James Edward Smith II is a certified water pollution control operator and has excelled in his role as the president of Aquapure Technologies Inc. since 1990.
CHARLOTTE, NC, November 27, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mr. Smith with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Smith celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Catawba College in 1972 and a Master of Science from the University of North Carolina in 1982, Mr. Smith embarked upon a career in the fields of chemistry and microbiology. He is a certified water pollution control operator and has excelled in his role as the president of Aquapure Technologies Inc. since 1990. Aquapure Technologies designs, builds and maintains industrial water treatment systems for a variety of industries. Mr. Smith is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry, the American Radio Relay League and Sigma Xi.
Prior to his role with the aforementioned company, Mr. Smith was the general manager of Hydro Systems Inc. in Gastonia from 1985 to 1990. He had also been a manager of water and wastewater at the Perkinson Co. Inc. from 1984 to 1985, and from 1974 until 1984 he worked as an environmental and analytical chemist on behalf of the city of Charlotte. Additionally, Mr. Smith was an adjunct research associate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte from 1982 to 1985 and was an environmental consultant at Smith Associates from 1985 to 1990.
Drawing inspiration from his mother, who presented him with a handwritten laboratory manual during his first grade studies, Mr. Smith eagerly pursued a hobby in chemistry. In high school, his interests blossomed into a fascination with microbiology. He was hired as a lab technician at age 23, and was given his own lab six months later. Throughout the length of his career, Mr. Smith has been inspired by the likes of Dr. Daniel E. Kirk, a professor of biology at Catawba College, Dr. Marian Hume, a professor at Wingate College, Dr. James D. Oliver of the University of North Carolina and Dr. Robert Y. George at the biomedical institute.
Mr. Smith has been able to pursue his passion worldwide, and transported his laboratory to the jungles of South America and Africa. He has operated as much as 8,600 meters deep in the ocean, and at a height of 7,000+. He worked just south of the North Pole’s magnetic pole at negative 48 degrees and, contrariwise, at a temperature of 125. Mr. Smith has taken great pleasure in his work, no matter the conditions, or the location.
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