Robert Craw Vice President of Business Development
With over 27 years of experience in the water, wastewater, and environmental industries, Mr. Craw’s knowledge base includes: municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment systems, underground water conveyance infrastructure, and filtration and treatment media applications. He held positions managing operations, services, and marketing functions at several national firms including: Underground Solutions Inc., Purolite, and Siemens/US Filter Corporation. He had direct involvement in equipment design, fabrication, installation, and startups as well as supporting and ensuring compliance with safety and environmental policies within his areas of responsibilities.
Mr. Craw holds a BA in Environmental Studies and has completed coursework in contracts/negotiations, environmental regulations, health and safety, and business development/marketing. He is a veteran having served overseas in the United States Army with the 2nd Armored Division receiving an honorable discharge upon completion of this service.
As the Vice President of Development, Mr. Craw has responsibility for all critical aspects of business, including market development, strategic planning and key client management and contract negotiations.
Kelsey Hakes Sales & Business Development Engineer
Ms. Hakes has more than 7 years of experience in the water treatment, environmental, and oil and gas industries. Her extensive knowledge base includes: municipal and industrial water systems, GAC and ion exchange media, process control engineering and application metallurgy. Previous positions included account management, business development, and engineering design at Evoqua Water Technologies and Control Components Inc. Ms. Hakes had direct involvement with specification and solution development, technical trainings, and aftermarket services. As Business Development Engineer, Kelsey will be responsible for all critical aspects of the business including market development, strategic planning and key client management covering California and Arizona.
A graduate of the University of California Irvine, Kelsey holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Engineering. She is a member of the CA-NV AWWA Women’s Leadership Committee.
Tammy Dirker Account Representative
Ms. Dirker is the Account Representative for AV's underground municipal market. She has more than 20 years of experience in sales and account servicing with over 5 years in construction sales. Tammy’s past work has involved new product development, building and expanding client relationships, and providing civil construction site support when needed. Ms. Dirker is known for her follow through and persistence to ensure customers receive their orders when needed while meeting the project specifications.