for our ability to assess and troubleshoot mechanical separation equipment, chemical programs and implement Operational Best Practices.  Our unique combination of talent is supported by strengths in plant operations, chemical technical sales, design engineering reviews and extensive commissioning and start-up experiences. Our goal is to provide optimal performance of equipment and chemical programs in meeting the specifications for custody transfer of both oil to pipeline and de-oiled water to boiler feed water pre-treatment.


Tom Higgins

Our services range from master planning to engineering, program management, construction, design/build and other alternative delivery methods, and operations and maintenance. Full-service delivery capability means we implement solutions that last, and that make sense for the communities where we live and work.

ChemTreat, Inc.

Raymond Post, P.E.

ChemTreat is one of the largest and fastest growing industrial water treatment companies in North and South America. Since 1968 our entrepreneurial spirit and emphasis on hiring the very best field engineers have driven our success as we continue to find new ways to demonstrate value for our customers. Our industrial water management programs include boiler, cooling tower, influent, and wastewater treatment.

ChemTreat operates as a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, one of the best performing Fortune 500 companies. Our proprietary solutions allow our customers to reduce water, chemical, and energy costs, extend asset life, improve process operations, and reduce downtime. We have expertise in a variety of industries, including automotive, beverage, chemical, food, fuel processing, metals, mining, power, pulp and paper, textile, and commercial-institutional. Our company has developed a robust product portfolio for the prevention of corrosion, scale and biofouling in critical heat transfer systems and advanced polymers for industrial wastewater.

Degremont North America – SUEZ Treatment Solutions 

William Tuck

Degremont Technologies (SUEZ Environment) company, Water & Power Technologies is the premier treatment solution for a world that demands high purity water. Whether through our Waterpro (Build Own Operate “water by the gallon” ) operations or by supplying equipment, services or custom engineered systems, we provide water treatment solutions specific to your industry and needs. Our state-of-the-art engineering tools, specifically 3-D solids modeling, provide us with the power to maximize use of space and interfaces to assure efficient integration into your plant or facility. We invite you to take a look at how we safely and efficiently meet the important water treatment quality your facility demands.


Ivan Morales

Devon Canada Corporation is the Canadian operating division of Oklahoma-based Devon Energy Corporation, an independent energy company. Devon’s Canadian head office is in Calgary, Alberta with exploration and development activities focused on world-class heavy oil properties in northeastern Alberta. Canadian production, almost evenly split between liquids and natural gas, comes from cold-flow and heavy oil in addition to conventional and shale gas resources. The company’s portfolio provides stable, environmentally responsible production and a strong platform for future growth.

Duke Energy Corporation

William Kennedy

Eco-Tec, Inc.

Michael Dejak

Eco-Tec develops, designs and manufactures innovative water treatment systems particularly adapted to boiler feed, condensate polishing and produced water treatment. Featured products are Spectrum Micro Media filtration and Recoflo®/RecoPur® short, packed-bed ion exchangers.

Epicor Incorporated

Phil D’Angelo

Manufacturer of powdered resins and resin-fiber mixtures, specially-formulated, custom-blended bead resin. OEM distributor for Rohm & Haas, Dow and Sybron. Epicor also furnishes condensate polishing equipment.


Jeffrey Preece

Evoqua Water Technologies

Walter Kozlowski

Evoqua Water Technologies is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, solutions and services for industrial and municipal customers. We deliver reliable treatment equipment, solutions and services to add value for customers, enable environmental compliance and uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, and reduce energy use.

Fluor Enterprises

Joseph Guida

Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s largest publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services companies. Over the past century, Fluor, through its operating subsidiaries, has become a trusted global leader by providing exceptional services and technical knowledge. Industries served by Fluor include energy, chemicals, industrial, power, government and infrastructure.

Fort Bend Services, Inc.

James Dromgoole

Fort Bend Services, Inc. is a Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Specialist Company. Supplier of water treatment chemicals, chemical feed and chemical control systems, and waste water treatment programs. Fort Bend Services, Inc. also offers consulting and analytical services with 24 hour laboratory turnaround.

