The Team

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George Diefenthal

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his employment at NeoTech Aqua Solutions in 2007, George was the Logistics Manager at General Atomic, Electronic Systems Inc. and consulted for a variety of clients including Oliver Wight Company and Caterpillar, Inc. George served as VP Operations for PurePulse Technologies from 1998-2001 and earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering as well as his M.B.A. from San Diego State University.

George may be reached at [email protected] or by calling him direct at 619.884.7327.

John Reese

John Reese

Chief Financial Officer

John has 30 years of experience in financial management with a successful track record in M&A, raising capital, strategic planning, business analysis, risk management, HR, and IT. He has previously served as the CFO at Reaction Design, San Diego Research Center and Syntricity. He received his BS from the University of Denver and MBA from San Diego State University.

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John Raub

Product Engineer

John has over 15 years of experience designing automated fluorescent and laser based ultra violet exposure systems. He holds inventor credit for patents in the commercial food processing industry and has years of Solid Modeling design experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the California State University at Long Beach.


Matthew Huber

Application Specialist

Matthew is a project manager and research scientist specializing in pharmaceutical and aquaculture applications. He earned his Master’s Degree from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, the Marine Science Program for the California State University system, where he specialized in microorganism physiology. Matthew’s work experience includes technical positions at Allergan, Purdue Pharma and General Atomics and he has served on the faculty at three different colleges.

Matthew may be reached at [email protected]

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Gwynne Cavender


Gwynne has worked extensively with bacterial populations in water and performs all the microbiological testing for NeoTech Aqua Solutions. Prior to NeoTech Aqua, Gwynne developed and executed protocols to grow, detect, and enumerate several different bacterial species in addition to teaching classes for the Biology Department at San Diego State University. She received her Masters of Science in Microbiology from San Diego State University where her thesis involved studying the long-term dynamics of Escherichia coli wild-type and O157:H7 in predator-free seawater.

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Melissa Fay

Office Manager

Melissa has over 10 years experience in office management and over 20 years experience in customer service. Prior to joining Neotech Aqua Solutions, Inc. in 2009, she was general manager at Wireless Data Services, Inc, specializing in accounting, office management and customer logistics. Melissa also served as the customer service manager for ADC-Telecommunications/PCSI, managing the corporate call center, product returns and field service logistics.

Melissa may be reached at [email protected]

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Christina Campos

Sales & Marketing Administrator

Christina has four years experience in molecular biology and biochemistry and three years experience in general office administration and customer service. She received her B.S. in biochemistry from San Diego State University where she was a research specialist in protein design and engineering. Christina manages NeoTech Aqua’s customer service department as well as sales and marketing.

Christina may be reached at [email protected].




Board of Directors

Dr. J. R. “Randy” Cooper

Chairman Of The Board / Founder

Dr. Cooper founded Ultraviolet Sciences, now NeoTech Aqua Solutions, in 2002. During his career, he held the positions of Vice President of Engineering and Development at PurePulse Technologies and Vice President of Engineering at TEAL Electronics. Dr. Cooper received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1986. Since then, he has engineered and produced numerous innovative products including the NeoTech Aqua Solutions line of UV equipment.

Dr Cooper may be reached at [email protected]

Michael Stefanic

Board Member

David Ezzell

Board Member

Stephen Dunham

Board Member