Founded in 1956 by Junius and Raymond Gertz as a residential and small commercial pool company, the company later shifted its focus to filtration systems for institutional pools larger than 250 000 gallons. Over the years Neptune Benson has grown through the introduction of new products such as Defender regenerative media filter and through acquisitions like the ProStrainer product line and Sonitec filtration products for industrial process markets.
Today Neptune Benson’s filtration and ultra-violet disinfection products can be found in more than 20 000 installations worldwide, in 45 countries.
Neptune Benson employs 110 people across four operations in Coventry, Rhode Island; Beaver Dam, Wisconsin; and Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA; and Montreal, Canada. Brands include Defender regenerative media filter; ETS-UV disinfection system; Vortisand and Legacy sand filters, AEGIS anti-entrapment shields, Dominion butterfly valves, Guardian strainers, Greendrive VFD systems, and Lawson Aquatics accessories.
“We are excited to welcome the Neptune Benson team to the Evoqua Water Technologies family,” said Evoqua CEO Ron Keating. “Neptune Benson’s filtration and disinfection products have been well regarded in the industry since 1956 and complement Evoqua’s existing businesses and markets-served extremely well. This addition is a natural fit for us and consistent with our growth plan to double our business by the end of 2021.”
Ken Rodi, CEO of Neptune Benson, will become a member of Evoqua’s leadership team and will report to Keating.
“We are enthusiastic to join the Evoqua team,” said Rodi. “Not only are our businesses and markets complementary, but so is Evoqua’s commitment to growth, spirit of innovation, and focus on helping its customers and partners to succeed. This combination is ideal.”