A BREATHE OF FRESH AIR
AQUASEND A PME ENTERPRISE
Aquasend was born deep in the R&D labs of Precision Measurement Engineering (PME), which was founded in research institutions thirty years ago by a top engineer who studied at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.
In 2017, Aquasend began testing oxygen-sensing and water quality equipment with aqua farm managers and have found that our products increase yield, while decreasing power and labor costs. When fish breathe better, they eat better. When they eat better, they grow. Aquasend monitoring systems can monitor even the harshest aquatic environment to ensure a healthy, oxygen-filled aqua-ecosystem.
It is our goal to transform the global aqua farming industry within the next 5 years with products that improve water quality with continuous monitoring in the largest and smallest aquafarms around the world.
WE DON’T JUST WANT TO SELL PRODUCTS. WE WANT TO HELP SOLVE THE WORLD HUNGER PROBLEM.
AQUASEND LEADERSHIP TEAM
We use our 30 years of collective product-engineering experience to develop products that improve water quality with continuous monitoring in the largest and smallest aqua farms around the world.
KRISTIN ELLIOTT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
As Aquasend’s founder, Kristin, is committed to innovation, technology and improved software for managers. Kristin has over 10 years experience working in the industry, and grew up in the environmental monitoring community as her father founded the successful business PME (Aquasend’s parent company). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and sociology from UC San Diego, as well as an MBA from Cal State University, San Marcos. Highlights and recent awards include:
- Grew PME revenue by 65%, gross profits by and profits by 475% in two years.
- Member of Entrepreneur’s Organization.
- Past client of Chairmen’s Roundtable in San Diego.
- Award recipient of the San Diego Metropolitan Top 40 under 40.
- San Diego Business Journal’s Women who Mean Business.
- Nominated in two categories for Athena Pinnacle Awards.
- Bachelor of Art in Communication from UC San Diego. MBA from Cal State San Marcos.
DR. MICHAEL HEAD, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER AND ENGINEER
Dr. Head has over 30 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’s 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 aquaDOT alarm buoy for Aquasend.
PETER FRAZIER, ENGINEERING SUPPORT
Peter recently graduated from the University of California, Riverside with his Bachelor or 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.
A GLOBAL MISSION
ADVISORS AND PARTNERS
We continue to partner and build relationships with the world’s greatest researchers and organizations to innovate water quality monitory systems that are critical in solving some of our planet’s biggest challenges.
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 provide 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 beein 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.
PAM MAYERFELD, VP OF MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL SALES CHANNEL ADVISOR
Pam Mayerfeld is acting advisor, international sales channel support manager and mentor to Kristin Elliott and her team. She was VP of Marketing & Sales with a leading environmental company and has experience launching new products to a variety of sales channels and partners. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and a Master of Science, Engineering Management (MSEM) from Stanford University.
Allan Koljonen is a member of the San Diego Tech Coast Angel group and contributes years experience with investing in a variety of organizations. Tech Coast Angels are one of the largest and most active angel investment organizations in the U.S.