PinnacleART’s water and wastewater experts will spend June 9-12 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver exhibiting and presenting at the American Water Works Association Annual Conference & Exhibition (AWWA ACE19). See biographies below to meet our team who will be in attendance!

Find us in the Exhibition Hall

Director of Water Services, Paul Hughes, and Principal of Asset Management Solutions, Sean Rosier, will be at booth #1237 ready to discuss to how facilities can tackle core challenges with an integrated, reliability-centered approach.

Catch our Presentation

Presentation Title: Changing Workforce Culture to Improve Reliability

Track: Water Utility Management and Leadership

Session: TUE29 – Employee Engagement Can Change your Culture

Time / Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:45-11:15am

Solutions Analyst, Laura Hudson, and CEO & Founder of Collaborative Strategies Consulting Inc., Bob Donaldson, will join forces on Tuesday, June 11 for their presentation, “Changing Workforce Culture to Improve Reliability.”

The presentation will include a client’s perspective on the benefits to changing workforce culture to improve reliability. During the presentation, Laura and Bob will outline key components to creating cultural change that will give attendees tools to improve collaboration and communications between groups and eliminate the silo mentality that often exists among departments.

Why should you attend the presentation? Here’s what Bob has to say about the topic:

“There are millions of groups struggling with inadequate performance, despite the fact that research and many studies over the years have given us the tools to turn this around. Human behavior and how humans respond to particular environmental conditions are no longer a mystery. Successful group cultures become that way because they have created enhanced environments that are consistent with the operating rules of the human brain.

While treating people with dignity and respect has an intrinsic moral imperative, it also happens to produce the best results when trying to accomplish a group task that relies on human capital. People who are supported to achieve success in their work lives and are then recognized in those achievements become extremely loyal and dedicated high performers.

A good leader who is helping their reports to achieve great things in their professional lives can become a hero. Good leaders fashion their reputation with their direct reports by training, supporting and mentoring their direct reports towards successful outcomes that benefit both the individual and the group mission.”

Click here to schedule a meeting with Laura or Bob at the exhibition or following the conference.

Meet our Team

Paul Hughes – Director, Water Services

As the Director, Water Services for PinnacleART, Paul Hughes helps build, implement, and maintain reliability-driven asset management programs for water operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities. He has over 20 years of experience in the water/wastewater industry and is currently responsible for managing client relationships and supporting the development of O&M services within PinnacleART’s water department. He is a key liaison between clients and PinnacleART’s services, helping craft best-fit solutions for complex operations, maintenance, and reliability challenges.

Paul is actively involved in a number of industry associations, which gives him the advantage of staying abreast of current industry challenges, trends, and technologies. He is a member of the Water Environmental Federation (WEF), California Water Environment Association (CWEA), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and a former board member of the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) West Coast Chapter. Paul also holds three U.S. patents in water and energy product technologies.

Sean Rosier – Principal of Asset Management Solutions

Sean Rosier is PinnacleART’s Principal of Asset Management Solutions. With 25 years of experience, he is a highly experienced operations and maintenance leader with a reputation for exceeding expectations in project execution, project controls, business development, continuous operations performance, and financial delivery.

Sean has served in a variety of roles, including Director of Asset Management, Regional Director of Maintenance Operations, and Operations Manager. His broad range of experience makes him an industry expert in the implementation of Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) and Maintenance Optimization principles.

Sean holds many industry accreditations including, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing SME, Asset Performance SME, and ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 auditor.

Laura Hudson – Solutions Analyst

Laura HudsonWith nearly 10 years in Water and Reliability, Laura has worked in a variety of roles, both technical and sales-oriented. Currently, as a Solutions Analyst for PinnacleART, Laura Hudson supports PinnacleART’s Solutions Department in developing solutions for a wide range of clients. In addition, for client projects, she provides data collection, review, evaluation, and updates to Standard Operating Procedures, Operations and Maintenance manuals, Emergency Response Plans, and other facility documentation as needed.

Laura has a PhD in Cultural Studies from University of California, Davis, with areas of study in sociology and psychology of work. Her background has given her ample opportunity to observe the importance of managing human assets, both in terms of professional development / skills advancement opportunities, and in terms of workforce culture and behavioral expectations.

Laura is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). She acquired her Certified Reliability Leadership Certificate in April 2018 from the Association of Asset Management Professionals.

Bob Donaldson – CEO & Founder of Collaborative Strategies Consulting Inc.

With 30 years in Leadership positions working with a variety of groups, Bob Donaldson has developed a metric for behaviors that change the way your staff works together, improving their efficiency and group identity, as well as general well-being.

He shares his knowledge at conferences around the country, such AWWA ACE, WEFTEC, and more. A Grade V California Wastewater treatment operator, Bob knows how important leaderships, alignment, and investment in staff are to achieving facility goals. Bob is a master collaborator and problem solver who brings positive collaborative change to a variety of mission-oriented teams desiring diverse outcomes.

More information about Bob can be found at http://robertmdonaldson.org/about/.

About AWWA ACE19

Global water professionals from water sectors including management, design & engineering, operations, and utilities & municipalities will convene in Denver, Colorado for ACE19 to innovate the future of water! The professional program will focus on major water issues including asset management, water utility management and leadership, water quality challenges, advances in water treatment, and much more! From the exhibition, professional program, and keynote presentations to conference events and competitions, ACE19 is bound to be a conference that you do not want to miss.

Visit our AWWA ACE19 event page for more information.

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