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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Joshua Kravitz

Product Design

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.

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 Sarasota, Florida, USA. Providing and creating pump technology at the highest level. 

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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.

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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