McKim & Creed CEO Edits Book for Industrial Water/Wastewater Treatment Professionals

John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, president and CEO of McKim & Creed, Inc., served as editor of the recently published book titled Memories Everlasting: Commemorative Booklet in Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the International Water Conference®. The book was commissioned and published in November 2014 by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania.

The International Water Conference (IWC) was established in 1940 to provide end users, researchers, engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors the opportunity to learn about the latest scientific advances and practical applications in the field of industrial water treatment. During IWC’s first 25 years, the technical program sometimes offered as few as 20 original technical papers. Today, the conference attracts upwards of 75 peer-reviewed technical presentations, 20 continuing education workshops and nearly 100 technology and equipment exhibitors. The annual conference, held alternately in Pittsburgh and Orlando, is attended by approximately 1,000 industrial water and wastewater treatment specialists from around the world.

As a member of the IWC Executive Committee from 2007-2014 and chair of the conference in 2011, Lucey was tapped to edit the book of essays that explores the history, pioneers and evolution of the 75-year-old conference.  Lucey has spent the majority of his career as process design engineer, project manager and principal-in-charge of complex industrial water and wastewater treatment projects. His experience has been gained executing projects while working for Chester Engineers, USFilter, Veolia, HDR, Heckmann Water Resources and now McKim & Creed. His projects have served the power, oil/gas, steel, aluminum, electronics, glass, fertilizer, chemical, mining, transportation, food, and other industries.