We are a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise. WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including in-depth review of the business and site inspection. We are proud of our certification and to be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by women.

Aquarius Technologies, LLC – To Our Customers

Established in 2006, Aquarius Technologies has industry experience with over a million diffused aeration products in service and biological systems installed throughout the world. We are recognized for our investment in aeration design, automated aeration system manufacturing and patented MultiStage Biofilm technology. Our United States-based manufacturing facility has over 20 years of experience in the production of quality aeration systems. We are proud of our commitment to retaining American jobs and sourcing from American suppliers – a business philosophy which continues to set us apart from other suppliers. We are serious about ensuring the quality and consistency of our system’s performance.

The Aquarius Technologies team is a group of industry professionals with many years of combined experience in aeration, biological processes and filtration technologies. We strive to understand the industry and the environment challenges facing current and future generations. Our company’s leadership team works together with their dedicated people to develop, design and deliver treatment solutions that proudly bear the Aquarius Technologies, LLC name.

Our world’s future depends on the preservation of water and “out of the box” thinking to solve the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow. Partnering with our customers and focusing on our core competencies assures you receive the best-in-class solution. We make a concerted effort to focus on Aeration and Biological treatment solutions, making us valued specialists to the customers we serve.

Aquarius Technologies, LLC welcomes every opportunity to work with you to provide quality solutions providing the lowest cost of ownership. Every solution must meet our customer’s expectations through proven performance,
high quality standards and service throughout the life of the system.

Aquarius Technologies, LLC is a privately held company servicing global, industrial and municipal customers with performance-proven water treatment solutions.

Headquartered in Saukville, Wisconsin, we are committed to establishing lifetime customer relationships. .

Thank you for visiting our website and on behalf of the Aquarius Team, we look forward to your valued business and building a lasting relationship.

Our Vision and Mission

Provide innovative water treatment solutions to meet the needs of global municipal and industrial customers for aeration and biological systems.

Grow North American and targeted international markets through knowledge of experienced industry professionals, “customers for life” company culture, and high quality solutions offering the lowest cost of ownership and customer support services.

Deborah LaVelle


Deb has nearly 40 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Her vision for Aquarius Technologies is to provide domestic and international customers with exceptional biological wastewater treatment solutions, based on the company’s proven aeration and innovative Nebula® MultiStage Biofilm systems. Her passion for the industry and experience in aeration systems, biological treatment, and liquid solids separation has resulted in her contributing tremendous value and expertise to all aspects of the industry.

Deb is a graduate of Judson University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and a Major in Leadership.

Ann Warnimont

Vice President

Ann has more than a decade of experience in administrative, financial and business risk management. In addition, she directs our production and manufacturing operations and is responsible for human resources. She is a highly committed and motivated driver of Aquarius’ growth and vitality. She was named Vice President in 2018.

Ann is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration, Management & Operations and an Associate Degree in Accounting.

Kevin LaPean, PE

Director of Engineering

Kevin has over 15 years of experience in the application and design of aeration systems. He has become well known for his extensive application and aeration design knowledge.Kevin is responsible for all aspects of product application and design engineering. From project management to quality assurance, Kevin directs these important activities for our company.

Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Wisconsin.

Jerry Truszynski

Aeration Project Engineer

Jerry has over 30 years of experience as a mechanical engineer. With over 5 years of experience in aeration system application and design, he is responsible for directing all pre-order aeration projects. Whether he is working with customers, consultants, contractors or sales representatives, Jerry is committed to providing our customers with the best solutions to meet their aeration needs.

Jerry graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Ian Arndt

Biological Process Engineer

Ian is responsible for the Nebula® MultiStage Biofilm System product line. In this role, he is responsible for process modeling, design, product/project development and technical field support.

Ian works closely with, engineers, contractors, and wastewater treatment plant owners to gain a full understanding of their process needs and challenges. Ian is committed to designing an optimal biological treatment solution offering the best cost of ownership to our customers. He also provides customers with project support, from the preliminary stages of design through project order and commissioning.His enthusiasm for the industry, the benefits of biofilm and understanding of the role of aeration expands Ian’s role to aeration design and research and development.

Ian is a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering with a degree in BioMolecular Engineering and a Minor in Chemistry.


Application Engineer

Kyle’s combination of education and previous job experience brings an added dimension to our team. As an application engineer, Kyle will be responsible for working closely with senior team members to provide solutions by deeply understanding our customers’ needs and process challenges.

He will be responsible for supporting internal and external customers throughout the development of a project for our aeration and biofilm technologies. From product and process design to supporting our field sales team and customers, Kyle has a personal goal of providing the highest level of service to Aquarius customers and the industry.

Kyle is graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a certificate from UW-Milwaukee for Applied Urban Aquaculture.

Steve Pagel

Senior Designer

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the design and engineering of aeration systems. He is responsible for supporting the sales, engineering, aeration, and biological process groups in addition to product development. He supports project management and supplements system installation, start-up and training.Steve is dedicated to servicing our customers in the most efficient and expeditious manner.



Tanner’s education brings an added feature to our team. As a designer, Tanner is responsible for working closely with senior team members to support the sales, engineering, aeration, and biological process groups in addition to product development. He supports project management and supplements system installation, start-up and training. His hard-working mentality benefits the Aquarius customers and the industry.

Tanner graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with an Associates degree in Mechanical Design and is currently working toward his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

Brooke Miller

Sales/Marketing Administrator

Brooke has over 8 years of customer service and administrative sales/marketing experience. Her primary role is supporting our technical and field sales team’s development of projects up to the point of order. In addition, Brooke interfaces with our marketing resources to provide internal and external customers with relevant company and product information and coordinates all trade show activities. She is goal-oriented and motivated to contribute to the success of the organization, industry and customer experience.

Brooke graduated from Lakeland University with an M.B.A in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry.

Lynette Hansen


With over 30 years of experience in a variety of customer service and administrative roles, Lynette is responsible for order entry and post-order contract negotiations.In addition, she is instrumental in supporting project engineering throughoutthe life of the order.She also works closely with production and finance in the form of administrative support. She is committed to the company goals and the needs of our customers and has a can-do attitude.

Melody Elgin

Purchasing / Production Supervisor

With over 30 years of experience in procurement, production supervision, and shipping logistics, Mel is responsible for all aeration and biofilm projects from release to manufacture until they safely arrive at the job site. She works closely with our suppliers and production group to ensure products are delivered on time and that our service is of the highest quality – all with endless energy and a great attitude!

Production Group

The production group has over 30 years of combined experience in the manufacture and quality control of our aeration systems (with the help of Robbie the Robot). In addition, this group is also responsible for our biofilm rack assembly. Our production group is the backbone of our company.