Member News 1.19.23

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News,

Applied Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that Kathleen Hassing has been promoted to water/wastewater department manager. Read the full press release below:

'Applied Technologies, Inc. (ATI) is proud to announce Kathleen Hassing’s promotion to Water/Wastewater Department Manager in its headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin effective January 3, 2023.

Applied Technologies, Inc. has appointed Kathleen Hassing as the firm’s Water/Wastewater Department Manager, effective January 3, 2023. She succeeds William (Bill) Ericson who, after decades of managing the department, is transitioning to a Senior Consultant/Project Manager/Quality Control role at ATI. As Department Manager, Katie supervises employees, balances workloads, and plays a central role in business development efforts to grow the department. She also continues to manage her own projects. According to Katie: “I started my engineering career at Applied Technologies and have learned a lot here in the following years as both a design engineer and project manager. Taking on a leadership role as department manager will be an interesting step, and I’m glad to be given this new opportunity to help ATI prosper.”

Throughout her 16-year career at ATI, Katie has served as an environmental design engineer and project manager. She has managed almost every type of water/wastewater system during her tenure including pump stations, force mains, wastewater treatment plants, and water treatment plants. Katie has made critical contributions to many of ATI’s complex and challenging wastewater projects, providing her with extensive knowledge in fields like nutrient management, UV disinfection, and biogas utilization. She is currently managing one of ATI’s largest and most complex projects: a wastewater treatment plant upgrade for Waupun Utilities in Wisconsin featuring an innovative algae harvesting nutrient recovery system.

Katie is a licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and a certified Envision® Sustainability Professional. In 2018, she received a Golden Manhole Society Award from the Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA) for her significant contributions to the Collection Systems Committee. She was also part of the ATI project team that received a 2016 Grand Award for Engineering Excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin (ACEC Wisconsin) for the Phosphorus Recovery project at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. Katie would walk the ACEC Wisconsin stage again in 2019 to accept an Engineering Excellence State Finalist Award for ATI’s historic Water Treatment Plant project for the City of Watertown, Wisconsin. Katie is also an active member of the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Association (WWOA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF).