Technology company Ovarro has announced the appointment of Barbara Hathaway as its new technology leader specialising in leakage solutions.
Hathaway joined the technology company 27 years ago as a software engineer for Primayer, which was acquired by Ovarro in 2019. After working as customer services manager and technical services director, she became vice-president of engineering in 2020. In this newly created role, Barbara will lead and develop Ovarro’s technology strategy and roadmap for leakage solutions.
She said that the last two years have been a challenging time for the electronics industry with supply chain shortages impacting the entire sector. With these problems starting to ease, Ovarro can renew focus on researching and developing next generation leakage reduction technologies for the global water sector.
She said, “By liaising with others in the industry, I hope to drive through technological ideas and collaborations which will support utilities with their leakage strategies. The world population is increasing and with this, demand for water.
“Widespread loss through leaking pipes is no longer acceptable in the eyes of the public and regulators and water companies must ensure they get maximum efficiency out of their assets.”
Companies are now more willing to consider new ways of working, with many embracing Ovarro acoustic fixed network loggers, she added.
“It is a very exciting time for water technology, I am thrilled to be leading Ovarro’s drive to help utilities conserve water supplies by developing advanced leakage reduction services.”
Ovarro CEO David Frost said, “This newly created role places her at the heart of our efforts to bring next generation products and services to the water industry globally.”