History of Klearwater
Klearwater Equipment & Technologies Corp is a privately owned company established in 2000 to purchase the Water Treatment and Sulphur Processing divisions of Easy Treat Corporation, both of which were co-founded by Mr. J. Al Nalezyty. Now 23 years into Operation, Klearwater continues to be a leading supplier of our proprietary line of Water, Wastewater and Sulphur handling chemical products. With our continually growing list of Equipment partners, we are well suited to take on any challenge.
Klearwater provides its customers with a unique approach to chemical selection and service to find the best solution available to each situation. No two water or wastewater challenges are the same, and we work closely with each of our customers as their partners to determine the best solution. The success of Klearwater can be attributed to our basic principles of providing the best service in the industry, continually supporting our customers and standing behind our products.
This total needs approach has been widely accepted and Klearwater is recognized as an industry leader across Western Canada for our approach to Coagulant, Flocculant and Dewatering chemistry along with our complete line of Equipment solutions. At all times we live up to our Core Values and Mission Statement:
"Talented People Creating Lasting Partnerships."
Douglas A. Riddell
2009 - B.Sc Chemistry, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Doug began his career in Municipal and Industrial chemical sales straight out of University and now has 11 years experience in the Canadian water treatment market in Ontario and Western Canada. With a solutions based approach to chemistry, Doug brings a unique level of service to the market that will continue to emphasize Klearwater's key values. Bringing experience in Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions to Klearwater including coagulation, flocculation and dewatering by both chemical and equipment based approaches, Doug is excited to be a part of the Klearwater team and the next phase of development at Klearwater.
Kelly S. Franks
Vice President - Sales
1999 - B.Sc Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
Kelly is in his 21st year in Water and Wastewater sales and brings a high level of technical experience to the Klearwater team. Having spent 10+ years in direct sales of water and wastewater treatment chemistry and another 10 years with process equipment, Kelly has both the experience and reputation to help Klearwater achieve our goals through Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Kelly is excited to rejoin the chemical industry and support our customers throughout Western Canada with our chemical and equipment lines.
Christine E. Riddell
Office Manager and Logistics
2009 - B.Sc Environmental Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
Christine brings an excellent history and skillset to the team at Klearwater. Having spent 7 years as an Environmental Consultant in Ontario and Alberta conducting Environmental Site Assessment including Groundwater assessment and remediation profiling, Christine is excited to join the Klearwater team as our Office Manager and Logistics specialist. As the new voice of Klearwater, Christine assists our current and prospective customers with inventory management, order processing and logistics management. We are very excited to have Christine as part of the team.
David G. Rushka
Technical Sales - Manitoba and NW Ontario
1992- Chemical Technologist, S.I.A.S.T, Saskatoon, SK
David brings over 20 years of extensive technical sales and service experience into the Municipal Water and Wastewater and Industrial water treatment markets. The last decade David has been focused on providing municipalities the products and services needed to produce clean and safe drinking water, utilizing modern chemistries, chemical feed, instrumentation and lab testing equipment. David has a strong reputation for being reliable, a problem solver and providing solid customer service. David is excited to join the rapidly expanding Klearwater company in the Manitoba and NW Ontario region.
Dalen W. Crouse
Technical Sales - N. Alberta and First Nations
2007 - B.Sc Chemistry, St Andrews University, North Carolina, USA
Dalen’s first introduction to the industry was working at the City of St. Albert in the water and wastewater department while obtaining his degree in chemistry. With technical sales experience in both chemical and equipment processes for water and wastewater, Dalen offers a unique perspective to your treatment needs. With ten years of experience supporting communities throughout North America, Dalen is looking forward to focusing on the needs of Northern Alberta and Indigenous communities.
J. Al Nalezyty
Founder - Retired, 2018
1973 - B.Sc Chemistry/Physics, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON
Al had a distinguished career in the Sale of Specialty Chemical Products that began in 1981 covering regions across Canada in a number of roles that led to founding Klearwater in 2000. Al was directly involved with the introduction of new products into the marketplace including the introduction of Poly Aluminum Chloride (Isopac) throughout Alberta. Al remains highly respected in Water Treatment in Alberta and will continue to act as a special Advisor as we progress to the next chapter of Klearwater.