Robert Thompson

General Manager
Orange County Sanitation District

Robert (Rob) Thompson is the General Manager (GM) for the Orange County Sanitation District (OC San). Mr. Thompson has been with OC San since 1995. 

Prior to becoming the General Manager, he was the Assistant General Manager overseeing the Operations & Maintenance and Engineering departments. 

He has served in many capacities for OC San including Manager of the Process Controls Division to oversee the maintenance, installation and programming of OC San’s SCADA system and programmable logic controllers; Engineering Manager overseeing the instrumentation shops, electrical shops and power generation plants; and Engineering Manager overseeing Asset Management and Engineering Planning, and Director of Engineering. 

Prior to joining OC San, Mr. Thompson worked for The Ralph M. Parsons Company as a senior engineer and project manager on several major oil field projects in Prudhoe Bay Alaska, refinery projects in Philadelphia, PA, and coordinated world-wide sulfur technology sales.

Mr. Thompson is a registered Electrical Engineer and Civil Engineer in the States of California. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Long Beach State.  

OC San provides regional wastewater service to 2.6 million residents, with an annual operating and capital budget of approximately $450 million. OC San and the Orange County Water District have jointly developed the Groundwater Replenishment System, the world's largest water purification system for indirect potable reuse, producing 130 million gallons per day of drinking-quality water.