Sunday, August 10, 2014

Time to Turn a Page

As you know, I have been privileged to run one of the best utility companies in the country for more than 9 years.  Daphne Utilities has been a great place to manage and its future is bright  That's saying a LOT since the accomplishments we have achieved together in the past are truly significant:  
- Recognition from both The Wall Street Journal and Inc. Magazine for our winning workplace practices
- A bond rating of AA- since 2009 (even more significant considering the dire financial situation they were in prior to 2005)
- Multiple "Awards of Excellence" from the US EPA (water quality, customer outreach and environmental programs)
- Numerous "Best Operated Plant" awards from multiple trade agencies
-Multiple awards from the Mobile Area Council of Engineers including "Engineering mMnager of the Year" and
 "Engineering Project of the Year"
- Published articles in more trade publications than I can count
...and so much more!

However, it is time for me to move on and explore a new road. On September 1, 2014, I join the incredible team at Algae Systems as their Vice President of Operations and Market Development. We are treating wastewater as a resource, cleaning it of nutrients that can harm the environment using algae, which is then harvested and converted into carbon-negative crude oil and leaving only clean water. This process can truly have global significance and I extremely excited about applying my talents to helping this company achieve remarkable things!  It's exciting stuff and I am ready to get started! 

For those of you who I speak to regularly and especially those of you for whom I support with management support and presentations / training sessions, please know that this work is something that I am absolutely continuing!  Please feel free to reach out to me if you need my assistance in any way. I am here to support you and the building of great teams at your place of business!

Till then, wish me Godspeed on my journey.  I ready to get started!  Excelsior!l