Aquasana Leadership Team
Todd Bartee CEO
Todd Bartee joined Aquasana in January 2010, and is leading the company’s charge to educate consumers on water wellness, including the health and environmental importance of drinking, showering, and cooking with filtered water. A trained environmental engineer with an expertise in recycling, water and waste-water treatment, Todd has a deep understanding of the chemical impact our actions have on our vital water supply and natural resources. Prior to Aquasana, Bartee was an executive at Dell Inc., where he spent twelve years working in branding, business management, production management and sales. Bartee has also previously served as a consultant at Deloitte and Touche and worked as an engineer at Radian International LLC, an Austin-based engineering and hazardous waste management consultancy. Bartee holds an undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Bartee lives with his wife and children in Austin, Texas.
Derek Mellencamp CMO & GM Aquasana Direct
Derek Mellencamp joined Aquasana in April of 2010, and is responsible for leading the Aquasana marketing efforts from product management to branding. Derek has a strong background in direct marketing and branding having most recently worked as the Director of Marketing Strategy for the Chief Marketing Officer at Dell. Prior to that, he ran the Dell Consumer eCommerce business for thirteen countries in Western Europe. He has extensive experience in traditional marketing communications including direct response television, radio, catalog and print efforts. He has presented in numerous forums on various online marketing topics including metrics driven marketing and successful online merchandising strategies. Derek graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
John Petroff VP Operations
John Petroff joined Aquasana in December 2016 as the Vice President of Operations. He is the leader of customer contact and manufacturing in our facility in Fort Worth, Texas. John joins Aquasana with over 25 years of leadership experience, with the last 18 years serving in Operations roles. Prior to joining Aquasana, John served as an officer in the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarine program and has led various operations teams at Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., Transnorm System Inc., and at Oceus Networks Inc. He has manufacturing, supply chain/logistics, new product development/introduction, and customer support experience in the telecommunications and industrial equipment industries. John earned a Systems Engineering degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. He resides in the Dallas area with his wife and children.
Darrell Dreibrodt VP Finance
Darrell Dreibrodt comes to Aquasana with 25 years of experience leading finance, accounting, and audit teams within Fortune 50, medium-sized, and small companies such as Unique Pharmaceuticals, Advanced Technology Materials Inc., Dell Inc. and Arthur Andersen. As Vice President of Finance, Darrell is responsible for all accounting, finance, and human resources. Darrell leverages his years of experience in diverse roles and growing companies to maximize earnings and drive financial growth for Aquasana. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas. Darrell lives in Georgetown, Texas with his wife and two children.
Wes Russell VP Manufacturing
Wes Russell is an Aquasana co-founder and original investor in 1997. Prior to his current position, Wes served as an Electronics and Hydraulics engineer for the United States Marine Corps. He also spent time developing injection mold technology in an executive role for K&D Plastics, International Purity and Branson Ultrasonics. When he’s not troubleshooting problems, designing new products and overseeing all of manufacturing, warehouse shipping and operations for Aquasana, Wes spends time at home with his family in Bridgeport, Texas.
Bill McFadden VP Sales & Business Development
Bill McFadden joined the Aquasana team in September 2013 and brings 16 years of sales and business development experience working with national and specialty retail chains across the US and Mexico. Bill is responsible for developing and building the Aquasana brand within the retail channel through innovative technology that will ultimately benefit the health and wellbeing of consumers. Most recently, Bill spent four years working as the National Sales Manager for the industry leader and premier brand in the small kitchen appliance and housewares category. Prior to this role, Bill spent 12 years working for a large national independent manufacturer’s rep firm managing national and regional retail accounts for leading brands in the consumer electronics and home categories, as well as developing new retail distribution for products and brands new to the market. Bill is a graduate from the University of Arizona and lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
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Corporate Headquarters 1609 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 200 Austin, TX 78701
Manufacturing & Distribution Facility
6310 Midway Road
Haltom City, TX 76117