Director of Operations

ToryTory Wagoner is a Principal and Director of Operations at Cavanaugh. He has been with Cavanaugh for 18 years, and fulfills many roles including Director of Surveying, IT Manager and Principal Designer. Tory earned his Civil Engineering Degree from North Carolina State University in 1998 and maintains both his Professional Engineering & Professional Surveying Licenses in the State of North Carolina.

Solving problems is Tory’s passion and he analyzes our clients’ current operations facilitating strategic approaches to achieve operational optimization and stewardship of resources in both of our company’s main focus areas of Non-Revenue Water and Bioenergy.  He helps our water clients to develop a roadmap toward improved Water Resources Management by identifying water loss, metering deficiencies, leakage, and non-revenue water and then conceptualizes, designs and implements training programs to help them analyze performance indicators, leading them toward revenue recovery through improved water efficiency. Our bioenergy clients have discovered that Tory’s attention to detail, experience in feasibility analyses and project management, Information Technology (IT) expertise, hands on waste-to-energy experiences, and abilities to problem solve make him a valuable asset to any team.  Tory is a partner with Cavanaugh, and has been with our firm since 1998; he often educates others through training workshops and presents at conferences nationwide.

Tory has completed Masters Level Water Loss Control training with Allan Lambert, known internationally as the “Godfather of Leakage Control”.  You can learn more about Allan’s industry changing work here.

Outside of his role with Cavanaugh, Tory enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and three daughters, Grace, Claire & Stella. He is an avid swimmer, cyclist and runner and lives a life of suffering along with other N.C. State followers, closely following the ups and downs of Wolfpack Athletics. He is an active member of Maple Springs United Methodist Church.

 

April 12:  NYS AWWA Water Event, Saratoga Springs NY.  “A Non-Revenue Water Tale of Five Cities.”

 

May 3:  AZ Water Conference and Exhibition. Phoenix, AZ. “Launching the M36 Water Audit for Smart Conservation, and “Asheville’s Non-Revenue Water Program – 10 years and Accounting.”

 

June 14:  AWWA ACE 18, Las Vegas, NV.  “A Non-Revenue Tale of Five Cities.”

 

September 12:  WI AWWA Conference, Madison, WI.  “The State to State Domino Effect:  World’s Largest Validated Water Audit Data Set.” “Pioneering Water Loss Control, Several States Advance with Technical Assistance Programs.”  “Asheville Non-Revenue Water Programs:  10 Years and Accounting.”

  

October 30:  AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference, Atlanta, GA. Workshop Presentation: Demystifying Water Loss:  “Gwinnet County Real Loss Component Analysis.”

 

 

 

January 31: Indiana AWWA Spring Conference, Indianapolis, IN.  “NRW in the Fast Lane.”

March 15:  WRRI, Raleigh, NC.  “State to State: A Comparison of Water Loss Training Programs Across Multiple States.”

April 5: NE AWWA Spring Conference & Exhibition, Worcester, MA. “Under Pressure,” and “Non-Revenue Water in Effective Utility Management.”

April 25: NYS AWWA Water Event Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY.  “Water Loss in Effective Utility Management.”

June 13:  AWWA ACE 2017, Philadelphia, PA.  “A Non-Revenue Tale of Five Cities.”   

August 10:  Grand Junction Water and Wastewater Conference, Grand Junction, CO.  Launching the M36 Water Audit for Smart Conservation.”

November 13:  NCAWWA WEA Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC.  “A Non-Revenue Tale of 5 Cities.”

December 5:  North American Water Loss Conference, NAWL 2017, San Diego, CA.  “A Non-Revenue Tale of 5 Cities.”

 

 

January 11:  QWLA Training, in Macon and Savannah, GA.

January 20:  QWLA Training in Marietta, GA.

January 25:  Indiana AWWA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

February 10:  2-Day Wisconsin M36 Water Loss Pilot Training, Cudahy, WI.

March 17:  Water Resources Research Institute Conference, Raleigh, NC. “Lurking in the Background: A Review of the Components of Leakage and Intervention Strategies.”

March 21:  Illinois AWWA WATERCON, Springfield, IL.  ½ Day Workshop: “Turning the Table by Uncovering Hidden Water Loss.”  ½ Day Workshop: “Getting Ahead of Regulatory Mandates:  Refining Techniques to Secure Your Utility from Water Loss.” 

