Instructors

Our courses are taught by veteran operators that have a passion to pursue continuous skills development, receive training on the principles of adult learning, and have years of operational and teaching experience.

At WWOTC, we have defined these qualities as critical when onboarding an instructor:

  • Passion for teaching others
  • Ample first-hand experience in their field of instruction
  • A desire to continuously develop their teaching and classroom management skills

Meet our incredibly talented teachers, mentors, and coaches by clicking on any name or photo below:

 

Senior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection
Ken BlewettSenior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

Senior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 25
  • Water Distribution Management: 6
  • Wastewater Collection Operations: 25
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 6
  • Teaching: 6

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 4
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 4

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Innovative, Experienced, Practical, Hands-on, Patient, Realistic

Ken has worked in the industry for over 30 years, for both private contractors and in a municipality setting. With the Regional Municipality of Halton, Ken worked his way up through the ranks from Crewman (in 1980) to Sub-Foreman then to his last 9 years as Supervisor in Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection. During his tenure at Halton, Ken began to develop his instructional abilities by often "volunteering" to deliver training to operators that wished to upgrade and write their MOE exams. Anyone that volunteers to take on extra training responsibilities surely has demonstrated an above-average commitment and the desire to help others. Ken also served as an important member on the "Water Distribution Exam Review Committee" for the Ministry of Environment in 2002/2003. Entrusted to review the exams and "Need-to-Know" guidelines, the committee made several revisions to both to ensure they reflected the changing operational needs of Ontario's water and wastewater Industry.
In addition to being a well organized problem solver with positive personal attributes, his years of experience as an operator, supervisor and contractor and importantly, his experience instructing will all be an asset to World Water Operator Training Company’s already impressive instruction staff.

Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Operations Management
Grant BoutinTraining Specialist: Water Distribution & Operations Management

Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Operations Management

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 10
  • Water Distribution Management: 19
  • Wastewater Collection Operations: 10
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 19
  • Teaching: 19

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 3
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 3

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • AWWA Member: 20
  • OACETT Associate Member: 20
  • Ontario Municipal Management Institute: 13

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Professionalism, Throughness, Leadership

Grant Boutin has accumulated nearly 25 years of industry experience in water distribution and wastewater collection. The combination of this experience along with his enthusiasm and natural ability to facilitate training makes him a huge asset to our team and a welcomed addition. He is a progressive minded supervisor that believes in the value of good training and has previously developed and instructed effective courses for his own department in Fort Erie.

Senior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection
Michael Campbell, B.Comm.Senior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

Senior Training Specialist: Water Distribution & Wastewater Collection

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Ryerson University

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 14
  • Water Distribution Management: 11
  • Wastewater Collection: 1
  • Wastewater Treatment: 1
  • Teaching: 15

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 4

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Attentive, Detailed, Professional, Fun, Consistent, Knowledgeable

Michael started his distinguished career in operations back in 1987 as a Plant Operator Grade 2 and following few promotional moves along the way; he finished his tenure as a technical trainer with the City of Toronto public works until his recent retirement (2013).

He gained extensive operational experience and throughout the years and his "inquiring" personality and "need-to-know" disposition provided the perfect climate for his accumulation of significant subject matter expertise. Michael is one of those people that knows a lot about a lot of things and would be considered an expert at many of them. In addition to his degree from Ryerson, Michael has amassed a large collection of College diplomas in Information System Management; Telecommunications Management; Business Management as well as achieving a certificate from George Brown College for Instructing Adults.

Prior to joining our roster of training specialists, he has worked with Sheraton College (Ontario) to develop and deliver training programs on the operation and maintenance of water distribution systems and a program on wastewater collection systems. Having retired and focusing on teaching, he brings many good things to our team and we foresee many opportunities ahead.

Training Specialist: Water & Wastewater Treatment
Michael Del MonteTraining Specialist: Water & Wastewater Treatment

Post Secondary

  • Graduate of Bio-Chemical Technology 1977
  • Graduate of Computerized Accounting Program 1995
  • Graduate Of Business Admin Program 1996
  • Graduate of Mining Engineering Technician Program 1998

Years of Experience

  • Water Treatment Operations: 16
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations: 16

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Treatment: Level 3
  • Water Distribution: Level 3
  • Wastewater Treatment: Level 3
  • Wastewater Collection:: Level 3

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Diversely Skilled & Experienced, Versatile, Driven, a “Man of action”.

