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Process engineer added Steve Reusser has joined Ayres Associates as senior process engineer, bringing many years of experience in wastewater and water engineering and plant operation and management, most recently with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in Wisconsin. Reusser has been responsible for process control and programming, as well as operation supervision at Madison’s wastewater treatment plant, serving the Madison metropolitan area and surrounding communities. He has participated in planning, design, and start-up for multiple facility upgrades at MMSD as well as water and wastewater facility projects for small communities and tribal entities. In Ayres’ Eau Claire office, he will provide water and wastewater treatment design services as well as operational assistance to communities throughout the Midwest. Reusser is a frequent speaker at technical conferences, sharing his cutting-edge knowledge of new technology. He has participated in many research studies with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including fine bubble diffuser oxygen transfer efficiency, activated sludge nitrification/denitrification, clarifier performance, biological phosphorous removal, digester performance with the addition of whey, the use of ferric chloride to control struvite production in anaerobic digesters, comparison of anaerobic digestion processes, struvite formation and mitigation strategies, digester foaming mitigation strategies, and piloting very low-level nitrogen and phosphorous discharge treatment strategies. Educated at Oklahoma State University, Reusser holds a master’s degree in bioenvironmental engineering and a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and is a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Advanced Certified Wastewater Operator. Reusser’s commitment to the industry is evident in his memberships in the Wisconsin Wastewater Operators’ Association (WWOA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF)/Central States Water Environment Association (CSWEA). He is a past participant and chairman for several committees of WWOA and WEF/CSWEA. Project manager joins Ayres Curtis Hulterstrum has joined Ayres Associates as a senior project manager in the Waukesha office, bringing decades of experience in water resources engineering. His floodplain management planning, stormwater management planning and design, and floodplain and stormwater regulatory compliance experience will benefit Ayres Associates’ clients in southeastern Wisconsin and throughout the firm. His experience in the consulting industry and in the public sector includes drainage system design, bridge and culvert hydraulics, construction site erosion control, stormwater and floodplain regulatory compliance, and computer modeling. He will impart invaluable knowledge as he mentors junior staff. Hulterstrum holds a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered pr