VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis, is pleased to announce the recent appointments of Bob Elton and Greg Krywulak to the board of directors. Since winning the most influential contract in the industry in September of 2012 - an eight million dollar, five-year contract from the Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) - Aquatic Informatics has accelerated its rapid expansion. The perspective and strategic advice of Bob Elton and Greg Krywulak will be of great value to help Aquatic Informatics solidify and defend its position as the international industry leader.
"Bob Elton's deep finance expertise, proven leadership track record, and hydropower sector experience will help guide the next phase of the company's growth. It also gives me great pleasure to welcome Greg Krywulak to the board - Greg brings a wealth of experience in building rapidly growing software companies," said Ed Quilty, President and CEO of Aquatic Informatics. "Winning the USGS contact is creating incredible momentum internationally, with new business in North America, Latin America, South East Asia, and Australasia. The skills and experience that Bob and Greg add to the board will be huge assets to Aquatic Informatics as we double in size again in the coming years."
"It is an exciting time to be joining the board at Aquatic Informatics. An innovative firm and as the current market leader, the company is well poised to quickly take advantage of the emerging trends in the water monitoring industry," said Bob Elton. "There has never been more pressure on world leaders to produce accurate and timely hydrological data, desperately needed to better manage climate change and precious water resources to support a growing global population. And Aquatic Informatics designs the best software for hydrometric data management, analysis, and reporting."
Bob Elton is currently a Director at Ritchie Bros., the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agricultural, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine, and other industries. Bob Elton was the Chief Executive Officer at British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) from 2003 to 2009 and before that was the corporation's Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was CFO at Eldorado Gold for 5 years. He was also with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years, including 10 years as a partner. Bob Elton brings seasoned experience in a number of areas, including finance, accounting, and leadership.
Greg Krywulak is a successful serial entrepreneur. He is a Director and the Co-founder of IQMetrix, a rapidly growing software-as-a-service company that offers the latest in retail management and customer experience technology, bridging the gap between physical and virtual retail channels. Greg Krywulak's experience in building fast growing software businesses will prove to be of great value.
Aquatic Informatics' flagship product AQUARIUS is the best software for water time series data management. Its simple design delivers the latest hydrological science and techniques in an intuitive interface. AQUARIUS allows water resource managers to build better rating curves, correct and quality control time series data, and publish hydrological data more quickly to meet evolving stakeholder demands. The world's largest and most advanced environmental monitoring agencies trust AQUARIUS to achieve higher data integrity, defensibility, and timeliness. Customers include the US Geological Survey, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US National Parks Service, the US Bureau of Reclamation, the California Department of Water Resources, Water Survey of Canada, BC Hydro, the Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water, Jamaica Water Resources, the Malaysian Department of Irrigation and Drainage, the Singapore Pipeline Services, and Southern Water, Australia.
About Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Aquatic Informatics provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is the trusted provider of hydrologic management solutions to hundreds of federal, state/provincial and local government departments, hydropower operators, mining companies, academic groups, and consulting organizations around the world, who collect, manage, and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data.
For more information about Aquatic Informatics, go to www.aquaticinformatics.com.
Aquatic Informatics Inc.
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