Recently IAI has added several new employees to our roster of water and wastewater operations professionals. Chuck Bayerl, Larry Phelps, Chris Chambers, Jared Driscoll, Tom Horswill, Jason Nelson, Jack Niemi and Raymond Galovich, Jr. are all new members of the IAI team.
Chuck Bayerl and Larry Phelps have joined IAI’s Menominee, Michigan drinking water treatment and distribution staff. (Responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the City of Menominee’s water distribution system has recently been awarded to IAI; see story below.) Chuck has 13 years of experience operating the Menominee water distribution system and like Larry, grew up in the Menominee area. Larry holds an S-3 drinking water distribution license in Michigan and has 14 years of experience on the Menominee water system.
Chris Chambers (not pictured) has been added to the West Michigan circuit rider team and operates drinking water and wastewater systems throughout the West Michigan area. From Lowell, Michigan, Chris is an outdoorsman and spends his spare time hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling.
Jared Driscoll (not pictured) of Jackson, Michigan, has been hired to fill a new position at the Leoni Township Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was created to meet the demand for increased operations and maintenance activities associated with the newly expanded plant. Jared is a local in Leoni Township, having graduated from high school in Michigan Center. Previously, Jared served in the Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst for the USAF Defense Intelligence Agency in Omaha, Nebraska.
Tom Horswill, a native of Bessemer, Michigan and graduate of Northern Michigan University, has been added to IAI’s water treatment operations staff in Antigo, Wisconsin. Tom is the father of two daughters, Shania, 14, and Mariah, 11. On his off time, he spends time with his daughters and girlfriend and also enjoys fishing and golfing. Unfortunately, Tom will be largely outnumbered among IAI employees (and the population of the state of Wisconsin in general) during football season, as he is a Chicago Bears fan.
Jason Nelson, a fellow Yooper (originally from Escanaba, Michigan), has joined Tom as part of the IAI Antigo, Wisconsin drinking water plant crew. Jason enjoys sports, playing hockey, football, basketball and golf. He also bikes and runs. Jason will be right at home in Wisconsin during football season, as he is Green Bay Packers fan.
Jack Niemi and Raymond Galovich Jr. (not pictured) have been selected by IAI to operate the Lakes Area Sewer Authority (LASA) WWTP. Jack, a Michigan Class B licensed wastewater operator, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and has previous wastewater experience at treatment plants in both Upper and Lower Michigan. He also holds a Michigan Commercial Industrial wastewater license and a Wisconsin Grade 1 wastewater license. Jack is IAI’s Plant Manager of the LASA WWTP. Raymond has a Michigan Class C wastewater license and joins Niemi as an Operations Specialist at the LASA WWTP. He served our country in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Structural/Hydraulic Mechanic and is also a licensed airplane pilot.
Kent Trierweiler, P.E., Vice President for IAI’s Total Water Management Division, along with the entire IAI family, is pleased to welcome Chuck, Larry, Chris, Jared, Tom, Jason, Jack and Raymond, wishing each continued success with IAI.Share this: