James J. Courchaine joins Tata & Howard, Inc. as Vice President

James J. Courchaine joins Tata & Howard, Inc. as Vice President

Key hire brings over 40 years of innovative water and wastewater experience to its Flagstaff, Arizona office

JimCourchainev2400FLAGSTAFF, AZ, March 31, 2014 – Tata & Howard, Inc., a leading innovator in water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste engineering solutions, has announced that James J. Courchaine has joined the firm as Vice President. Mr. Courchaine has over 40 years experience in every facet of water and wastewater management, operations, and maintenance. He assisted with the development of the first Capacity, Management, Operations, and Maintenance (CMOM) guidelines as well as authored the Wastewater Collection System Operator Certification Studybook. Mr. Courchaine developed an innovative assessment matrix and structural framework for utility operations evaluation and improvement and is recognized as a subject matter expert at the national level. In addition, he developed and taught water and wastewater management, operations, and maintenance courses at the college level. He is also honoree and first recipient of the James J. Courchaine Collection Systems Award. Mr. Courchaine will be working out of Tata & Howard’s Flagstaff, Arizona office located at 528 W. Aspen Avenue. He can be reached at 928-774-9500 or jcourchaine@tataandhoward.com.

About Tata & Howard, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Tata & Howard, Inc. is a specialized water, wastewater, stormwater, and hazardous waste consulting engineering firm with offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, and Arizona. Tata & Howard utilizes a team approach with clients to provide a full range of innovative engineering services, from concept to completion, including reports, design, construction administration, resident observation, and start-up. In addition, Tata & Howard has worked with all sized markets, both public and private, to provide effective, inventive solutions.  For more information, please visit tataandhoward.com.

Contact:
Karen Gracey, P.E.
Tata & Howard, Inc.
508-303-9400 x120
kgracey@tatandhoward.com
tataandhoward.com

Congratulations to Our Newest Vice President!

SteveRuparTata & Howard is pleased to announce that Stephen K. Rupar, P.E., has been promoted to Vice President.

Steve has over 25 years of experience in water utility engineering with targeted expertise in capital improvement program management, water resource planning, distribution system optimization, and non-revenue water analysis. Steve manages Tata & Howard’s Meriden, Connecticut office. This past year, Steve has managed the Stony Brook Water Treatment Plant Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) project in Norwich, Connecticut. He has also managed several projects for New Britain, Connecticut including the design and construction of a 2.0 mg capacity replacement tank and improvements to the associated piping network. Steve is an expert in asset management evaluations and pipe condition assessment services. He also serves as chair of the firm\’s Hydraulics Group and Safety Committee.

Steve serves as Trustee for the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He is a member of the AWWA Water Loss Control Committee and is currently serving on the task force writing the fourth edition of AWWA M36 Water Audits and Loss Control Programs.

Please join us in congratulating Steve on this well-deserved promotion.

Steve can be reached at 203-235-5760 or at srupar@tataandhoward.com.

Congratulations to our Newest Vice Presidents!

Karen L. Gracey, P.E., and Jenna W. Rzasa, P.E., have both been promoted to Vice President and elected to the Board of Directors

KarenGraceyKaren has been with the firm for over 15 years, managing hydraulic analyses, asset management studies, and water system design projects. She has managed and provided technical reviews on many of the firm’s Capital Efficiency Plans™. Additionally, she serves as Manager of Business Development for the firm. Karen’s role in client development and managing high profile clients has been key to the success of the firm.

 

 

JennaRzasaJenna joined the firm over 16 years ago. She serves as manager on water system design projects as well as firm-wide Manager of Project Finance, and has served as manager of our New Hampshire operations. Jenna has been instrumental in developing and maintaining clients in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.