Mr. Olsen has had a long and distinguished career in the
water treatment industry. Today, he is widely recognized as a leading
water technology consultant, lecturer, and author.
Mr. Olsen, a 1980 graduate of the University of Minnesota, served
as General Manager for a leading water treatment equipment manufacturer
and is the founder of several water consulting organizations, including
Cartwright, Olsen and Associates and Midwest Water Engineering,
firms that have helped clients around the world in environmental
performance verification programs, technology development, market
research and business planning.
He has served as the principle investigator for numerous technical
studies, technology/product development initiatives, and performance
verification studies for both private and public (regulatory) sectors.
He has authored numerous papers that have served to advance the
industry's knowledge of fluid separation, filtration, disinfection,
and chemical adsorption processes. Technologies of primary expertise
include: Membrane separation (RO, NF, UF, MF), Ozone and UV disinfection,
and Adsorption/Filtration technologies. He holds several patent
claims in the area of ozonation and water filtration system design.
Mr. Olsen has served as President and Regent for the Minnesota Water
Quality Association and is a member of the International Ozone Association,
American Water Works Association, Rural Water Association, Groundwater
Association, and the International Water Quality Association where
he has chaired their Educational Services, and Ozone Technology
Committees and has served on their Professional Certification Committee,
Science Advisory Board, and Board of Regents.
Mr. Olsen has published numerous technical papers, co-authored several
book chapters and is an often sought after lecturer. He also serves
as an expert advisor to the United States Environmental Protection
Agency and is the recipient of the Award of Merit from both the
Minnesota and International Water Quality Associations for his leadership,
and contributions toward the advancement of the water quality improvement