Michael Del Monte retired in the fall of 2016 as a Senior Operations Manager for the Northeastern Ontario hub with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). Serving in this capacity, Michael had a reputation as the “Go-To” guy when things needed to get done. A highly driven individual, he not only supervised but participated “hands-on” on a significant list of important projects. He is very much a “thinking outside the box” type Manager to find solutions and is very much an advocate of passing on his experience and knowledge to up and coming operators. This attitude in of itself is one of the most important attributes for a good instructor.

Because of Michael’s extensive work around Northern Ontario, his market intelligence with respect to the skills development needs and importantly, given his impressive network of regional contacts, Michael has been designated as WWOTC’s primary customer service agent in the region.

Training Specialist: Water Distribution and Supply
Tar FranzoiTraining Specialist: Water Distribution and Supply

Post Secondary:
Bachelor of Arts-Social Sciences/City Planning from University of Windsor - 1983

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 33
  • Water Distribution Management: 16

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution & Supply: Level 4

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Thoroughness; Significant Hands-on experience, professionalism

There are few better situations for a training company to be in than to find an operator with nearly 35 years of very valuable hands-on experience that wants to be a teacher. In the case of Tar, this is yet another example of a great find.

Tar started to work for the Windsor Utilities commission over 30 years ago as a labourer and quickly progressed to the Utility man classification where he performed all of the typical distribution system operator functions. During this phase, Tar was a member of Windsor’s famous tapping team, earning him a trip to Vancouver in 1992 for the National Championships. He subsequently advanced to the important position of “Troubleman” where his trouble shooting and problem solving skills were honed.
After 17 years in the trenches, Tar accepted an opportunity to move onto the management team where with his extensive experience, he was able to provide very valuable leadership and mentoring to his crew. Tar also spent time managing the water meter department and, he was responsible for the design of Windsor’s unidirectional flushing program, the “Pipe Patrol”. Tar’s first real taste of teaching came about as he first developed and then delivered the inaugural staff training program.

At a time when our industry is losing so many of its long serving, highly experienced operators, Finding those that are prepared and willing to share their depth of knowledge with students will go a long way to make a bad situation better.

Training Specialist: Laboratory Analysis
Norma Linkiewicz, CETTraining Specialist: Laboratory Analysis

Training Specialist: Laboratory Analysis

Post Secondary

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist Diploma, Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology, 1980 – 1983
  • Graduated as a medical laboratory technologist

Years of Experience

  • Laboratory Services Operations: 17
  • Laboratory Services Management: 10
  • Teaching: 10

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Passionate, Efficient, Encouraging, Enthusiastic, Happy, Receptive

Once again, we have an example of yet another industry individual that has demonstrated a commitment to the water/wastewater industry that is above and beyond the call of duty. In addition to the pursuit of excellence in her day to day lab activities at the Niagara Region, Norma has been extremely generous with her support and contributions to a variety of different industry associations. She is one of the first to volunteer at many of the conferences and is very actively involved with the “WEAO operations challenge” program as both a former chair and coordinator. While there are undoubtedly countless of individuals performing work duties similar to Norma, it is a very small group that actually demonstrate their commitment by stepping up to the plate to help others. This is yet another trait similar to that which is required of those that desire to teach.

Since Norma originally started in the lab field back in 1982, and upon earning her Medical Laboratory Technologist diploma, she has continuously sought out programs for extended education and as her list will demonstrate, she has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to develop her skills. Over the years she has been exposed to a very diverse range of experiences which in the aggregate, have made her a very valuable resource to both her employer and to the WWOTC. Her dedication, her enthusiasm and her depth of knowledge helps the WWOTC to stay in a leadership position when it comes to developing and/or delivering water and/or wastewater training programs.

Training Specialist: Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment & Operations Management
Mohammed N. Karim, M.Eng, P.EngTraining Specialist: Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment & Operations Management

Training Specialist: Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment & Operations Management

Post Secondary

  • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) Province of Ontario
  • B.Sc. Eng. (Civil), University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1968
  • M.Eng. (Environmental), McGill University, Montreal Quebec, Canada, 1979
  • M.Eng.(Hydraulics), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 1971

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 36
  • Water Distribution Management: 36
  • Water Treatment Operations: 36
  • Water Treatment Management: 36
  • Wastewater Collection Operations: 36
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 36
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations: 36
  • Wastewater Treatment Management: 36
  • Engineering – Municipal: 3
  • Teaching: 25

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 4
  • Water Treatment: Level 4
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 4
  • Wastewater Treatment: Level 4

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Committed, Focused, Enthusiastic, Good Listener, Achievement Driven, Successful

Mohammed is an accomplished water and wastewater Engineer with nearly 30 years of experience in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater plants and management. With first-hand experience in almost every different treatment or process variations imaginable, he brings tremendous insight of what and how things work into the classroom. The best instructors almost always have been subject matter expertise before they became teachers and this is again the case with Mohammed. In addition to his extensive "technical" experience, Mohammed has committed more than a decade to the training sector of the industry providing everything from coordination to management and strategic leadership, to racking up an impressive degree of classroom hours. In addition to his demonstrated knowledge, student find Mohammed a very competent and comfortable instructor where his calm yet methodical personal attributes come together for success. While we have been pleased to have worked with Mohammed over the years as industry colleagues, we are now in a much better place with him becoming part of our team.

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment
Zobia Jawed, B.Sc., M.Eng, PhDTraining Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Science degree (Honours), McMaster University
  • Masters of Environmental Engineering & Graduate certificate in water and wastewater treatment, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., McMaster University

Years of Experience

  • Water Treatment Operations: 5
  • Water Treatment Management: 5
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations: 5
  • Wastewater Treatment Management: 5
  • Laboratory Services: 10
  • Teaching: 6

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • Ministry of the Environment and Climate Control: 2 years

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Confident, Cheerful, Dynamic, Organized, Knowledgeable, Passionate

Zobia has over 10 years of professional environmental experience working in various capacities at consulting, provincial government, academic, laboratory and hospital settings. More recently, she worked with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment as an Environmental Scientist.

Zobia is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and actively teaching advanced courses and labs in water/wastewater treatment, chemistry, environmental science, environmental regulations, and solid waste management. She is also a partner of a consulting firm, Enviro Consulting and Solutions, which provides professional services in the area of environmental science and engineering.

Zobia has demonstrated knowledge and understanding in laboratory methods as well as engineering theories, principles, and designs related to water and wastewater treatment. She has a Ph.D. at McMaster University where her research focuses on development of a decision-making support system to effectively manage contaminated sites.

Zobia's dynamic personality and understanding of what makes a good teacher will be a huge asset to her in our classes. She is energetic, well spoken and passionate about working with students. We are happy to have her on our team.

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Laboratory Analysis
Michael Lukich, B.Sc. HonoursTraining Specialist: Water Treatment & Laboratory Analysis

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Laboratory Analysis

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Chemistry Specialist, University of Toronto, 1979

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Management: 15
  • Water Treatment Operations: 10
  • Water Treatment Management: 10
  • Water Quality Analyst: 10
  • Laboratory Services Operations & Management: 25
  • Teaching: 6

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Quality Analyst

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • AWWA

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Experienced, Collaborative, Life-long Learner, Inspiring, Enthusiastic, Knowledgeable

Michael retired in 2016 after a long distinguished career with Toronto Water where he served as the Manager of the Toronto Water Laboratory, a group of municipal laboratories that provide analytical services meeting the diverse needs of Toronto Water.

Michael has had almost 32 years of laboratory experience, specializing in water treatment. He began in the public sector working for the former Metropolitan Toronto Department of Works. He worked his way up from the laboratory bench in various water treatment plants becoming a plant Chief Chemist. During this time a large part of his responsibility involved working with plant staff providing technical training for process analyses including both manual and on-line equipment. Quality Control of the finished product was another area he worked closely on with plant operations staff. Municipal amalgamation in 1998 would eventually lead to the formation of Toronto Water. Michael's responsibilities changed to include the running of the drinking water distribution sampling program for Toronto Water. In 2006 he was promoted to his current position as Manager. His laboratories are responsible for the analysis of samples from a variety of sources including drinking water, wastewater, industrial wastes, landfills as well as lakes and streams.

Michael's personal experiences in both the laboratory and in the plant make him uniquely qualified to deliver training to operators and water quality analysts. He continually attends conferences and seminars to remain current on drinking water treatment issues. He has presented at seminars and conferences on issues related to laboratories and drinking water regulations. One of his latest work-related initiatives was to closely examine lead levels in drinking water and upcoming changes to wastewater effluent regulations.

Training Specialist: Regulatory & Compliance
Gus Perkons. B.A.Training Specialist: Regulatory & Compliance

Training Specialist: Regulatory & Compliance

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Arts (Geography), Sir Wilfred Laurier, 1974

Years of Experience

  • Teaching: 30

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Wastewater Treatment: OIT

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • MOE: 30
  • OETC: 3

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Expert, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Listen, Adapt, Caring

Gus has almost 40 years environmental experience with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the private sector ranging from studying impacts of wastewater discharges to the natural environment, to studying unit processes in sewage treatment and drinking water facilities, to participating in the development policies and legislation for both municipal sewage and drinking water facilities. Gus has also served as the Manager of Ontario's Operator Certification Administrator's office implementing MOE's Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators Certification program. Gus also has over 20 years experience in providing training to both the public and private sector operators and inspectors, and has conducted over 100 workshops for the regulated community regarding drinking water and wastewater legislation. For the past 5 years, Gus has also been a part-time instructor at Fanshawe College dealing with water/wastewater operations and legislation since 2008.

