Ms. Eckard has had years of global research and concentration on specific fields of expertise, which have allowed her to develop a transcendent strategy for success. Encompassing unique innovation and intellectual property behind a selectively built team, this strategy presents Ms. Eckard as a leader in which she holds the key to cost effective, high quality, and tangible solutions for clients and industries in all of the following areas:
Katrina’s specific fields of expertise include International Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Hydraulics, Software, & Environmental Engineering.
Mr. Eckard has been responsible for building a professional engineering services firm, which is rapidly becoming recognized as a leader in the development of capacity and strategic planning software systems. My assignments have required the application of these technologies to a variety of industries such as automotive, aerospace, textiles, and transportation industries. These efforts of process optimization have resulted in millions of dollars in savings for client companies. The company specializes in understanding and solving production, logistics and global supply chain bottlenecks in the areas of scheduling, resource utilization, capacity constraints and inventory management. Projects ranged from balancing an existing line to the complete design of a global supply chain system. In each project, the focus is to the customer's profitability.
Prior to starting SIM Technologies Corporation, Paul Eckard spent the previous 16 years in industry with General Electric, The Long Island Railroad, InternationalTechneGroup Inc., and Integrated Technologies Engineering. During his tenure with these companies, Mr. Eckard was responsible for the project management effort to design a $50 million Manufacturing System for PPG Industries, a similar management effort to design an $18 million system for Ford Motor Company & responsible for design, development & implementation of a $12 million integrated material handling system for a new maintenance facility to support the transit operations. His professional career spans the last 30 years and has mentored Karina in engineering an entirely new software program for natural resource, water, and energy management & optimization in facilities.
Certified by the International Energy Valuation Organization (EVO World) as an Energy Measurement and Verification Professional, Mr. Lafever endeavors to improve water & energy efficiency at every level to strengthen communities and improve global sustainability. Mr. Lafever has 27 years of industry experience, ranging from automotive engine design to electronic component manufacturing. He has held a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant technician license for over 22 years. He has worked for 18 years in control systems design and energy efficient design for modern buildings. Furthermore, he has served as a project engineer for over 100 million dollars in efficient building design and construction.
Recent work includes the design and installation of Newport Aquarium Aquatic Life Support Systems (Newport, KY) including Programmable Logic Controller design and programming, water quality ozone treatment and filtration duty cycle implementation. Mr. Lafever also provided the consultation and automation design of the water purification skid for hydrodynamics in Cincinnati for Papa John’s commissary water. He now serves as our lead engineer at WEL to advance individual projects and develop our new technologies.
SIM Technologies Corporation (STC) is an independent, professional engineering services firm, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. STC specializes in solving production and logistics bottlenecks in the areas of traffic congestion optimization, scheduling, resource utilization, capacity constraints, inventory management, & process optimization. STC is recognized as a key factor in significantly reducing their customers’ capital and operating costs. Clients include Toyota, Ford, Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Alcoa, Siemens Power Generation, Caterpillar, and many others.
Their career spans the last 30 years and now with WEL has engineered an entirely new software program for natural resource, water, and energy management & optimization in facilities.
R.D. Baker founded Dayton Water Systems in 1939, based out of Dayton, Ohio, providing sales and services of residential water softeners. Mr. Baker is credited for the design and patent of the 5-cycle water softener valve, which is still used today. He became an extraordinary leader in the water treatment industry and received the Water Quality Association’s Hall of Fame Award in 1977.
Dayton Water Systems continues to provide and manufacture water treatment equipment as a leader in this field for all scales of use. Dayton Water Systems and their team of specialized engineers are assisting WEL in providing necessary components to our custom designs and platforms for wastewater segregation, treatment and reclamation. Together we are able to accommodate these uniquely engineered designs in facilities at any scalable size across a broad spectrum of industries.
Located in Cleveland, OH, TLC Products was established in 1996 and manufactures environmentally beneficial, completely non-toxic bacteria products. They market themselves throughout the USA and around the world with the strongest testimonial base in the industry.
Given the success and technological edge behind their bacterial and chemical products, TLC provides a necessary component to WEL’s solutions. In uniting our expertise, we develop the strategies needed to implement the most effective handling of solid waste on WEL’s platform.