Bio: Kevin Patel

Kevin Patel, PE, MBA
ISA Members Liaison
& Symposium Program Committee

Phone: (214) 346-2800

Automation Engineer & Project Manager
CDM  Smith – Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas office

An automation engineer and project manager, Kevin Patel, P.E. began his career as a co-op student with CDM while earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2003. It was during this time that Kevin was introduced to supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), remote telemetry units (RTUs), distributed control systems (DCS), and human machine interfaces (HMIs). In addition to learning valuable lessons – such as, PLCs that require 24 volts don’t like getting 120VAC signals — the opportunity to break down complex algorithms and develop operator friendly graphics using his own creativity, resulted in Kevin being hooked on automation.

In 2011, Kevin received an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. Over the last 9 years, he has led and managed some of CDM’s most highly technical application projects while utilizing extensive quality control procedures on both new and existing plants. Kevin’s experience includes designing, integrating and programming instrumentation and control (I&C) systems primarily for water and wastewater treatment facilities. He is a current member of the ISA101, ISA105, ISA106 and ISA18 committees related to HMI, testing, automation, and alarming and looks forward to serving on the WWAC Symposium Program Committee.