News | December 9, 2013

Neptune-Benson Names Kenneth Rodi CEO

Source: Evoqua Water Technologies

Rodi brings deep experience in the flow control industrial process markets to Neptune-Benson

Neptune-Benson, leading manufacturer of commercial aquatic filtration systems, ultraviolet disinfection systems and aquatics components is pleased to announce Mr. Kenneth Rodi has joined the Neptune-Benson team as Chief Executive Officer. Ken’s position is the result of a continued strategic growth initiative announced as part of Neptune-Benson’s partnership with Audax Group, a leading investor in middle market companies with offices in Boston and New York.

Mr. Rodi brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained over a twenty plus year career, the majority spent in the industrial flow control market space. Most recently, Mr. Rodi served as President of SPX Food and Beverage Systems where he successfully grew the business organically and through acquisitions. Prior to this position, Ken served as President of SPX Flow Technology’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region based out of the UK where he focused on growing SPX’s presence in emerging markets.

“Ken’s background and broad experience in the global industrial market aligns well with our international growth plans” states Barry Gertz, Chairman. Mr. Gertz continues “We have realized great success with our Defender filter technology in the aquatics marketplace and with Ken’s experience in the food and beverage industry, we are confident he can lead the planned crossover of Defender into this arena.”

About Neptune-Benson
Neptune-Benson is the leading manufacturer of filtration systems for aquatic centers, waterparks and aquatic life support. Featuring the award-winning Defender Regenerative Media Filter, Neptune-Benson also offers steel & fiberglass sand filter systems; the AEGIS anti-entrapment shield; fiberglass movable bulkheads; Dominion butterfly valves; Guardian strainers and other accessory products. Creating the World of Aquatopia since 1956. For more information, visit

About Engineered Treatment Systems (ETS)
Based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Engineered Treatment Systems LLC is a leader in the development and manufacture of UV systems, specializing in closed vessel UV technology. Our world class UV systems offer treatment solutions for a range of uses from recreational water to municipal and a wide variety of industrial applications. With advanced technology and a wealth of experience, ETS has the expertise to provide effective and cost efficient solutions for a broad range of industry needs. For more information, visit

About Lawson Aquatics
Founded 1994 as Grate Technologies, Lawson Aquatics was incorporated under its current brand in 2002 with a focus on meeting the design and functional requirements of rim-flow grating systems for commercial, institutional and luxury residential pools and aquatic facilities. The Lawson product catalog has evolved and grown over the years adding a wide variety of high quality PVC and fiberglass components including grating systems, main drains and sumps, and custom fabricated products. Today, Lawson Aquatics is the recognized leader in providing the global aquatic industry with complete, integrated main drain and rim-flow system components. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Evoqua Water Technologies