David Pierre, is vice president of SPL Consulting Services at Special Pathogens Laboratory. He is an expert in New York City and state regulations for Legionella risk management and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188. An ASSE/IAPMO/ANSI 12080 Certified Legionella Water Safety Specialist, Pierre has overseen the development of more than 300 water safety and management plans and risk assessments for healthcare, hospitality, commercial and industrial facilities. His background includes an understanding of the physical conditions for Legionella and waterborne pathogens in premise plumbing and cooling towers. He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.