Training Specialist: Utility Safety
Blair Russell, B.Comm.Training Specialist: Utility Safety

Training Specialist: Utility Safety

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Communications)
  • Business Diploma

Years of Experience

  • Teaching: 29

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Experienced, Enthusiastic, Creative, Topic-Focused/Oriented, Humor, Safety Knowledge/Focused

Blair has a significant level of business experience and a unique ability to develop personnel. This has been proven throughout his professional career, and through the success of his business. Blair has an extensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and regulations within the Province of Ontario. He has matched his ability to develop an individual's skills with his knowledge of health and safety; the result has been a highly effective training company. Russco Training Services develops and delivers health and safety courses which are designed to meet the needs of adult learners and effectively communicate the pertinent subject matter. Training programs are delivered to customers on-site, in municipal, industrial and commercial workplaces across Ontario. Training courses are typically designed to be delivered in a seminar format, where questions and learner participation is encouraged. Since 1996, Russco Training Service has worked with hundreds of organizations and trained thousands of workers, as well as being the primary & exclusive health and safety training organization for the WWOTC since 2001.

Senior Training Specialist: Wastewater Treatment & Collection
David Russell, B.A.E.Senior Training Specialist: Wastewater Treatment & Collection

Senior Training Specialist: Wastewater Treatment & Collection

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University, 1981

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 20
  • Water Distribution Management: 7
  • Water Treatment Operations: 20
  • Water Treatment Management: 7
  • Wastewater Collection Operations: 20
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 7
  • Wastewater Treatment Operations: 20
  • Wastewater Treatment Management: 7
  • Teaching: 23

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 1
  • Water Treatment: Level 1
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 1
  • Wastewater Treatment: Level 3

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • WEAO: 25
  • CWWA: 5
  • Association of Boards of Certification member

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Passionate, Motivated, Methodical, Enthusiastic, Helpful, Proficient

Dave has over 20 years experience in operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment systems throughout Southwestern Ontario. He has been involved in the upgrade and technology selection for a number of water and wastewater plants. He has developed training programs and has trained plant operators for the Ontario Clean Water Agency. Being one of our longest serving instructors, Dave is our primary consultant and course developer for all of our wastewater programs. He has also been a key resource in the recent addition of “wastewater plant simulator technology” applications into our courses.

Training Specialist: Water Distribution
Reg SmithTraining Specialist: Water Distribution

Training Specialist: Water Distribution

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 16
  • Water Distribution Management: 13
  • Wastewater Collection Operations: 16
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 13
  • Teaching: 4
  • Plumbing: 29

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 3
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 2
  • Certified Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Inspector / Tester
  • Certificate of Qualification Plumber
  • DWQMS Rep / Auditor

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Organized, Attentive, Straight Forward, Experienced, Knowledgeable, Practical

Reg is one of the newer members of our training team and we welcome his 13 years of dedication to the industry. Reg has accumulated an abundant amount of experience and knowledge through his certification and as he continues, he becomes even more of an asset. He comes to us with the managerial and hands on experience involving many aspects of any distribution system. Some of Reg’s diverse background includes water main installation / repair, valve/hydrant maintenance, water meter installation, locating, and liaison with customers, other service areas, government agents and contractors within his current position.

Reg continues his employment for a municipal system authority, providing coaching and development support and provides WWOTC/OWC taking on occasional training assignments as he is available. Given the combination of his acquired knowledge and hands-on expertise having done the job himself, he has the natural attributes to make a good instructor. We are lucky to have him join our team where he can continue on with this type of commitment and support as a hands-on type training specialist.

