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Manager Project

San Diego, California, United States
February 07, 2019

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Peter T.L. Shen

**** *** ******** *******, *** Diego, CA 92122



Accomplished and Resourceful Business Development Management Professional with diversified experience in business development, sales and marketing, operations, executive management, quality assurance, personnel, laboratory and training. Background includes water, wastewater and ultra-pure water treatment industries including desalination. BD Manager for US West Coast, Sr.Technical Project Manager for the Desalination Pilot Plant at Moss Landing, CA. VP of operations and sales for a company specializing in manufacturing of reverse osmosis systems, desalination systems and bottled-water systems. Director/Business Development for a company specialized in RO chemicals and autopsy studies for membrane elements, Owner /Founder and Business Development Manager of a Commercial Environmental Testing Laboratory.

• Grade 5 - California Water Treatment Plant Operator

• Excellent working relationship with Engineering Consulting Firms, Municipalities, Industries, Federal Agencies (Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard), California Department of Health Services(CA DHS) and California State Water Resource Control Board (CA SWRCQB).


IDE Americas, Inc April 2014 – Sept 2018

Laboratory Director, Chief Operator at the largest Desalination Plant in the western hemisphere. Responsible for the Water Laboratory Activities and the assist in the operation of the plant.

H2O Professor August 2010 – April 2014

Specialize in consulting, business development and training in the the water,wastewater, desalination and water recycle field.

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Doosan Hydro Technology (DHT), Tampa, Florida 2009 – July 2010

A subsidiary of Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) which provides water and wastewater treatment systems for the water, desalination, water resycle and wastewater industries.

Business Development Manager

Reports to the VP of Business Development. Responsible for the seven western states of United States and China. Since on board with DHT, was able to get DHT’s name on board especially in California where DHT was not very well known at all via direct contact with clients and presenting brown bag lunch presentations about DHT.

California American Water (CAW), Coronado, CA 2005 - 2009

A subsidiary of American Water which provides high-quality water and wastewater services to approximately 15 million people in approximately 1,600 communities in the United States and Ontario, Canada and employs more than 7,000 people.

Senior Project Manager

Reported directly to the President, specializing in operational and technical support of project teams focused on Desalination and membrane filtration projects In addition supported, analyzed and provided recommendations and assistance for improvement of other membrane facility and other water and wastewater treatment facilities and their quality assurance program within the Western Region’s service area. Also provided technical support to the Business Development group on possible business opportunities.

• Was technical project manager for the Moss Landing Desalination Pilot Plant and able to keep the project on schedule and operated below budget of 2.5 million dollars

• Provided internal training workshops in areas of quality assurance, water treatment and water distribution employees for compliance of California Department of Health Services Certification renewal

Water Groups Systems International (WGSI), Chula Vista, CA 2000 - 2004

Company specialized in manufacturing of reverse osmosis, desalination systems and bottled-water systems

Vice President Operations

Reported to Owner/President. Responsible for daily operations of manufacturing plant, fee schedules, business development and sales, customer service, and production schedules.

• Developed, evaluated and implemented marketing/sales strategies and provided quotes for orders over $15 -million

• Directed the order department, marketing/sales policies, quality assurance and safety programs to meet production deadlines

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• Implemented manufacturing procedures to receive approval from CA Department of Health Services for water bottling division of the company

• Function including human resources duties

• Trained clients to operate optimally the products they bought from the company

King Lee Technologies (KTL), San Diego, CA 1995 - 2000

Manufacturer of reverse osmosis chemicals.

Technical Director / Central Region Accounts Manager

Reported to Vice President. Responsible for providing technical support for clients and colleagues in water, wastewater, process water reclamation and ultra pure water-related fields.

• Directed Central Division sales and business development and increased sales by 100%

• Developed company website and developed software for customer optimal use of company products

• Performed all membrane fouling studies, autopsies and wrote full study reports to determine cause of customer problems

• Conducted training seminars on Reverse Osmosis for clients to optimize their operational processes

Quality Assurance Laboratory, San Diego, CA 1979 - 1995

Water and wastewater treatment process consulting and environmental testing laboratory in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, industrial waste control and storm water discharge monitoring programs, water reclamation, ultra pure water and desalination processes.

Founder and President

Responsible for all areas of company management. Such as - Yearly budget, five year forecasting plans, business development, marketing and sales functions. Consulted and counseled with clients in the development of water, wastewater and ultra-pure water treatment processes, as well as the design, purchase, and implementation of the laboratory and related instrumentation. Fulfilled requirements for California laboratory certification. Fastest growing with great recognition environmental laboratory in California at the time.

• Developed diverse client-base including, semi-conductor, biotech, municipalities, OEM, plating, aerospace, water and wastewater agencies

• Negotiated a 1.5 million dollar contract with PEMEX of Mexico to study the environmental condition of the river in Vera Cruz area

• Landed the first NAFTA type contract with Mexico

• Expert in city, state, and federal regulations for water, wastewater, industrial waste and storm water discharge monitoring programs, water reclamation, and ultra pure water treatment processes

• Provided workshops to clients in the area of water and wastewater treatment processes, in addition to existing and upcoming regulatory requirements in order to assist them in meeting compliance with regulatory agencies

• Acted as liaison between clients and regulatory agencies such as California Department of Public Health (CA DPH) and California State Water Resource Board (CA SWRCB)

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• Worked closely with Federal, State and Local regulatory agencies to assure that clients and QA Laboratory is on top of all regulatory requirements

• Initiated a 2 year certificate program for water and wastewater at Palomar College


B.A., San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Chemistry major, Mathematics minor.


California, Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade 5

Certified Recycled Water Site Supervisor

California Teaching Credential (Water and Wastewater Mathematics and Chemistry)


Past President/Founder of San Diego County Environmental Laboratory Association

Co-founder of California Environmental Laboratory Analyst Certification Program (AWWA & CWEA)

Past President of CWEA, San Diego Section

Past Conference Chairman for CWEA Laboratory Sessions

Past Conference Chairman of AWWA California Statewide Conference Laboratory Sessions

Program Committee Chairman, AWWA, Membrane Technology Sub-committee

Past Technical Advisory Committee Member for KPBS, San Diego, CA


American Water Works Association (AWWA)

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