Ovarro announces Barbara Hathaway as leakage technology leader

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Ovarro announces Barbara Hathaway as leakage technology leader

Ovarro has announced the appointment of Barbara Hathaway as its new technology leader specialising in leakage solutions. 

Barbara 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, “The last two years have been an incredibly challenging time for the electronics industry with supply chain shortages impacting the entire sector.  

“Thankfully, these problems are starting to ease, which means we can renew focus on researching and developing next generation leakage reduction technologies for the global water sector. By liaising with others in the industry, I hope to quickly drive through exciting 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. 

“This means companies are more willing to consider new ways of working, with many embracing our acoustic fixed network loggers. We are now looking at how our products and services can advance further to have an even greater impact on leakage targets and environmental performance. 

“It is a very exciting time for water technology - I’m thrilled to be leading Ovarro’s drive to help utilities conserve water supplies by developing advanced leakage reduction services.” 

Ovarro chief executive David Frost said “I am delighted to announce Barbara Hathaway as Ovarro’s new leakage technology leader.  

“Her knowledge and experience of leakage technology is unsurpassed and this newly created role places her at the heart of our efforts to bring next generation products and services to the water industry globally.”