We Are Passionate About Driving
In an industry dominated by a 2,000 year old design model, new ideas are more often stifled than adopted. Convergent was created specifically to change that dynamic. Convergent’s principals have decades of experience in developing and delivering problem solving technologies.
Although faced with numerous regulatory, distribution and cultural obstacles to stormwater innovation, Convergent believes that adopting new ideas quickly, and integrating the process of innovation into our stormwater regulation, product development and distribution channels is the only answer to our looming water crisis. The time for accepting the status quo, encouraging regulatory over-prescription, operating on the basis of minimum requirements and stifling innovation is past.
Drawing on years of experience and a diversity of partnerships, Convergent delivers best-in-class systems and services for stormwater management that exceed expectations and recognize that cost-effectiveness is a powerful catalyst for change.
Robert Adair | President
Schooled in architecture, with a career spanning both the construction and high technology industries, Bob has founded, co-founded or led a number of innovative new companies to success at regional, national and international levels, by establishing a dominant footprint in emerging markets.
In the sustainability arena, Bob led the formation of the Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum (HLWSF) in 2007 and has served as its Steering Committee Chair since inception. The HLWSF has been instrumental in the adoption, adaptation and implementation of Low Impact Development in the Houston area and has achieved local, regional and national recognition, from the EPA, and others for its unique, market-driven approach to driving change.
Bob is a multi-term member of the Board of the South Central Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), and is a recipient of that organization’s Sustained Contributor Award. He has served on the Small Business Advisory Council of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the Steering Committee of the Environmental Forum of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors-Houston, the national Stormwater Committee of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) where he was vice chair of the Focus on Innovation subcommittee, and currently serves on the Advisory Committee of the national Stormwater Technology Testing and Evaluation for Product and Practices (STEPP) Workgroup led by WEF and the USEPA. He’s also currently serving on the Board of Cy-Fair Christian Church.
He’s the proud father of a remarkable ‘cyber warrior’ son, the loving husband of a beautiful Venezuelana, and an avid sailor “with a Caribbean soul [he] can barely control.”
W. Scott Gorneau, P.E. | VP
As Vice President of Stormwater for Convergent Water Technologies, Mr. Gorneau is responsible for managing accounts seeking to grow their businesses by offering innovative green infrastructure\low impact stormwater solutions that enable new applications and raise the bar on performance, cost effectiveness and verification.
Earning a BS in Biological Systems Engineering in 1996 and a MS in Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering in 1998 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provided the necessary knowledge for Gorneau to launch his career into the technical sales and the specified engineered products industry. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Maine and New Hampshire, and a Maine Certified Stormwater Inspector.
Growing up in Maine, he was fortunate to experience an abundance of natural resources in both summer and winter. He is an avid fishermen, outdoorsman and “defender” of natural resources. He and his wife of 23 years have been blessed with two remarkable children.
Convergent Water Technologies (CWT) is headquartered in Houston, TX and was founded in 2011 to address the urgent need for innovative stormwater management solutions. Convergent Water Technologies delivers cost-effective systems and services designed to overcome water management challenges.
Walt Stein, P.E. | Director of Stormwater Solutions-West
Walt brings his 28 years of Civil Engineering and water quality design and treatment experience to the West for Convergent Water Technologies. Walt has extensive experience in planning and designing stormwater management solutions for municipalities and private developments that emphasize compliant Low Impact Design (LID), and Green Infrastructure (GI), systems for both stormwater quality and volume control.
Walt is a licensed professional Civil Engineer in the States of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington and previously achieved Grade IV Drinking Water Treatment Certicate in the State of California. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on water resources. He honorably served to the rank of Captain in the US Army Combat Engineers.
Walt took an early interest in water resources and stormwater management in his youth, changing irrigation pipe in his family’s orchards in the Santa Clara Valley, CA before school. He is always looking for a better, more efficient way to get quality water where it needs to be.