The water industry is lucky to have Chris Schulz. He holds 11 U.S. patents for water treatment technologies, has co-authored books on UV water disinfection in developing countries and has received countless awards, from CDM Smith’s Best Technical Paper of the Year Award to the Grand Award in Operations and Management from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. His work with ozone system upgrades for treatment plants stretches from New Jersey to Hong Kong and has led to the development of new technologies for ozone dissolution, residual monitoring, disinfection and treatment process optimization.
What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? Listen means to communicate effectively with clients to clearly understand their needs and expectations. Think means to understand project issues and challenges and develop tailored, innovative solutions to solve them. And deliver means to prepare high-quality work products and deliver them to clients on time and within budget.
What’s your favorite part of your job? Solving engineering challenges through innovation and by thinking strategically.
What are your 3 non-work passions? Spending quality time with my wife, children and grandchildren. Volunteering on safe drinking water projects to improve public health in developing countries. Volunteering at my church to provide financial and spiritual support to prisoners and others in need in our local community.
What’s something people might be surprised to know about you? My younger brother is a keyboard player, vocalist and composer in Hollywood; he’s played with the Goo Goo Dolls, Berlin and English Beat.