Meet our team of industry experts combining decades of experience to provide fast, affordable and reliable water and wastewater solutions. Each member is a specialist in their field creating a team of thought leaders with a deep understanding of the water business. Our team of professionals have successfully implemented thousands of water production and treatment plants globally since the 1970s, providing reliable supplies of water from the most challenging feedwater situations.
Founder of AquaVenture Holdings
Douglas R. Brown founded AquaVenture Holdings in December 2006 and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2007. He served as the CEO of both AquaVenture Holdings and the Seven Seas Water business from January 2007 to October 2012 and from October 2014 to December 2018. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Brown served as the CEO of Ionics, Inc. (NYSE: ION), a water purification technology company that was sold to General Electric in 2005. Before joining Ionics, Mr. Brown spent 17 years at Advent International Corporation, a global private equity firm, the last seven of which he was CEO. Mr. Brown received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School where he was designated a Baker Scholar and a Loeb Rhodes Fellow in Finance.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Krohg was hired by Douglas Brown, the founder of AquaVenture Holdings, nearly thirty years ago. They worked together for almost a decade at Advent International, a leading global private equity firm. Mr. Krohg then spent ten years as the CEO of two Boston-area technology companies. One of the companies lead by Mr. Krohg was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spin-out which was sold to Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). He spent three years as President of that business under Danaher Corporation ownership. All in all, Mr. Krohg has over 20 years’ experience in M&A, venture capital and private equity investing. He was a Partner at Advent International, where Mr. Brown became the CEO. Mr. Krohg was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Douglas Brown hired Mr. Krohg to join Seven Seas Water in 2016. Mr. Krohg holds a B.S. from Boston University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
A co-founder of Seven Seas Water, USVI, Fred Hung directed all aspects of its operations while serving as President. He also was Vice President at Allison-Williams Company, where he was involved with equity and debt transactions. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mr. Hung has a B.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Managing Director, Caribbean
Prior to becoming COO of Ionics, Inc. in 2003, John Curtis spent more than 30 years at Ernst & Young LLP, where he was a Senior International Partner. He has also served as an advisor and operating partner for Advent International, the global private equity firm. Since the founding of Seven Seas Water in 2007, Mr. Curtis has held a number of positions including CFO, President and CEO. Mr. Curtis’ focus is now on the Company’s Caribbean business. John Curtis attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, is a graduate of Boston College, and holds a master’s degree from New York University Graduate School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Global Engineering
Brian Hernon was Vice President of Water Supply & Services and Vice President of Engineering at Ionics, Inc. where he was responsible for engineering and operations of build-own-operate facilities. With more than 25 years in the water industry, Mr. Hernon has extensive experience in designing, constructing and operating membrane-based plants. He earned M.S. and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts, respectively.
Senior Vice President, Global Business Development
As the former Caribbean General Manager for Ionics, Inc. Mario Mondo spent 20 years installing, operating and managing over 50 desalination and wastewater treatment plants in 35 separate locations throughout the Caribbean region and the Bahamas. Since 2006, Mr. Mondo has provided his industry expertise in a variety of different roles to assist with the start-up and growth of Seven Seas Water. He is presently focused on creating opportunities for new business as well as maintaining existing client relationships. Mr. Mondo holds a degree in diesel technology from Wyoming Technical Institute.
President, AUC Group
Todd Mueller is President of AUC Group and oversees all facets of the business including operations, finance, engineering, business development, marketing and the performance and management of all its wastewater projects. He leads a team of professionals committed to operational excellence and is a recognized expert in the wastewater industry. Mr. Mueller has over 25 years’ experience and began with TEC Industries as a Project Manager in 1991 overseeing personnel and projects. When the organization was acquired, he was named Vice President of Wastewater Construction with AquaSource Utility Construction L.P. In this position, he was responsible for the performance and management of the Construction Departments involved in Wastewater Projects, including wastewater treatment plants, underground utilities, lift stations and design work. Mr. Mueller began his career in Commercial Real Estate, performing construction management for PM Realty Group.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Lee Muller has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2013. Mr. Muller is also the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AquaVenture Holdings Limited. From October 2005 to December 2012, Mr. Muller served in various executive capacities, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, at ContourGlobal plc, a developer, owner and operator of electric power businesses. He was a core member of the management team and was responsible for commercial and investment banking, multilateral and rating agency relationships. Mr. Muller was also an investment banker with Goldman Sachs for over 10 years where he specialized in international project finance. Mr. Muller holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Senior Vice President, Global Operations
Tom O’Brien has more than 35 years of experience in installing, operating, and managing water treatment facilities. His prior experience includes managing the Mid-Atlantic water and wastewater operations for Veolia Water North America, and a long and successful career at Ionics, Inc. where he managed an operation team of over 200 professionals at over 100 locations in the Americas.
Senior Vice President/Chief Business Development Officer
Ark Pang has over 45 years water and wastewater technology and marketing experience and is one of the industry’s early leaders in promoting Public-Private Partnership for major desalination and wastewater reuse projects. He began his professional career with the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Co. and the Permutit Water Co. He had a successful 24-year career with Ionics, Inc. as their global Vice President Marketing & Sales and was Global Water Scarcity Business Development Leader for GE Water & Technologies (after GE acquired Ionics). Mr. Pang advised Kharafi National Co. in Kuwait for seven years in their development of water and power infrastructure investment projects in the Middle East prior to joining Seven Seas Water. He holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering degree from CCNY School of Engineering.