Nicholas Claudio Joins Freese and Nichols as Instrumentation and Controls Technical Leader

Nicholas Claudio, P.E., PMP, an electrical engineer with over 16 years of experience in the remote management of water and wastewater facilities, has joined Freese and Nichols as our Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Technical Leader.

Nick, who is based in Central Florida, is skilled in alarm system management, high-performance human-machine interaction (HMI), and Control System Engineering and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, or SCADA. His experience in this field will help us expand our line of services, including SCADA/OT master planning, HMI style guide creation, alarm management, programmable logic controller (PLC) standards, expanded design services, PLC programming, HMI programming, telemetry and cybersecurity.

As many of our clients and colleagues know, SCADA and I&C occur at the end of the project’s timeline and are often delayed. Thanks to Nick, Freese and Nichols can bring SCADA and I&C in-house. This will let us guide and assist our clients at every stage of wastewater projects, helping the firm ensure quality, avoid costly delays, and perform integration quickly and efficiently.

Nick’s unique skillset will also allow us to offer additional services to monitor energy usage, which can help our clients to become more efficient than ever before. Freese and Nichols will also be able to better monitor data points and gain insights into processes and performance to improve maintenance.

Nick’s career in engineering began in the nineties when he heard the message that computers would change the world. While studying computer engineering and technology and electrical engineering in college, Nick found his passion: being able to use computers to make things happen in the real world. This led him to earn his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University, kickstarting his current career in control systems.

Nick serves as the chair of the Automation Committee for the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association. In addition, he is a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a Registered Professional Engineer in 10 states.