French Creek Software

Robert Ferguson

French Creek develops and markets scale and corrosion software tools for water treatment professionals. Standard packages include industry standard WaterCycle® for cooling, hyd-RO-dose™ for membrane systems, WatSim™ for potable, MineSAT™ for mining and waste water, DownHole SAT for oil field. Private label available. Windows DLLs and UNIX libraries available for controllers, web apps, and in-house applications.

GAI Consultants, Inc.

Bill Moore

From its beginnings as a highly specialized geotechnical and structural engineering services firm, GAI Consultants has evolved into a 750-person, employee-owned, multidiscipline engineering and environmental consulting firm, serving our clients worldwide in the energy, transportation, real estate, water, municipal, government, institutional, and industrial markets from offices throughout the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeastern United States. With an award-winning and respected professional reputation in multiple engineering, environmental and technical practice areas, GAI distinguishes itself by our solid reputation of providing excellent customer service along with innovative yet practical solutions.

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions

Lanny Weimer

With operations in 130 countries and employing nearly 8000 worldwide, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies brings together experienced professionals and advanced technologies to solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality, increased productivity and cost reduction, and environmental regulations.

Golder Associates, Inc.

Paul Pigeon, P.E.

Golder Associates is an employee-owned, global group of companies specializing in ground engineering and environmental services. From offices worldwide, our employees work with clients who want to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable and socially responsible manner.

Graver Water Systems, LLC

John Yen

Graver Water Systems, Inc. designs and manufacturers water and wastewater treatment equipment and systems. Graver’s engineers are knowledgeable in pretreatment, degasification, hot lime softening, boiler make-up, condensate polishing, wastewater treatment, cooling water treatment, and oil/water separation for industrial plants and electric utilities on a global basis.


Jerry Penland

Hatch is a leading engineering services firm that provides water and wastewater engineering solutions to public and industrial clients across the United States and internationally. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since 1910, has offices in strategic US markets and affiliates worldwide. Our talented staff of engineers, scientists, and other professionals provides superior service in their fields of expertise.


Jim Beninati

Consistently ranked among the nation’s Top 10 Water Design firms, our professionals combine the latest technical innovations with practical solutions. Our water consulting services are comprehensive and range from source water development, system master planning and regulatory compliance services to infrastructure design, management and sustainable operation.

Our practice is built on a foundation of dedicated, talented and service-oriented professionals driven to help you identify your best course of action and implement sustainable, cost-effective solutions.


Tony Fuhrman

Hydranautics’ mission is to be the recognized world leader in the membrane separation industry through innovative technology. We will offer a spectrum of membrane products and services which achieve the highest quality in the industry. We will employ ethical principles in our business relationships and act as a good corporate citizen in our communities. We will fairly reward our employees according to their contributions, and provide a satisfying work environment.

Johnson March Systems

John Sands

Johnson March Systems is a Pennsylvania corporation in business for the past 70 years. With its original focus on industrial applications of Chem-JetTM dust suppression systems, the company has grown to be a worldwide leader in chemical feed dosing packages, sampling analysis panels, and chlorination systems.

Kalluri Group, Inc.

Ramesh Kalluri

Kalluri Goup, Inc. (KGI) specializes in the design of the water and wastewater systems for petroleum refineries, chemical plants, industrial plants and municipalities. KGI clients include Chevron USA, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Shell, Motiva, Basell, Sunoco, Premcor Refining, Frontier Refining, Anheuser Busch, Hobas Pipe, City of Houston, City of Austin and many other large engineering companies such as KBR, Black & Veatch, CH2M Hill, CDM, Worley Parsons, SNC Lavalin GDS and ENGlobal.
KGI recently completed a $35 million wastewater treatment plant in a record time of 4 ½ months from concept through start-up for a fire-damaged refinery in Texas. The major equipment included Oil/Water Separators, DNF, Bio-Treatment, Filtration and Sludge Handling Facilities.

LANXESS Sybron Chemicals, Inc.

