With more than 16 years of experience, Mr. Sterling brings a knowledge base in water industry leadership, including technical sales roles at UGSI Solutions and GE Water & Process Technologies, Analytical Instruments. His extensive experience has proven success driving revenue growth with capital equipment and professional services. Mr. Sterling holds a BS in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. As the Vice President of Sales, Mr. Sterling has responsibility for critical aspects of business, including market development, day to day leader for all sales-related functions including inbound sales, outbound sales, sales development, and sales enablement.
Kelsey Hakes Sales & Business Development Engineer: Southwest Division
Ms. Hakes has more than 10 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 Waterworks Sales Representative
Ms. Dirker is the Account Representative for AV's underground municipal market. She has more than 22 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.
Bob Bergsgaard Sales & Business Development Engineer: Midwest Division
With over 34 years of experience in the water treatment market, Mr. Bergsgaard brings a broad knowledge in project management, operations, service and various positions within the equipment sales and rental business. His most recent position as Business Development Manager was with Evoqua Water Technologies. Mr. Bergsgaard’s water treatment knowledge, desire to build excellent relationships with clients, provide creative problem solving, hard work, excellent customer service skills and leadership have provided customers with cradle to grave project success for clients throughout the US, Canada and abroad for many, many years. Mr. Bergsgaard's territory includes IA, IL, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, OK, SD, and WI.
As Business Development Engineer, Bob will be responsible for all critical aspects of the business including market development, strategic planning and key client management covering the Midwest.
Eric Russo Sales & Business Development Engineer: Northeast Division
Mr. Russo has more than 10 years of experience in the water treatment industry partnering with municipal, power generation, industrial, healthcare, and institutional clients across the Northeast. His extensive application experience includes pretreatment (GAC, RO, and ion exchange media), wastewater, boiler, cooling, water management plans, and chemical feed equipment automation. Most recently Mr. Russo was the New England Sales Manager with Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions (formerly Suez) where he would survey, design, implement, and maintain comprehensive water treatment programs to optimize operational performance, meet client strategic goals, mitigate risk, and ensure environmental and regulatory compliance.
As a Sales & Business Development Engineer, Eric will be responsible for all critical aspects of the business including market development, strategic planning and key client management. Mr. Russo’s territory includes CT, MA, ME, NJ, RI, and VT
Eric holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of New Hampshire and an MBA in Marketing from University of Massachusetts. He is a Certified Water Technologist through AWT.
Geoff Burdick Sales & Business Development Engineer: Southeast Division
Mr. Burdick brings over 25 years of civil engineering experience in sales and project/construction management in the water and wastewater treatment industries. In his most recent role as a technical sales manager for Aegion/Underground Solutions, he achieved success developing strong relationships with engineering consultants and municipal clients.
As a Sales and Business Development Engineer in the Southeast Division, Mr. Burdick’s territory includes AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN. He is responsible for market development, strategic planning and supporting our customers by providing water treatment equipment and service solutions. Mr. Burdick has his BS in Civil Engineering from UNC-Charlotte, his MBA from Pfeiffer University, and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Domenic Argentieri Sales & Business Development Engineer: Mid-Atlantic Division Mr. Argentieri has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental services industry including water treatment, waste disposal and consulting services within the municipal and industrial markets. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in both sales and operations with Evoqua Water Technologies, Veolia North America, and Chemical Waste Management.
As a Sales and Business Development Engineer in the Mid-Atlantic Division, Mr. Argentieri’s territory includes DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WV. He is responsible for market development, strategic planning and supporting our customers by providing water treatment equipment and service solutions. Mr. Argentieri has a strong desire to develop long term relationships which lead to becoming a trusted advisor to his customers. Mr. Argentieri has a BS from Rutgers University and resides in New Jersey.