Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership Honors Sprehe
December 14, 2011
The Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership honored KCI Senior Vice President Thomas G. Sprehe, PE, BCEE, with the Partner of the Year Award at their second annual Energy and Environmental Leadership Series Banquet, held in Baltimore at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology on December 6. The award recognizes Sprehe and his firm, Sparks, Md., based KCI Technologies Inc. as key partners having demonstrated leadership in engineering innovative environmental and energy solutions within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
In addition to the award from the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership, Sprehe was presented a Governor’s Citation by Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Robert M. Summers, Ph.D. “It was truly a great honor to be recognized alongside University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science President Donald Boesch, Ph.D.,” Sprehe said following the ceremony. “KCI is an enthusiastic supporter of the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership, an organization that brings together government, academia, industry and environmental organizations throughout Maryland and Asia.”
Sprehe leads the firm’s Environmental Discipline, which has seen a significant increase in workload despite the current economic downturn. Recent noteworthy projects include developing enhanced nutrient removal at Baltimore’s wastewater treatment plants, finding ways to produce energy from waste, and locating and fixing leaking water mains throughout the city.
Sprehe is a long-time advocate committed to cleaning up the Bay, contributing to a toolbox of cutting edge resources to address nutrient loading and improve water quality. Sprehe’s innovative leadership has helped position KCI as a strong partner for the Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership. He joined the organization’s trade mission for Singapore International Water Week in July, helping to design the Maryland pavilion that showcased a 360 degree approach to addressing water issues and provided Asian business leaders with insights on the lessons learned from Maryland’s management of the Chesapeake Bay. The firm’s work helping urban and rural municipalities address utility upgrades, renewable energy and nutrient management positions KCI as a great resource to address similar needs abroad. Sprehe has taken his message of environmental stewardship to the Balkans in Europe and several Caribbean island nations.
Sprehe joined KCI in 1997, assuming the role of vice president and head of the environmental division. In 2002, he was promoted to senior vice president and now serves as environmental discipline manager. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980, Sprehe returned for a master’s in civil engineering. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and a certified examiner for the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He currently serves on the advisory board of Johns Hopkins University. Sprehe is a resident of Timonium, Md.
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