ABOUT US

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Our Mission

Society hinges on safe water supplies and reliable wastewater treatment services. We believe the men and women operating utilities day-in and day-out deserve modern technology to help tackle modern challenges.
At Specific Energy, we take the guesswork out of pump operations, and free up operators and management to focus on all the remaining daily challenges of efficient, reliable utility operations to deliver on the promise of water.

Our Story

On a Friday afternoon in the fall of 2010, a Central Texas water utility manager phoned Perry and posed this question: “We installed variable frequency drives at our main pump station. So, what’s the best speed to run these pumps?” This is an obvious question for anyone with pumps and VFDS. Here’s another one: “Does the combination of pumps and speeds really matter, so long as the desired flow is achieved?” Perry went online to looks for possible solutions and was shocked to find that there simply were not any. So, he assembled a team of engineers and computer scientists to develop the technology that would answer these questions. Specific Energy was founded. That first pump station in Central Texas is still using Specific Energy. Through our experience at that first pump station, we discovered that the proper combination of pumps and speeds matters a lot. This station reduced its annual energy spent by 28% for the same pumping volume, and the pumps at this station have seen very little wear over the past five years. Dashboards do matter.

Our Team

Perry Steger, P.E.
Co-Founder and CEO

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Elizabeth Hayes
COO

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Mike Bernard, P.E.
VP of Business Development

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Matt Rolls
VP of Business Development in EMEA

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Juan Gamarra, P.E.
Director Of Business Development

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Daniel Peterson
Director of Engineering

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Spencer Dailey
Senior Software Engineer

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Michael Blake
Software Engineer

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Patrick Hubbard, P.E.
Software Engineer

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Waseem Mehany
Junior Software Engineer

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Brandy Broderick
Accounting & Human Resources

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