Our Leadership

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Chip Callegari – President, Chief Executive Officer

Chip Callegari has been in the water industry all his life, first mowing facilities and cleaning drying beds since age 8 as the son of the founder and President of AM-TEX Corp. Eventually he began reading meters and working on backhoe crews and assisting operating facilities. He has also worked as a customer service representative for AM-TEX. Chip earned a BA in communications from Texas Christian University and was hired on at Hays Utility Service for 5 years as an Area Manager before co-founding TNG Utility Corp, where he is the CEO and President. Chip has served as a director on Dowdell PUD for 8 years and is currently on the board serving Harris County MUD 1.

 

Dave TNGDavid Wright – Vice President, General Manager

David Wright has also been in the water industry the majority of his life, working at Hays Utility Service for 25 years since he was 18 years old. David has obtained double B licenses in water and wastewater operations by the state of Texas and is a licensed Master Plumber. David has served as laborer, operator, equipment operator, operations manager, and construction manager while at Hays Utility. David is a co-founder and now the General Manager at TNG Utility and currently serves on the AWBD Water Smart committee. David has served as a director for Harris County MUD 82 for 12 years and Harris County MUD 407 for 5 years.

 

Bill_CBill Callegari – Director of Special Projects

Bill Callegari is the father of Chip Callegari and is retired but still helps with special projects for the company and its districts. Bill was the founder of AM-TEX Corporation which was later sold to ST Environmental Services. He served as State Representative in the Texas Legislature for the Katy and Cy-Fair areas for 14 years and has served, chaired and co-chaired many committees including Parks and Wildlife, Natural Resources, and many more. Bill is an advocate for the water industry and is a co-founder of AWBD. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and holds double “A” water and wastewater operator licenses from the State of Texas. He has an agricultural engineering degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s in civil engineering from the University of Houston.

 

Tom Goldstein – Controller

Tom has served as a controller for over 20 years in various industries before joining TNG in 2010. He has a finance degree from Texas State University.

 

JC Reno – North Area Manager

JC has been in water and wastewater for over 10 years with various firms including the City of Conroe and Department of Defense where he operated water and wastewater treatment plans on military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a double BB certified groundwater and wastewater operator in the State of Texas. JC has served as Field Coordinator for TNG Utility for 2 years as well as as an operator.

 

Steve Reifel – South Area Manager

Steve is a double B licensed operator for the State of Texas and has been an operator for Severn Trent for 8 years. Steve served as Senior Operator while at Severn Trent for 3 years and has been an operator with Severn Trent and Southwest Water for over 11 years. He has been a Field Coordinator for TNG Utility for 4 years before becoming an Area Manager.

 

Phillip Dautrich – West Area Manager

Phillip Dautrich is no stranger to the West Houston Area.  He is a lifelong resident of the Katy area and has a wealth of knowledge on the growth and change that is taking place in West Houston. Though Phillip is new to the water industry, he brings over 20 years of experience in the management field. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and his expertise lies within developing and initiating programs as well as individual development and creating productive teams.