Jeff began his career in the waterworks field in 1978 after graduating from Drake University with a bachelor's degree in Management/Economics. He founded R.J. Fischer and Associates in 1983 and remained a one-man firm until 1999 when he formed a partnership with Dave Harris and their new company, Fischer, Harris & Associates. He has been a member of AWWA since 1978 and was recently made a Life Member. He has chaired several committees within the Illinois Section including MAC, Tapping Contest, Taste Contest and Distribution. Jeff was a board member of the Illinois Section AWWA for several years and served as Section Chair in 2006. He served on the Board of Directors to National AWWA from 2007 to 2009.
Jeff is a member of several potable water operator groups in Illinois, and active with the AWWA and Rural Water Associations in several neighboring states. In Wisconsin he is currently serving on the Section's Distribution Committee. Within the Wisconsin Rural Water Association, Jeff was awarded the Associate Member of the Year in 2003 and inducted into the Society of Water Professionals in 2004. He received AWWA's Fuller Award in 2007 and the Kenneth Miller Award in 2008.
Jeff has provided engineer and operator training in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Wisconsin. He is active in the Water for People charity in conjunction with the Mid Central Water Works golf outing raising thousands of dollars per year at this event.
Dave Harris, Partner
Dave is a veteran sales and marketing professional with over 25 years experience in the waterworks and gas industries. Dave holds a degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his proven competency and success in territory management, his contributions as a direct employee at Smith-Blair include assisting in the development of product designs now considered as industry standards.
Before Smith-Blair, Dave built upon his existing base of experience as an employee of a manufacturers' representative firm in Minnesota. Dave is a member of AWWA, and active in the Minnesota Section's finance and MAC committees. He is a member of Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin Rural Water where he is a committee member for the Sportsmans Raffle.
Tim has extensive experience and contacts within the municipal and contractor segments of our business. He is an active volunteer in several professional trade associations and has been the Chair of the South Suburban Water Works Association.
His primary focus is to develop business from the "trenches" through direct calls on the people who work with our products on a daily basis. His high drive and work ethic make Tim a valuable asset to our organization.
Joel Boy Joel is the latest addition to our team and comes to us with a great deal of experience is several phases of the utility field. Joel will be covering the fast growing western portion of our territory from his home in Sioux Falls. Maryann Kucera
Maryann is a graduate accountant who has worked as a CPA, as office manager for a building contractor and in retail sales. Maryann has a strong work ethic and a detailed mind. She acts as office manager and helps out with sales support. Her work on the inside allows Jeff, Dave, Tim and John to concentrate on outside sales endeavors.
Professionally Representing the Manufacturer since 1983