Walt has more than 25 years of experience in sales, sales management, marketing, and product development in the controls
and instrumentation industry both for process instruments and environmental controls, including Executive Committee experience
in three companies. Walt currently is serving as Editor-in-Chief of CONTROL.
He served as Principal of Spitzer and
Boyes LLC, as an expert at business transformation for small to medium-sized companies. He provided strategic planning, organizational
development, business re-organization and electronic business re-engineering services for companies from roughly $5 million
to roughly $100 million in revenues per year. Walt has served both the profit and not-for-profit business sectors.
of Walt's proudest accomplishments is the R&D100 Award he shared with four other product development team members for
development of a novel flow meter for use in wastewater. In addition, he is considered an authority on business-to-business
marketing and on electronic commerce in the business-to-business arena.
Walt was Senior Contributing Editor for Industrial
Marketing Practitioner magazine and Contributing Editor for Flow Control magazine. He was the Editor of The Instrumentation
Reference Book, 3rd Edition, published by Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing. He co-authored, with Shari Worthington of Telesian
Technologies, eBusiness in Manufacturing: Putting the Internet to Work in the Industrial Enterprise, published by ISA Press.
Both books are available from the publishers and from Amazon.com. Walt was a founder and director of the CorgiAid foundation
and served for eight years as its president. He also served for many years as a volunteer, and as Vice President of Publications
for ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society, and is Past President of the Seattle Section, ISA. Currently,
Walt is a member of the Editorial Committee of Jim Baen's UNIVERSE, the first new major science fiction e-magazine to
be started in years by a major publisher.