Experience

A Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Mr. Piazza has more than 40 years experience in providing weather data to utilities, municipalities, businesses, industry groups, government agencies and others.In addition to CEO, Mr. Piazza serves as chief meteorologist for Murray and Trettel, a private firm that provides industry-specific, real-time forecasts, meteorological and environmental monitoring, weather data management, and weather instrument services. He has served as expert witness and consultant for weather-related litigation and accident investigations on numerous cases, providing testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Piazza specializes in reconstructing weather events for a specific time and location, and determining the severity of weather parameters for individual utility outages.

Credentials

  • Certified Consulting Meteorologist
  • Certified Small Wind Site Assessor, Midwest Renewable Energy Association 2012 – 12015
  • Graduate Studies, Graduate School of Business, Management Information Systems,Northern Illinois University, 1980 – 1983
  • Computer Programming, College of Lake County, IL, 1979 – 1980
  • Management Supplemental Training, U.S. Air Force, 1971 – 1975
  • BS, Meteorology, Parks College of Aeronautical Technology of St. Louis University, 1971
  • Dale Carnegie Course on Effective Speaking and Human Relations

Affiliations/Awards

  • American Meteorological Society
    • Professional Member, 1971 – Present
    • Chicago Chapter, Member, 1976 – Present
    • Chicago Chapter, President, 1995 – 1996o
    • Project Atmosphere, Atmospheric Education, 1997 – 2001
  • Commercial Weather Services Association, Member, 2003 – 2006
  • Keeping America Strong Award, Heartbeat of America

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