At Aquify, we pride ourselves in being a lean and nimble core team supported by an extended network of trusted industry partners.

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A decentralized team

Heavy investment has been made in tools that facilitate working from anywhere in the world, for anyone in the world. With team members located throughout Canada and USA, and partners around the world, our cloud-based operations enable us to be efficient, transparent, and organized.

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Small but mighty

The team at Aquify consists of a select group of specialists assembled for very specific reasons; the right people in the right places, united towards a common goal at all times. Our small core team means we stay highly engaged and highly collaborative on every project.

Hybrid by design

Aquify combines the strengths of a small core team with the experience and diversity of an extensive network of aquatic professionals around the world. This allows us to stay lean and leverage the right people and the right products, at the right time.

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Expert partners

We’ve partnered with some of the best in the business to help us achieve our vision. With a focus on quality and innovation, we’ve handpicked our partners to help forge the future of aquatic mechanical ecosystems.

Meet our core roster

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Ryan McDowell

President

Inspired by the International Living Future Institutes challenge to create communities that are socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative, Ryan has a passion for the built environment and a commitment to sustainability and community. His first entrepreneurial venture running a successful clothing and fitness equipment chain taught him a lot about partnerships and living life by this manifesto. While building high-performing and sustainable aquatic play solutions at Waterplay Solutions Corp, he was inspired to CARE (Commitment, Attitude, Respect & Equality). At Aquify, Ryan is leading the charge to create aquatic mechanical products that save water, energy, and space in support of his vision of products that are kind to the environment and kind to the people who use them.

Email: ryan@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 700

Matt Moriarty

Matt Moriarty

Business Development

Matt recognizes that commercial aquatics is an ever-evolving, rapidly-growing industry, restricted only by imagination. Grounded in knowledge and past experience, including sales and management roles at Neptune Benson, his expansive vision of the future is helping to build Aquify into a sustainable industry leader. Matt’s love for problem-solving and his uncanny ability to put himself in the shoes of his clients helps aquatic designers, pool contractors, manufacturers, and facility owners bring complex, creative projects to life. His focused approach helps streamline practices, automate action, and improve quality by implementing principles that champion the voice of the customer.

Email: matt@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 701

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Jennifer Schuck

Supply Chain & Operations

With in-depth expertise and experience in logistics and supply chain management, Jennifer keeps Aquify’s operations humming along smoothly. She is a master of analyzing operational performance to streamline workflow, optimize procurement, and tighten inventory management. In line with Aquify’s focus on innovation and performance, Jennifer has honed the order fulfillment process and forged strong relationships with suppliers and logistics partners—ensuring customers reliably receive the Aquify filters and aquatics products they need to complete their projects on schedule.

Email: jennifer.schuck@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 705

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Patrick Ruzicka

Product Design

Paddy lives and breathes product engineering, design, and development. He brings a unique skill set derived from a diverse career spanning engineering & product design in the oilfield industry and arctic diamond mine construction through to mechanical and recreational aquatic systems design and installation. With more than 15 years’ experience under his belt and deep insight into the project lifecycle, Paddy brings ingenuity, impeccably high standards, and a not-so-secret love of waterparks to the design and development process of aquatics systems.

Email: patrick@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 702

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Joshua Kravitz

Product Design & Support

Josh’s design philosophy is focused on divergent design thinking, innovative solutions to mechanical product challenges, and integration with key emerging technologies to create disruptive products. A mechanical engineer by trade, he applies his design expertise across a wide variety of industries including aquatic mechanical equipment, automation, building construction, naval architecture, furniture, and small product design.

Email: josh@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 703

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Graeme Duckett

Digital Strategy

A talented marketing strategist, Graeme lends his creative magic to Aquify’s marketing and advertising, digital solutions, visual design, and brand-related initiatives. He is a veteran of the digital world, working with organizations large and small, across a wide range of industries, to build their digital strategy and translate marketing goals into quantifiable results. After working extensively with government, municipalities, financial companies, and educational institutions, Graeme brings a mixed bag of experience and insight to help build Aquify into a truly digital, distributed company.

Email: graeme@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 704

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Juan Martinez

Quality Management

Juan is a technical expert in Watergush products, water pumps, VFDs, control panels, and electrical and electronic equipment. He brings 11+ years of experience in the water industry and a deep knowledge of manufacturing processes of metal parts to the table. With his background in customer service and technical support, Juan is able to better communicate with customers, identify their needs, and determine the right products for their project. As an engineer, he believes improving and developing new products helps keep Aquify at the forefront of the industry.

Email: juan@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 706

Ryan Macri

Ryan Macri

Project Support Management

Ryan works for Aquify Systems as a project support manager. He supports owners, operators, and contractors on filters, pumps, VFDs, controls, heaters, strainers, and reducers. Before joining Aquify Ryan traveled all over the USA as a start up specialist for one of the largest commercial pool builders, CEM Aquatics, responsible for startup and owner training of all mechanical systems across a variety of manufacturers.

Email: ryan.macri@aquifysystems.com
Phone Extension: 707

Lisa Stariha

Lisa Stariha

Accounting

Lisa has worked in accounting and finance for over 20 years in a variety of industries: manufacturing, engineering, retail, services and digital start ups. With a unique love for balancing numbers and creating efficiency in data entry, she supports Aquify through an unparalleled attention to detail, creating financials they can trust and understand.

Our trusted partners

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Herborner Pumpen is a 146-year-old privately-held German pump manufacturer with an assembly plant located in Dallas, Texas, USA. Providing and creating pump technology at the highest level.

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Watergush are leading experts in the creation of a variety of types of visual and interactive fountains. Their main objective is the creation of public spaces where users become an active element, feeling like a part of the experience.

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ULTRAAQUA is an international manufacturer of advanced UV systems for a wide range of water treatment applications. Founded in 1996 to solve increasing water safety challenges through innovation, today it has grown to more than 10 000 UV disinfection systems worldwide.

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The Sentry brand of products stand guard protecting the environment with energy efficiencies and the operator with reduced maintenance issues. Backed by a team of professional product designers, pool builders and mechanical contractors.

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