Dave Stephens – WCW Member Profile

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Name: Dave Stephens
Position: Partner
Organization: Mequipco Ltd.
Born and Raised: Toronto area (Still a Leaf fan)

Education/Training

Civil Engineer, University of Waterloo, On.

History in the industry and as a WCW member

Have been involved with equipment sales and application since graduating in 1978.  Entered the water industry in 1981 in Alberta with Wallace and Tiernan (now Siemens). Worked for FMC/Link-Belt (also Siemens)for 5 years and became partner in Mequipco in 1990.  As a manufacturer’s rep we supplied equipment and systems to most municipalities in Western Canada.  Attended most WCW conferences for the past 30 years and many provincial operator conferences.  Was on 2 WCW organizing committees.  Have conducted many technical seminars and safety seminars.

Typical day

Speaking to and meeting engineers and plant personnel and assisting them in solving water and waste water issues.

Job Satisfaction

Interaction with people and providing environmental solutions

Main challenges

Keeping our staff motivated and satisfied. Staying current on technology.

Career Highlights

Seeing plants that I have worked on such as Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Wood Buffalo etc. producing top quality drinking water and wastewater.  Building the leading municipal rep company in Western Canada. Who are your mentors? Rauno Hiltunen, Terry Higo, Gordon Page

Advice

Work at what you love and keep your family first.

Time away from work

Camping in the 90’s with family and now travel, cottage and wine.  In the last 10 years volunteering for many things including the Calgary Stampede.

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