Francis holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (1991), a Masters of Civil Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (1995) and the PMP credential from the Project Management Institute (2015). He started his career in 1996 as a process engineer and has since held a variety of project management positions at major water treatment companies and prominent engineering firms. In 2015 he started his adventure with Vortisand®, and has been helping water professionals achieve their water filtration goals one drop at a time.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I’ve always had a passion for developing business opportunities for new outstanding technologies. Vortisand® as an RO pretreatment filter in seawater desalination is a perfect example of that. The reward I get is in the pride of providing solutions that surpass customer’s expectations in terms of performance, life cycle cost, ease of operation and carbon footprint.
What do you hope to bring to the audience with this webinar?
Without the RIGHT tools, achieving your water treatment goals can be like swimming upstream. This is an exciting webinar where we will introduce the concept of microsand media and cross flow technology. Register to our webinar, Every Drop Matters, to learn more about:
- Assessing and acknowledging your water filtration requirements
- The side effects of not effectively & efficiently filtering particles under 5 µm
- Demystifying microsand, media filtration & cross-flow technology
- Capabilities & potential savings with submicron filtration
Who would you recommend should register?
Clean water is often a critical component for your plant operation, so is operating expense savings. Whether you are directly or indirectly involved with reviewing your organization’s water filtration needs, this webinar will help shed some light on how attaining submicron filtration can provide short and long-term savings.
Why do you think this is important for the audience to know?
The growing concern for many organizations is the challenge of lowering operating expenses while still achieving water treatment objectives. A 2013 survey conducted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) discovered the following main threats to water filtration processes:
- A corroding water/wastewater infrastructure
- Water scarcity & drought
- Recovering the full cost of your investment
- Changes in regulations & liability
- Lack of available funding/budgets