Ed Nace

LANXESS Sybron Chemicals Inc offers the most technically advanced ion exchange resins today. We have over 60 years of experience in ion exchange, developing essential products, processes and application technology. We offer a full range of products that cover water treatment, the food industry, catalysis/chemical processes and many other specialty markets. The products are sold world-wide under the brand name Lewatit and Ionac.

McKim and Creed

John Van Gehuchten

Microdyn-Nadir US, Inc.

Lyndsey Wiles

TriSep Corporation is a specialty membrane supplier focused on delivering customized products to solve unmet customer needs. TriSep manufactures spiral wound membrane elements, flat sheet membranes, and support chemicals, and offers a wide variety of reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration, and microfiltration membranes to meet a wide range of water purification and process application requirements.

MPW Industrial Services

Max Swoboda

MPW is the leading service provider of integrated technology-based Industrial Cleaning, Facility Management, Water Purification and Container Management in North America. MPW partners with customers to enhance operational efficiencies, improve reliability and minimize costs. Qualified, highly trained personnel respond to your needs, delivering services with the highest ethical standards and commitment to safety. Since 1972, MPW has been providing rapid response, making MPW a pioneer in quality and service.

Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company

Jane Kucera

With 2011 pro forma sales of $11 billion and more than 40,000 employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Nalco, an Ecolab company, specializes in industrial water, energy and air applications, helping customers reduce natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimize environmental releases and improve productivity. We deliver comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit

North America Dow Water and Process Solution

Donna DeFlavis

The global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, Dow Water & Process Solutions is making a clear impact in the world. We’re helping to make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient and spearheading the development of sustainable technologies that integrate water and energy requirements. Dow Water & Process Solutions offers a broad portfolio of ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membranes, ultrafiltration membranes and electrodeionization products, with strong positions in a number of major application areas, including industrial and municipal water, industrial processes, pharmaceuticals, power, residential water and waste and water reuse. . More information about Dow Water & Process Solutions can be found at

Puckorius & Associates, Inc.

Paul Puckorius


Purolite Corporation

Donald Downey

Purolite is more than a resin company. It’s a solutions company. Purolite has evolved over the past 31 years from a small domestic importer of ion exchange resins to the premier manufacturer and innovation leader in the world. As time and technology have changed, so has Purolite. Our dedication to research and innovation is paving the way for new opportunities and endless applications. In recognition of this evolution, our brand identity now reflects the company we have become and our vision for the future.

ResinTech, Inc.

Peter Meyers

ResinTech is a manufacturer and supplier of ion exchange resins, activated carbon and Aries cartridges. This year ResinTech is showcasing their ULTRA line of pre-regenerated and mixed bed resins, including ResinTech MBD-ULTRA, the highest purity effluent mixed bed resin available. ResinTech MBD-ULTRA is the product of choice for use in semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and ultrapure applications that demand low TOC, high resistivity water.


Les Merrill

THE RETEGO system for measuring critical water parameters is our leading edge technology centered on more than 20 years of scientific experience in the treatment and monitoring of industrial water and waste waters. Our tests are conducted on-site and deliver fast, accurate water monitoring within minutes without the need for specialized training or liquid reagent handling. All sample results are digitally processed, allowing electronic report distribution to anyone, anywhere a snap!

Samco Technologies

Richard Posa

Skid mounted integrated turn-key solutions for pure/ultra pure/waste water and process filtration-separation. Innovative minimum waste/high yield water management and recovery solutions for produced water, boiler feed, condensate polishing, brine concentration/crystallization and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). Exclusive licensee of Rohm & Haas Advanced Amberpack Deionization (ADI) technology.

Sargent & Lundy, LLC

Kristen Bell

Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, analysis, and project services for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide. With a large, highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to effectively execute the largest projects as well as highly specialized tasks.


Michael Bluemle

Solenis is a leading global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company operates 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of 3,500 professionals in 118 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit

Southern Research Institute

Kristen Jenkins

Southern Research provides on-site testing, analytical services, and contract R&D to help industries address environmental issues. On-site testing includes sampling and analysis of effluents for metals, organics, and other parameters affecting water quality. Contract R&D includes conducting pilot-scale tests to demonstrate technologies for water conservation, hybrid cooling technologies, moisture recovery, and advanced wastewater treatment.

