Thank you to our speakers this year! Learn more about each speaker by clicking their name.
David joined the Endura team shortly after graduating from Clemson University in May of 2017 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering. He has spent the last two years meeting with key members of the wastewater industry along with local government officials across the nation in order to provide education and consultation regarding commercial grease management. David strives to further his understanding of the wastewater industry and utilize his knowledge and experience to help solve the problems at hand.
After serving 4 years with the US Marines, Evan started his career at STH in 2005. Through his time at STH, Evan has worked in various capacities, breaking his teeth in the Municipal market, he quickly gravitated to the commercial building trades. In the building trades market, Evan handled projects from original specification and design through project completion, whether it was a small Sump system or a large complex rainwater harvesting system.
Since, 2017 Evan has served as the lead for the Aftermarket division, with a focus on product development and customer relationships. Evan is the product specialist for Sump and Sewage systems, as well as Water Filtration at STH.
Tom Godfrey has 30 years’ experience serving the pump industry with sales, service and management responsibilities in the Municipal and Industrial markets. He has worked in both the Manufacturing and Distribution channels.
Tom is a Graduate of Bloomsburg State College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Over the years, he has completed many continuing education classes in field related subjects in addition to attending numerous factory sponsored product training seminars. His product knowledge is broad, having represented dozens of different manufacturers, through 17 years of distribution sales and an additional 13 years in Sales Manager for three different industry leading pump manufacturing companies.
Tom’s service and repair experience comes from years of installations and start-ups of various types of pumping equipment and direct hands on involvement in disassembly and assembly. He regularly conducts new and rebuild project start-ups at customer job sites. Tom started at Peerless Pump Company in May 2007 as the Direct Sales Manager for the Philadelphia market and had responsibility for Key Accounts from Baltimore to New York. His responsibility eventually grew to include the Northeast United States territory, supporting the efforts of the distribution partners. He has also held a National Key Account Management
position supporting and growing National Sales Initiatives for large key accounts. Presently, Tom is the East Coast Regional Sales Manager for Peerless Pump Company.
After serving 4 years with the US Marines. Mark started his 27-year career as a professional firefighter with the Montgomery County Fire Department. Through his career he promoted through the ranks and became a Fire Marshall, working in complex structures (taking building from conception to completion.) After retiring from the department, Mark joined STH, Inc. as a member of our fire team in 2011 and now serves as the lead for this division. Mark conducts training classes for our engineering partners, contractors and many different AHJ’s in the MD/DC/VA area.
Mark’s years of experience with the fire service has made him a huge asset for our fire team and for our partners in the engineering field.
Patrick Verwys graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and has over 18 years of sales and marketing experience.
He is the Director of Sales for Triple Clear Water Solutions, Inc. and has extensive training in Electro Adsorptive Technology.
Patrick is a frequent guest speaker at ASPE, ASHRE, and educational Water Symposiums held across the country.
Randy Purdy is one of the owners of Precision Pumping Systems (PPS) and the Purdy Family Businesses, with his brother Pat and dad, Nick. PPS has engineered and built thousands of packaged pumping systems and control panels that have been shipped across the United States and overseas. These have ranged from 15 GPM booster stations to 15,000 GPM pump systems and control panels from ½ hp up to 700 hp. Precisions markets to the irrigation, municipal, industrial and oil and gas industries. Today with over 40 dedicated employees, PPS operates a manufacturing facility that is UL 508A, UL 698 and UL QCZJ certified, and ISO 9001:2015 certified.
Randy attended the University of Idaho studying computer science, he later received the Irrigation Association Certification in the late 80s. He started out in the family business with agricultural landscaping and then continued into the field of fabricating agricultural businesses, industrial, municipal and continues to grow in all industries. Randy has been married for 20 years has 4 wonderful children and one grandson.
Russ Jackson is the General Manager of RainHarvest Systems (RHS), Progressive Pump and Treatment (PPT). RHS is the largest distributor of rainwater harvesting specific products in North America. PPT is a manufacturer of water pumping, treatment, and reuse systems. Russ partners with architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, and end users to assist in designing, specifying, manufacturing, supplying, and commissioning commercial and industrial scale rainwater harvesting and water reuse systems. Russ has helped clients such as American Express, Mercedes Benz, Boston Children’s Hospital, The US Armed Forces, Vanderbilt University, and numerous other achieve their water use reduction goals. Russ has served as a Committee member of the ICC B805-2018/CSA B805-18 Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard, Committee Chair of the End Use Water Quality Task force for the ICC B805-2018/CSA B805-18 Rainwater Harvesting Systems Standard, Technical Committee member of the ARCSA/ASPE 63 rainwater harvesting design standards committee, a board member and Vice President of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association, Russ has been a featured speaker at numerous rainwater harvesting and water reuse conferences and meetings.
Russ holds a BS in Industrial Design and an MS in Integrated Project Delivery Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
After earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jerry worked in both the Industrial and Municipal pump industries in such varied positions as Applications Engineering, Product Engineering, Project Management, Regional Sales Management, and International Sales Management. To accomplish these tasks, past his formal education, he received formal training in the design and application of mechanical seals, power transmission, vibration analysis, manufacturing, finance, and business management. After more than 35 years handling such varied applications as fire pumps to the largest of centrifugals, Jerry today works as a Product Manager for Grundfos’ Product Management Team focusing on the Water Utility business, interfacing with public and private design groups and with several Technical Groups at Hydraulic Institute. He offers a deep pool of knowledge and a high level of technical support to sales organizations, design organizations, and end users.
RJ Stumpfl grew up in Howard County, MD and currently resides in Westminster, MD with his wife and 2 children. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a BS in Education. He then worked in the Finance Industry for 13 years prior to switching gears and has now been with Containment Solutions (CS) for 2 years. With more than 50 years of experience and hundreds-of-thousands of tank installations, CS products meet and exceed all regulatory standards. This includes our Oil Water Separators, Grease Interceptors and Petroleum products.
Containment Solutions continue to supply fiberglass storage tanks to major oil and convenient store companies throughout the country.
Containment Solution’s Leadership, Research and Development has been leading the industry in Fiberglass storage products for over 50 years with continued innovation in product storage.
Samuel Riggs Center
University of Maryland, College Park
Intersection of Field House Drive & Valley Drive
October 11, 2019 • 8am – 5pm
Parking will be located in the Stadium Drive Garage. Attendants will be posted by the entrance of the garage to hand out parking permits on the day of the Symposium.
PRESENTATIONS BY COMMERCIAL AND MUNICIPAL INDUSTRY EXPERTS ON TOPICS INCLUDING: RAINWATER HARVESTING, FILTRATION, STORMWATER, WASTEWATER PUMP/PUMP STATIONS, AND WATER PUMP/PUMP STATIONS