Senior Training Specialist: Water Treatment
Doug Stendahl, B.Sc., M.Sc.Senior Training Specialist: Water Treatment

Senior Training Specialist: Water Treatment

Post Secondary

  • Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1975
  • Masters of Science, University of Guelph, 1979

Years of Experience

  • Water Distribution Operations: 10
  • Water Treatment Operations: 30
  • Water Treatment Management: 5
  • Wastewater Collection Management: 5
  • Water Quality Analyst: 25
  • Teaching: 10

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Water Distribution: Level 4
  • Water Treatment: Level 4
  • Wastewater Collection: Level 1 (expired)
  • Water Quality Analyst

Years of Industry Related Association Memberships

  • AWWA: 25

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Knowledgeable, Thorough, Enthusiastic, Helpful, Interesting, Prepared

After initially getting his feet wet back in 1970 as a Laboratory Technician, Doug has lead a very distinguished career serving the water and wastewater sector. Subsequent to earning his degrees, Doug has accumulated very valuable "hands-on" experience. As a result of this impressive combination of academic and hands-on expertise, he has become a highly sought out consultant and teacher.

Over nearly 40 years plus and counting, he has applied his talents to environmental studies and water resource management, notably water supply and wastewater collection operation and maintenance, compliance monitoring, regulatory report preparation, water treatment optimization and contaminated site assessment and operator training, where his knowledge, presentation abilities and obvious passion for teaching other operators makes him a very effective facilitator.

Since 2005, Doug has been one of our longest serving, most requested instructors and has delivered water treatment or regulatory training for us across Canada to an impressive volume of operators. On special assignment, he was called upon to deliver specialized training to many of Ontario's "grandfathered" operators. These operators had originally been grandfathered as new certification systems were initiated however, subsequent to later regulatory changes, they were then required to write and pass certification exams in order to keep their licenses and essentially, their jobs. This process was extremely stressful and challenging for many participants however Doug's personal attributes allowed him to be both well received and extremely effective.

There is a short story that needs to be told about Doug that depicts his commitment to teaching. It was discovered very much after the fact, and only by accident that Doug had secretly volunteered some of his personal time to work for a well established pump repair shop on his days off. It wasn’t that he was not already sufficiently qualified to teach our Pumps & Hydraulic course, if fact he was already our top guy but simply that in his mind, he wanted to become even stronger. He had made the trade that he would work for free if they would help him learn more and possibly, provide us with some old equipment or worn out parts to supplement our hands-on class demonstrations.

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment
Gerry WheelerTraining Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment

Training Specialist: Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment

Years of Experience

  • Water Treatment: 10
  • Wastewater Collection: 20
  • Wastewater Treatment: 20
  • Teaching: 15

Certification Licenses/Tickets

  • Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, including the designation of Chartered Environmentalist
  • Chartered Engineer in England and Ireland
  • Registered Member of CIWEM
  • Member Good Standing WEF & WEAO

Instructor Attributes/ Strengths: Energetic, Listener, Experienced, Enthusiastic, Understanding, Thorough

Gerry Wheeler has over thirty years experience in water and wastewater treatment, in both the private and public sectors. Since 1990, he has facilitated the development and transfer of leadership and management skills while applying optimization techniques at municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities in Canada and Ireland. In the key area of training he has lectured on the principles of water and wastewater engineering at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Engineering Sciences Post Graduate Program in Brampton. Gerry has authored multiple papers for both WEF and WEAO, including two publications in the WEF Utility Management magazine. All of these papers and publications have featured skills development to improve the performance of existing facilities and enhance public health protection

Gerry is a fully accredited and licensed chartered engineer in the United Kingdom. He holds the same registration with the Irish Engineers Institute. He is licensed as a Water and Wastewater Manager with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management, and a registered Environmentalist with the Society for the Environment in the U.K.

Training Specialist
Brent ZehrTraining Specialist

Brent has over 25 years experience related not only to operations but the monitoring of operations of a variety of water and wastewater treatment systems. As a Regional Compliance Advisor with the Ontario Clean Water Agency, Brent was responsible for ensuring operations were in compliance with applicable Provincial and Federal legislation and that they were also operated in conformance with an appropriate Quality Management System to ensure continued regulatory compliance, the well-being of staff, along with continuous improvement in operations. He has been involved in the development, updating and implementation of policy and procedure to correspond to current operations as well as upgrade and adoption of new technology. Also as a former District and Regional Biosolids Coordinator with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, along with being a MOE and OCWA representative on several Biosolids Committees, Brent established himself as a key contact related to Nutrient Management and Biosolids Utilization. He has developed training workshops and has delivered Operational, Compliance and OHS related training internally to operators within the Ontario Clean Water Agency and externally to environmental services staff with various municipalities prior to joining our WWOTC team. He has since demonstrated his depth of subject-matter knowledge, his effective classroom attributes and his passion for instruction and participant interaction.

Licenses/Registrations

  • Water Quality Analyst
  • Non-Agricultural Source Material Plan Developer
  • EMS Lead Auditor