April 12-14:  NYSAWWA Water Event, Saratoga Springs, NY.  “Self-Sustaining Validation: The Nation’s First Water Loss Audit Certification Program.”  “Benchmarking Water Loss Performance: The Death of Unaccounted for Water.”

May 9: Circuit #4 – New Mexico Statewide Water Loss Control Training Program in the cities of Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Espanola.

May 12:  PA AWWA Annual Conference, Bethlehem, PA.  “Lurking in the Background: A Review of the Components of Leakage and Intervention Strategies.”

June 22:  AWWA ACE16 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.  “Lurking in the Background:  A Review of the Components of Leakage and Intervention Strategies.”

July 31-Aug 7:  Water Loss TAP.

August 21-26Various cities.  Workshop:  California Urban Water TAP – Technical Assistance Program – Circuit 1

September 18-19:  Water Loss TAP.

October 5-7:  Water Smart Innovations, Las Vegas, NV.  “NRW in the Fast lane: The Citizens Energy Group Non-Revenue Water Initiative.”

October 13-14: Salt Lake City, Utah.  Utah Water Loss Workshop:  Pilot Utilities Group

November 28 – Dec 3:  Workshop:  Water Loss TAP.

 

March 18: Water Resources Research Institute, Raleigh, NC.  Cavanaugh is holding a Training Workshop on new Water Audit Software.

April 12: NC AWWA-WEA Spring Fling, Wilmington, NC.  “Own the Zone: A Case Study of Water Loss Control,” “Creating a Water Loss Control Program: From Audit to Action,” and “Under Pressure: Managing Water Loss, energy and Asset Life through Optimized Pressure in the Water Network.”

April 20: International Biomass Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  “Waste to Worth: How A Pig Farm Generates Environmental Revenue.”

June 8: AWWA ACE15 Conference, Anaheim, CA.  “Under Pressure:  Managing Water Loss, Energy and Asset Life Through Optimized Pressure in the Water Network.”

July 27:  KY-TN AWWA Conference, Covington, KY.  “Own the Zone: Strategic Water Loss Control through Wideespread DMA Implementation & Pressure Management,” “Next Generation Water Loss Tools – AWWA’s New and Improving Tools and Publications for Water Loss Control,” “Under Pressure: Managing Water Loss, Energy and Asset Life through Optimized Pressure in the Water Network.”

November 17:   NC AWWA Annual Conference, Raleigh, N.C.  “Benchmarking Water loss Performance:  The Death of Unaccounted for Water,”  “State of the States – Emerging Water Loss Regulations and Validated Benchmarks in North America,”  “Is there Any Relief?  A Case Study in Pressure Optimization.”

December 8:    North American Water Loss, College Park, GA. “Is there Any Relief?  A Case Study in Pressure Optimization,” “Strategic Conservation: The City of Asheville’s Comprehensive NRW Program.”

 

March 31-Apr 2: AWWA – Sustainable Water Management Conference, Denver, CO
“State of the States – Emerging Water Loss Regulations in the U.S.”
“Water Loss Insanity – Small Southeast Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”
“Beyond the Mandate – Managing Water Loss is the Right Thing to Do, and It’s Good for Business”

May 2014: AWWA WEA Hawaii Water Conference, Honolulu, HI
“Water Loss Insanity – Small Southeast Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”
“Widespread BMP Implementation: Results of the Georgia Statewide Water Audits and Efficiency Training”
“Making the Business Case for Alternative Meter Reading,”
“Are We The Only Ones Not in The Cloud?”

July 29:  Allen Lambert Water Leakage and Pressure Management Master Class Training held in Llandudno, North Wales: Intensive training with the latest strategies to help utilities improve leakage management performance

September 8: Virginia Water Jam, Hampton Roads, VA, “Making the Business Case for Alternative Meter Reading Technologies.”

September 11: Virginia Water Jam, Hampton Roads, VA, “Water Loss Insanity- Small Southeast Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”

October 28:  AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference, Atlanta, GA, “Making the Business Case for Alternative Meter Reading Technologies.”

November 12:  Catawba Wateree Water Management Workshop, Rock Hill, SC 

November 17:  NCAWWA-WEA Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, “Making the Business Case for Alternative Meter Reading Technologies.”

 

Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering – North Carolina State University

 

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