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Neptune's DiLaura announces retirement


Don Deemer has been promoted to President of Neptune Technology Group replacing current President, Charles (Chuck) DiLaura, who retires at the end of 2017. Chuck will support Don as President Emeritus to facilitate a smooth leadership transition with customers, partners, and employees. Neptune Technology Group is based in Tallassee, AL and provides solutions to maximize water utilities resources through “smart” systems for metering and data collection.

Don joined the executive management team for Neptune in June 2005 as Vice President of Sales and was recently promoted to Executive Vice President. Don has a keen insight for utility customers, beginning his career in the industry 29 years ago in the Electric Metering Division of Schlumberger. He held multiple leadership positions in sales and marketing management, including international responsibilities as the General Manager for the Integrated Metering Services group in the UK. Don is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

After 40 years of service to Neptune Technology Group and the water industry, Charles (Chuck) DiLaura has announced his plans to retire from Neptune at the end of 2017. Chuck began his career with Neptune as a sales trainee and held multiple leadership roles in the company, taking the helm as President in 2001.
Providing for the water needs of people is a passion for Chuck. During his ten years as a board member and chairman of Water for People, he traveled the globe to help organizations promote sustainable development of high quality drinking water and sanitation services. Chuck then served two years as the Chairman of the Ambassadors Program which encourages involvement and support from all past Water for People Board members. For his legacy of service, Chuck was awarded Water For People’s distinguished Ken Miller Award.


Chuck is a lifetime member of AWWA (American Water Works Association) having joined in 1978. He currently serves on the board of directors for Hope Inspired Ministries (HIM), which prepares and equips low-skilled, poorly educated, and chronically unemployed to obtain and maintain employment—training them not only for the job, but instilling invaluable life skills.

Chuck is an appointed member of the Alabama Workforce Council, an advisory body that reviews potential policies, recommends structure and alignment, and develops innovative educational programming critical to providing a strong workforce. Chuck is also a board member on the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, supporting sponsorships of key initiatives such as the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, River Region Economic Summit, and Diversity Summit. Additionally, Chuck has supported groups such as the United Way and Relay for Life, while sponsoring Auburn University’s BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition, in which several Neptune engineers volunteer as mentors to the local middle school and high school teams each year.

We thank Chuck for his years of service to the customers, employees and shareholders of Neptune Technology Group and his continued dedication during the transition to ensure the success of the future organization.

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