Aquasend Beacon in Water

Aquasend, Inc. helps aquafarmers worldwide more efficiently and affordably manage production by providing innovative technology that integrates water sensors, 24/7 real-time monitors and alerts. In 2017, Aquasend was developed in response to aqua farmers’ particular need for continuous and real-time water monitoring of oxygen and temperature conditions.

Applying its 40 years of experience in research institutions, Aquasend was born deep in the R&D labs of Precision Measurement Engineering (PME) and began developing high-performance environmental monitoring instruments for organizations world-wide. Our devices, The Beacon® and the miniDOT® Clear Logger have and continue to prove as necessary assets to several segments in the aquatic industry. Designed to successfully provide accurate data, Aquasend products and product software integrations deliver precise measurements even in the most rigorous conditions.

By applying sensor, software and aquatic monitoring innovations, Aquasend aids aqua farmers in ensuring the health and profitability of their farms and products. Aquasend is increasing aqua farm productivity by decreasing maintenance and labor costs, decreasing power consumption and ensuring healthy water conditions. It is Aquasend’s goal to transform the global aqua farming industry with products that continuously monitor and improve water quality in the largest and smallest aqua farms around the world.

Aquasend Core Values

Quality in our product
Compassion for our customers
Integrity first
Continuous improvement
Respect for others

Leadership Team

Kristin Elliott, Chief Executive Officer

As Aquasend’s founder, Kristin is committed to innovation, technology and improved software. Kristin has more than 10 years experience in the industry and grew up in the environmental monitoring community as her father founded Aquasend’s parent company, Precision Measurement Engineering (PME). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Sociology from UC San Diego and an MBA from Cal State University, San Marcos. Highlights and recent awards include:

  • San Diego Business Journal’s Women who Mean Business.
  • Award recipient of the San Diego Metropolitan Top 40 under 40.
  • Nominated in two categories for Athena Pinnacle Awards.
Dr. Michael Head, Chief Technology Officer and Engineer

Dr. Head has over 40 years experience designing and engineering water quality sensors and technology. Head is the founder of Precision Measurement Engineering (PME), and developed the companies first water quality sensors. PME began from a micro-scale conductivity and temperature sensor that Head developed while completing his Ph.D. at SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography.

Dr. Head developed and oversaw the design of the Aquasend Beacon® alarm buoy for Aquasend.

Peter Frazier, Engineering Support

Peter graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering emphasizing coursework such as Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Computer Science and Mechanics of Materials. He has a passion for product enhancement through customer interactions and business.

Advisors and Partners

Tony Vaught

Tony Vaught, Owner of Professional Aquaculture Services and President of CA Aquaculture Association

Tony Vaught is President of Professional Aquaculture Services, which was established in 1988 and provides a variety of services to the aquaculture industry. With decades of experience working with a variety of aquaculture suppliers and farmers, Tony brings extensive knowledge and value to the overall strategy and direction of Aquasend. He has also been involved with the University of California at Davis Research and Cooperative extension workshops. He has also served as Chairman of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Aquaculture Industry Advisory Committee and Chairman of the California Farm Bureau Aquaculture Commodity Committee.