Dr. Andrew P. Fraher

Dr. Andrew P. Fraher
DBA Alumnus
Consultant/Adjunct Faculty at Queens University

Background

Andrew recently retired, having worked for more than thirty years in the water and wastewater transport and treatment industry in various regional and global capacities including sales, engineering, marketing and business development. Andrew’s most recent role focused on developing and implementing strategies to grow Xylem's municipal and industrial business in the US water and wastewater markets by working with customers to deploy higher order, integrated solutions to solve complex transport and treatment challenges. Andrew currently works as a consultant to the water industry and as adjunct faculty at Queens University in Charlotte teaching Sales Management in the McColl School of Business. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration, both from the University of Connecticut. Andrew is also a Lean Six Sigma Certified Blackbelt, and enjoys time traveling, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.    

Research Interest

Andrew's research interests included studying the impacts of government material sourcing mandates, specifically as they apply to publicly funded water and wastewater infrastructure projects. These mandates include Buy America, Buy American, American Iron and Steel and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, elements of which are being considered for inclusion in the legislation currently being reviewed in Congress, and are one of the critical elements in President Trump’s campaign promise to bring increased employment to the United States through the implementation of these mandates. His research focused on whether or not these mandates achieve the objective of more manufacturing employment in the US while still ensuring utilities can obtain process technologies that enable them to meet the economic and regulatory expectations of their stakeholders.

Dissertation

Economic and Political Uncertainty and the Effects of Organizational Integration, Volume Flexibility, and Redundancy on Reliability and Delivery for Water Utilities