Joe Provenzano is the owner of KPRO Engineering Services LLC, a system integration company dedicated to the water and wastewater industries. In serving on numerous ISA committees, Provenzano helps the Society identify and cultivate leaders and develop fiscally responsible budgets. He also serves as the Program Chair for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium and as a delegate for ISA’s Connecticut Valley Section.
Please provide us with your educational background (degree/s received and when) and information regarding your career in automation.
I received: an associate degree in electrical technology from Brooklyn Community College in 1957; a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from Adelphi University in 1965; and a master’s degree in computer science from the Pratt Institute in 1971.
I am owner of KPRO Engineering Services LLC, a system integration company dedicated to the water and wastewater industries, and primarily focusing on the supply of instrumentation & control equipment and engineering services.
At this time I manage KPRO Engineering’s efforts to provide effective and well-designed monitoring and control systems for the water industries.
Tell us about your current involvement in ISA.
I am part of ISA committees that identify leaders and reward successful leaders. I also work within the finance committee to help develop responsible budgets that allow the Society to cost effectively operate.
Currently, I am a member of the Officer Search Committee, the H&A Committee and the Finance Committee. In addition, I serve as the Program Chair for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium and serve as a delegate for ISA’s Connecticut Valley Section.
How would you say ISA has benefited you?
ISA has benefited me by keeping me well informed technically with useful information as well as allowing me to network with experienced automation professionals like myself.
What advice would you give to other young professionals entering the automation profession?
My advice to any professional is to stay focused. Pay attention to those things that can affect you and your career. Stay useful by staying informed.