Aqua Pennsylvania, a water utility serving approximately 1.5 million people in 32 communities in Pennsylvania, announced that it has promoted its project manager, Michael Convery, to the newly created position of director of planning and engineering.
In his new role, Convery oversees all Aqua Pennsylvania capital responsibilities, including all infrastructure improvement projects throughout the state that help improve service and reliability for customers. In addition, he will implement plans and policies to ensure that the water and wastewater needs of future customers are met through replacement and rehabilitation of major aqua facilities including treatment plants, pipes, wells and storage tanks . He will also manage a team that works closely with state and local officials to ensure that projects meet all necessary regulatory requirements.
“Michael’s extensive experience on our engineering team and successful execution of various capital projects across the state make him a strong fit for this role,” says Mark Lucca, President of Aqua Pennsylvania. “Michael is a strong leader, known for his ability to engage and engage with team members throughout the planning and design process as well as project start-up. Improving our water and wastewater infrastructure in Pennsylvania Their focus and passion for customer service is invaluable.
For the past 14 years, Convery has been a member of Aqua’s engineering department, starting as a project engineer before being promoted to project manager. He planned and executed several capital improvement projects in Pennsylvania, including Aqua’s new state-of-the-art environmental laboratory in Bryn Mawr, which opens in July 2021. doubling the size of the lab, which conducts about 90,000 water quality tests a year. Aqua’s back lab to increase capacity
Convery is also committed to Aqua Pennsylvania’s partnership with the Villanova University College of Engineering, which provides mentorship opportunities and water quality expertise for the college’s international water service work. In 2017 Convery participated in a service trip to Nicaragua to break ground on a water distribution project.
Convery earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems Engineering from Penn State University and is currently pursuing his MBA. He lives in Havertown, Pa. I live with my wife and three children.