Laurie Reynolds – Managing Director
Laurie Reynolds is a Chartered Systems Engineer; he spent 30 years with Thames Water, the largest water utility in UK, as an automation and asset management specialist. Projects included the London Water Control Centre and Ring Main which transformed the supply of water to London from a manual intensive process with high losses and inefficiency, to a demand-driven, automated process coordinated from a state-of-the art control centre. Over 3000 flow and pressure sensors were installed throughout London and the Thames Valley monitoring the distribution network, the project won a water industry innovation award for pressure and leakage management. Laurie also managed the delivery of a programme to automate 350 wastewater treatment plants and 750 wastewater pumping stations, and automation of one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Europe.
Subsequent to Thames Water he worked as a consultant in pumping, pipelines and process optimisation, and Technical Director of a new start-up company developing a unique model-based condition monitoring system for critical motor-driven applications such as pumps. He was also responsible for development of asset management and standards for critical power systems in a major UK telecommunications company.
He set up Aquamatix in 2011 to complete the work he began in Thames to try to introduce reusable, modular, reusable standard software for water management. This led to a position where he recognised the potential of Internet of Things in 2012 and developed the WaterWorX platform which is Aquamatix's flagship SaaS service.