For the last 25 years, Annie has been helping utilities create Rehabilitation & Replacement plans for water & wastewater buried linear assets, first as a researcher at New York University, then through infraPLAN. At NYU she was the principal investigator for research projects funded by the NSF and the USEPA involving EU-funded CARE-W and CARE-S. Those allowed her to play a pioneering role in the industry and introduce advanced analytical approaches. She is a frequent speaker and participant at national conferences, workshops, and forums, and the author of numerous technical papers. She is a member of the Advisory sub-committee of AWWA's Asset Management Committee where she concentrates on innovation and data-based approaches. Annie holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics, a graduate degree in structural engineering from ESTP, Paris, France, a MPH with a concentration in environmental sciences from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from New York University.
Annie Vanrenterghem Raven, PhD,
Owner and Founder
Luis Teofilo, PhD, CTO
Luís has been supervising the development of infraSOFT for the last 5 years and now serves as infraPLAN's Chief Technology Officer. As the CTO, Luís drives the evolution of infraPLAN’s platform and associated products, working closely with the Engineering and AI teams. His goal is to ensure the implemented functionality provides the best experience to its users, and accurate output results. Luís is an expert in many fields in the domain of Computer Science, focusing on products that leverage AI for their core functionalities. Luís holds a Ph.D. with Cum Laude in Informatics Engineering from the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering), Portugal, where he also teaches.
João has been in charge of the development of the Machine Learning module of infraSOFT. He is an accomplished researcher and prototype developer with a special talent for breaking down large problems into solvable pieces.
João holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Porto (Faculty of Sciences), Portugal.
Joao Filgueiras, Data Scientist and Machine Learning Developer
Charlie has over 30 years of technology sales and marketing experience for the water industry. He joined Echologics, a global leader in pipeline condition assessment and monitoring solutions for water loss, when it was first created in 2003. After Echologics was acquired by Mueller Water Products in 2010, Charlie spent 8 years with Mueller Water Products as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Echologics, managing a team of 12 sales associates, helping to significantly grow the business. He previously held sales positions with the CMMS maintenance software startup Ivara (later acquired by Bentley Systems), IBM and Xerox.
Charlie graduated with a B.A. from the University of Toronto, and an M.B.A. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Charlie Fricke, Director of Sales
Our advisers are leaders and innovators in the field.
Graham Bell, PhD, P.E., FNACE, F.ASCE
With more than 35 years of experience in the municipal industry, Graham is internationally recognized as an expert on condition assessment, rehabilitation and corrosion control. He recently retired from HDR Engineering as a practice leader. In July 2019, he joined the Structural Technologies’ team as Vice President of Technical Services for Pipeline Solutions. In his role, Graham assists water and wastewater agencies and consultants with expanding the value of their asset management programs for medium and large diameter pipelines. He will also continue his work on infrastructure research for the University of Tennessee as an Associate Professor. Graham is a registered professional engineer in nine states as well as an active member of various industry associations including ASCE UESI Board, AWWA, and NACE. In addition to being a frequent speaker at industry events, he has over 75 published works, including more than 10 Water Research Foundation studies related to corrosion, condition assessment, instrumentation and water quality where he has been the principal investigator and primary researcher. Graham received the 2019 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award at the UESI Pipelines 2019 Conference.
Kevin is an environmental engineer specializing in infrastructure asset management with an extensive background in utilities planning. He spent 7 years in public service as the Asset Management Program Director for the Columbus Department of Public Utilities, which includes the core businesses of water supply, treatment, and distribution; wastewater collection and treatment; stormwater collection; power distribution; and street lighting. He is now the Utility Planning Leader for Burgess & Niple, helping clients across the United States with the complexities of managing utilities infrastructure systems, supporting utilities advance their asset management programs and assisting with the development of asset management plans, tackling policy and planning issues, master planning, capital plan prioritization, rehabilitation and replacement program development, and business support systems. Kevin holds a BS and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University. He currently serves as the Chair of AWWA Asset Management Committee.
Kevin Campanella, P.E.
Marc Bracken, P.Eng.
Marc Bracken is the CEO of Mobiltex, a company that, since 1985, has been engineering innovative field and remote CP monitoring solutions for a broad range of markets including the oil & gas, power generation, mining, critical infrastructure, and municipal water & utilities. He brings over 30 years of experience in the development and commercialization of advanced industrial solutions for asset management. Over the course of his career, Marc has successfully built several high growth companies including Echologics, which is a global leader in pipeline condition assessment and internet of things (IoT) monitoring solutions for water loss. Echologics was acquired by Mueller Water Products in 2010; Marc remained GM for 8 years that saw significant growth of the business. He was responsible for all aspects of the business including strategic direction, marketing, sales and R&D. Prior to the Echologics, starting in 1992, Marc was a Partner with Aercoustics where he was involved in a variety of acoustics- and vibration-related activities relating to power generation, floor vibration, and ground borne vibration. Marc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree with a specialization in Acoustics and Vibration from the University of Toronto.