Title: Water Quality Research and Development Manager
Company: Southern Nevada Water Authority
Location: Boulder City, Nevada, United States
David J. Rexing, Water Quality Research and Development Manager at Southern Nevada Water Authority, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in chemistry.
Mr. Rexing became involved in his profession because of his undergraduate work in chemistry. He had a great professor in organic chemistry and, during his senior year, the professor came up to him and asked if he wanted to explore the waterworks industry. He had no clue what it was, but then his professor explained that it combines chemistry, physics, microbiology, and other sciences. He decided to intern in the field and it revealed to him how interesting it was and that it is beneficial to every individual. People expect to get good quality water 24/7, which Mr. Rexing is proud to give that benefit to the general population. Mr. Rexing earned a Bachelor of Arts in public works from the University of Evansville in 1972. He then took postgraduate coursework and became a graduate research assistant at the University of Arizona from 1972 to 1975. From there, he received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nevada in 1981.
Mr. Rexing’s career highlight is his patent in his field, which is solely in his name. It optimized a process in the waterworks field that advanced the knowledge based on the field. He began his career as a chemist for the Evansville Waterworks Plant from 1970 to 1972. In 1975, he joined the Southern Nevada Water Authority and is still with them to this day. He started as a lab services manager and stayed in that position until 2000, which is when he became the water quality research and development manager. As a testament to his success, Mr. Rexing received a Certificate of Appreciation from the American Water Works Association in 1988 and 1990. Further, in 1988, he earned an Academy Achievement Award from the American Water Works Association as well. He has been inducted as a member of various esteemed organizations, including the American Water Works Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and Kappa Mu Epsilon. Mr. Rexing is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists. He is also listed in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the West.
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