WEF Member Achievements — Thomas DeLaura Promotes WEF and ISA Collaboration

March 18, 2013

Achievements, Featured

Photo courtesy of Thomas DeLaura.

Photo courtesy of Thomas DeLaura.

Thomas DeLaura, vice president of Eramosa International Inc. (Detroit) and a Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) member since 1982, was named International Society of Automation (ISA; Research Triangle Park, N.C.) Water and Wastewater Industry Division 2012 Member of the Year.

DeLaura, current chair of WEF’s Automation and Information Technology Committee, vice chair of WEF’s Utility Management Workforce Subcommittee, and chair of Michigan Water Environment Association’s (Bath) Asset and Infrastructure Management Committee, received recognition from ISA for promoting collaboration between the WEF committee and the ISA Water and Wastewater Division. With more than 38 years of experience, he has a background in creating strategic plans, conducting research, and developing integrated programs of interrelated projects, according to an Eramosa news release.

DeLaura has served as end user and manager of information and process-control computer systems with a municipality. He also has had experience as a consultant working with water utilities across the United States, Canada, and Austraila, written and presented on numerous topics of interest to the water and wastewater industry, been involved in research projects for the Water Research Foundation (Denver) and the Water Environment Research Foundation (Alexandria, Va.), and received several awards from the industry for dedication and service, the news release says. In addition, DeLaura is a member of the American Water Works Association (Denver).

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