Carl E. Janson
Retired/ Past President
Carl joined Riordan in February 1984 and is one of the principals of the firm and has been President since 1995. He has a BS degree from Albright College in Biology/Environmental Science and has also completed additional courses at Penn State University and also with the American Management Association. Prior to joining Riordan Materials, Carl was Manager of Sales and Marketing for Met-Pro Corporation’s Systems Division of Harleysville, PA. Carl has been active in PWEA and is a Past President of PWEA and past Secretary-Treasurer. He currently serves as the Nominating Committee Chair for PWEA, Stockholm Jr. Water Prize Committee Chair and as a member of the Industrial Wastes Committee (past Chair). He is also active in the NJWEA and currently chairs the South Section Membership Committee, Trustee for the South Jersey Section NJWEA and is co-chair of their Affiliates Committee. He also serves as the PA Water Environment Federation (WEF) Delegate (completing his third three year term), and as a past Trustee on the WEF Board of Trustees. He is a member of the WEF Public Communications Committee, WEF Stockholm Junior Water Prize Committee, Manufacturers and Representatives Committee, and Chair of the MARC Engineering Procurement Subcommittee. Carl is also on the Board of Directors for the Eastern PA Water Pollution Control Operators Association and is also a Past President of EPWPCOA. Carl is the Chair of the EPWPCOA Information Technology Committee. Carl also served as the President of the Philadelphia MANA (Manufacturers Agents of North America) Chapter.
He is also a member of ASCE, PA AWWA, NJ AWWA, CPWQA, WPWPCA, and AWRA. He has been honored with PWEA Ted Moses High Hat Award (Sludge Shovelers), PWEA Membership Recruiter Award, WEF Sidney Bedell Award, PWEA Yenchko Meritorious Service Award, Roy F. Weston Award, PWEA Golden Manhole Society Award, NJWEA Sludge Shovelers, NJWEA Golden Manhole Society, EPWPCOA Bud Fricker Individual Service Award, EPWPCOA Life Membership, and the EPWPCOA David H. Schulte, Sr. Memorial Award. He is an Eagle Scout and also has been active with the Boy Scouts in various leadership positions. He has participated in the last two BSA National Jamborees as a volunteer at WEF’s Conservation Trail Exhibit. Carl is also Vice President of the South Jersey Section of the Mercedes Benz Club of America and also serves as the Newsletter Editor for the Jersey Star. Carl serves on the Albright College Alumni Board of Directors.
Carl has two children, a son Chris who is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame in Architecture and also has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning/Design from UC Berkley. Chris is married and is an Associate for an urban design/architectural firm based in Oakland, California and is currently working in Dallas. He has his Professional Architect (PA) Certification. His daughter Kim is a Cardiologist in the Philadelphia area and is married. Carl enjoys spending time with his Grandson and two Granddaughters. Carl also enjoys volunteering, spinning, cycling and computers. He has participated in several MS150 Cycle Rides.