SWPA 2017 Annual Meeting

There’s no better place to learn about the state of the submersible wastewater pump industry today and what’s on the horizon for tomorrow than at SWPA’s 2017 Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is a focal point of the industry’s communications network. The association provides a forum for pooling of skills and know-how of member companies, and facilitates the exchange of information on problems and issues of common concern. The Annual Meeting presents SWPA members with numerous groups involved in the selection, installation, and use of industry products—professionals including engineers, specifiers, users, standards officials, and code authorities.

Featured Speaker:
Vanessa Leiby
President of the Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association

Vanessa Leiby has more than thirty years of experience in the water and wastewater industry and has extensive experience in association management, having served as executive director of the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) from 1991 to 2003. Currently, she is a principal for the Cadmus Group, where she provides support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water on a wide range of projects related to water and energy efficiency, source water protection, and regulation development and implementation.
Prior to her positions at the Cadmus Group and ASDWA, Leiby worked from 1989 to 1991 as an environmental scientist at Wade Miller Associates and from 1987 to 1989 as an air-water quality scientist for the Ohio EPA state drinking water program. She holds a bachelor of science in zoology, with a concentration in aquatic ecology, and a master of science in zoology, with a concentration in aquatic toxicology, from Ohio State University.

Featured Speaker:

Tom Decker
Industry expert and former vice president Brown & Caldwell

With a background in executive management with global private sector engineering and construction companies, Tom Decker has led national marketing and business development functions, regional business unit operations, and has been a project and a program manager. Also, Decker has extensive not-for-profit leadership experience having been the president of four organizations and serving as a member of the board of directors for several others. He has provided visionary direction with emphasis on instilling innovative strategies, creating and implementing change, enhancing staff development, building a powerful brand and image, achieving solid financial performance, and attaining significant business expansion and growth.

Now in its third decade of service, SWPA has become the recognized spokesperson for the submersible pump segment of wastewater industry and looks proudly upon its long legacy of service. SWPA’s dedicated members and staff have worked diligently, particularly in recent years, to position the association as the premier resource for technical information on submersible sewage lift station systems in North America. The technical information created and distributed by SWPA is developed by knowledgeable specialists from the industry’s leading manufacturers of submersible pumps and component parts and accessories. This information is based on a systems approach for municipal and industrial applications and is designed to meet the needs of those who are responsible for designing, installing, and operating lift stations using solids-handling pump systems. ◆

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