Swan Analytical USA

Randy Turner

Tetra Tech, Inc.

Jonathan Shimko

Tetra Tech offers full-service, multidisciplinary, consulting and engineering services to government and commercial clients. Our integrated, turnkey approach and nationally recognized experts ensure successful industrial water treatment solutions from concept inception through start-up and commissioning of each treatment facility. With our in-house pilot demonstration capabilities, broad technology experience, and process optimization expertise, our team delivers the most effective options for treating industrial wastewater. Tetra Tech offers treatment expertise in mine water management, oil and gas, steam electric power generation, food and beverage, manufacturing, and iron and steel.  With 13,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.

Thermax, Inc.

Ajit Dighe

Thermax manufacturers different varieties of ion exchange resins for various applications in water treatment and specialty areas such as pharma, biotech, catalyst, sugar, metal recovery and more. Thermax resins are marketed under trade name Tulsion.

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

Max Brefeld

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese Automotive_industry manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. Toyota conducts auto manufacturing in 29 countries with employment of 350,000 worldwide. Toyota is the largest automobile manufacturer by production and is the 13th-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota has produced over 200-million vehicles and is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year.

 Turner Designs Hyrdrocarbon Instruments

Chip Westaby

Turner Designs Hydrocarbon Instruments, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the application of field portable, laboratory and on-line continuous process monitors for measuring hydrocarbons in water. We are in the exclusive business of making laboratory, field portable and on-line instruments based in UV fluorescence technology.

U.S. Water Services

Michael Reniak

US Water as one of the fastest growing companies in North America prides itself in solving the most challenging water, energy, and compliance projects in industry.  Using an integrated approach, we are able to combine chemical, equipment, engineering, and service, to customize our teams to meet customer needs.  Our skilled staff leverage their expertise, experience and knowledge along with the integrated portfolio to find – eliminate – the root cause of problems that impact reliability, efficiency, and profitability.  Our commitment, to be more than just a supplier of goods and services, rather become a supplier of solutions, the true business partner.  As we like to say in US Water “out with the old, in with the integrated”.

Veolia Water Technologies

Brad Biagini

A world leader in water and wastewater solutions, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies specializes in innovative technology, process design, construction and installation of turnkey systems. We offer integrated solutions to meet your economic and environmental needs.

  • Industrial water and wastewater treatment systems
  • Water and wastewater recycle/reuse
  • Zero Liquid Discharge Systems
  • Biological wastewater treatment
  • Evaporation and crystallization process systems

WesTech Engineering, Inc.

Jeff Easton

For raw water pretreatment, cooling water, water reuse, wastewater and potable water treatment, WesTech is your independent source for a full range of reliable industrial and municipal process treatment equipment designed, engineered and built for long lasting efficiency. For new plants, design build projects, retrofits, or entire plant flowsheets, WesTech offers the process, manufacturing and project experience required.

Wigen Water Technologies

Steve McSherry

Since its inception in 1965, Wigen Water Technologies has become a leading manufacturer of custom water treatment systems. We specialize in application-specific, cost-effective and reliable solutions for industrial, municipal and ultrapure clients. WWT purifies water for manufacturers making cutting edge medicines, brand name food and beverage producers feeding the world, power districts providing electricity, hospital and university laboratories requiring re-agent grade water and semi-conductor/nanoscience fab floors at the cutting edge of technology.

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering, Inc.

Brad Spindler

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering Inc. (WM) announces the formation of the Industrial Water Business Unit to provide turn-key engineered water solutions using innovative technology from design through maintenance and operations delivered at the client’s lowest Total Cost of Ownership. WM supplies custom engineered, modular clean water solutions from a single source to meet the increasing demand for clean water. The Industrial Water Business will be based in Green Bay, WI and focus on servicing water and wastewater customers in the United States, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia and utilize its extensive twenty-one (21) offices, 250 plus employee engineering resources.