Steve Mustard

President & CEO
National Automation, Inc.

Steve works with companies to improve their performance through the identification of process bottlenecks and the intelligent introduction of technology to remove them. Steve is originally from the UK and is now based in Houston, Texas, USA. A UK registered Chartered Engineer and European registered Eur Ing with development and management experience in business process automation across multiple sectors. A Fellow of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and an ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP). Former Chairman of the IET’s Americas Regional Board.

Steve Mustard has been in the software development business for over 20 years. Steve’s career has included development of embedded software and hardware for military applications as well as the development of products for the remote control and monitoring of utility assets.

During his career, Steve has gained extensive experience of the benefits of integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), real time processing, decision support and other disparate systems to improve business processes and now couples this with knowledge of the Six Sigma methodology to allow him to analyze existing processes and identify bottlenecks and other issues. Steve’s previous and current client list includes the UK Ministry of Defence, NATO; major utilities such as Anglian Water Services and Sydney Water Corporation; Oil and gas majors such as BG Group and Aera Energy; and leading commercial organizations such as Quintiles Laboratories.



  • 2014 – NIST Cybersecurity Framework Aims To Improve Critical Infrastructure, Power Magazine, February 2014
  • 2009 – The Growth of Wireless Technologies in Process Industries, Water Efficiency magazine, November/December 2009
  • 2009 – Using Technology to Improve Asset Management Processes, Water Efficiency magazine, September/October 2009
  • 2009 – SCADA and Live Pattern Matching, Water Efficiency magazine, July/August 2009
  • 2007 – The business benefits of integrating SCADA and GIS, Distributech conference, San Diego, USA
  • 2007 – Communications conundrum, IET Computing & Control Engineering magazine
  • 2006 – The application of SCADA techniques to deliver vehicle performance information in a reliable and cost effective manner, IEE Automotive Electronics Conference, London, UK
  • 2006 – Security of Distributed Control Systems, IET Computing & Control Engineering magazine
  • 2005 – Pattern matching of live data To implement proactive network management, Computing and Control in the Water Industry (CCWI) conference, Exeter, UK
  • 2005 – The use of SCADA techniques to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness, IMechE Reliability, Maintenance and Condition Monitoring, London, UK
  • 2004 – Technological solutions and innovation, Water UK Traffic Management Conference, London, UK
  • 2004 – How technology developments can help the water industry, Institute of Water Officers forum, Birmingham, UK
  • 2004 – The application of SCADA techniques to deliver vehicle performance information in a reliable and cost-effective manner, ERA Vehicle Electronic Systems conference, Birmingham, UK
  • 2003 – Considerations for future RTU platforms, IEE Computing and Control in the Water Industry, Cambridge, UK
  • 2003 – Using real-time data in managing business - experiences from other industries, SCADA systems in Energy conference
  • 2003 – Integrating supervisory control and IT, European SCADA conference, London, UK
  • 2002 – The demise of a serial story, TCP/IP based multi medium telemetry communications, JRC Utilities Communications Conference, Coventry, UK. Joint paper with Gordon Fyfe of Transco and Dirk Schladebach of Gilat.
  • 2001 – Networking helps cut losses, Water & Waste Treatment magazine
  • 2001 – Anglian Water Leakage Reduction, UK Water Projects 2001
  • 2001 – Anglian Water and LogicaCMG reduce leakage, Computing and Control in the Water Industry 2001, Leicester, UK. Joint paper with Simon Harrison of Anglian Water.
  • 2000 – Matching Communications With Business Strategy in the Utilities Sector, Mobile Communications for Telemetry and Work Management conference, London, UK.
  • 1989 – LINKS89 Conference - Presentation on final year project to delegates involved in higher education and research in European institutions, University of Lisbon, Portugal.


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