Jun 10, 2011

Hach Co.’s Chuck Schlopp to Give Talk on Streamlining

Presentations take place June 13 and 14

Hach Co. announced that Charles (Chuck) Scholpp, director of Integrated Information Management Business Development and Six Sigma leader at Hach, will be presenting how water/wastewater operators can take a lean approach to streamlining their operations at AWWA ACE 2011. A natural leader and implementer of lean practices for years, Scholpp will outline the basic tenets of what makes a Lean Operation and how water and wastewater operators can take steps toward realizing a more efficient utility through practical and useful best practices.

“Today, the water/wastewater industry faces many challenges,” Scholpp said. “Budgets are tight and regulations are constantly changing. In addition, more than 60% of the workforce is expected to retire in the next four years, meaning decades of knowledge retention will need to be passed on to the next generation of water/wastewater operators.”

Scholpp will present the four steps for implementing lean operations for water treatment facilities at AWWA in Hach’s booth (#2326) and will outline four basic principles that operators can immediately start using to practicing lean in their facilities. Presentation times include Monday, June 13, at 3 p.m., and Tuesday, June 14, at 3:30 p.m.