Our May 2014 Speaker – Dr. Greg Quist, President of the Rincon del Diablo Water Board

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 Greg Quist was elected to the Rincon del Diablo Mutual Water District Board of Directors in 1990 and has served continuously since then in a variety of capacities – including Treasurer, Vice President, and currently as President.  Between 1996 and 2008 Greg served as Rincon’s representative to the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and has been active in the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), serving on the Water Quality Committee as Vice Chair of the Safe Drinking Water Subcommittee and currently on the Groundwater Committee.  Greg was elected by Orange and San Diego County ACWA members as Chair of Region 10 and subsequently served on the ACWA Board of Directors.  Greg helped found and chaired the Economic Study Group, a group of nine North San Diego County water agencies, that was successful in gaining water rate savings of nearly $2 million per year from the SDCWA.

After working in the aerospace and defense industries for 12 years, mostly at SAIC, Greg caught the entrepreneurial bug and founded a series of high technology start-up companies, most recently co-founding Escondido-based Hadronex nine years ago with his business partner, David Drake.   Hadronex designs, manufactures and sells wireless telemetry and sensing systems to utilities and commercial businesses in the US and around the world.

Greg attended Yale College in New Haven, CT where he played football and baseball while earning a B.S. in astrophysics.  Looking for better weather, he received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Santa Barbara.  Greg holds 14 US and international patents and has been involved in applied technology for more than 35 years. He is an active member of the American Physical Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Water Works Association, and the Water Environment Federation.

Greg is a member of New Life PCA in Escondido and previously served as Deacon and Treasurer of the Escondido United Reformed Church.  Married for 28 years, Greg and Cindy have two grown children who attended local schools. Greg has been active in youth sports as a coach, and enjoys fly fishing, golf, tennis, basketball, hiking and running in his elusive free time.

 

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