Our Leadership

Chip Callegari – President, Chief Executive Officer

Chip 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, Harris County MUD 1, Harris County MUD #366 and is currently serving on Fort Bend County MUD 134A.

Bill 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.

Philip Dautrich – General Manager

Phillip 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 joined the water industry in 2016, 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. Phillip currently serves as President of Montgomery County MUD 150

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.

Steve Reifel – East Area Manager

Steve is a double B licensed operator in 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.

Doug Jeffrey – NorthArea Manager

Doug entered the water industry in 2017 and has quickly become a great asset. He has a B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University and his previous work experiences helped develop skills in process control, program development and implementation, leadership development, staff support and management, and customer relations.

Claudine Pacioni – West Area Manager

Claudine has been in the water industry for over 15 years, joining TNG in 2022. Originally hailing from Buffalo, NY, she has made Houston her home since 1991. Claudine holds a B.S. and M.B.A. in Business Administration from SUNY at Buffalo. She has held positions as Client Relations Manager, Area Manager and Branch Manager with other Operations companies. Claudine currently serves as Vice President of HC MUD 287.

Kristi Budzinski – Customer Service Manager

Kristi joined TNG in 2018 after serving 22 years active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a Marine First Sergeant. She has extensive experience in administrative management and human resources to ensure professional, courteous service to your customers.

Tarynn Fossati– Compliance Manager

Tarynn graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2022 with a B.S. degree in Geology. She has worked for various water companies, most recently TNG Utility, assisting in the compliance departments while attending the university and was promoted to Compliance Manager shortly after she graduated.