Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. is comprised of a diverse group of individuals all possessing the same goal, which is to continue making this company the best it can be. Delivering heating and boiler system solutions to the Canadian Marketplace with integrity, honesty and dedication. This driven group is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Aqua-Tech and driving its execution with our employees and strategic partners.
Bill Palamar, Founder/Chairman
Upon completion of his tenure at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Bill began working in the Plumbing and Heating Industry in 1979. In 1980, at the age of 23, Bill started Aqua Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. as a manufacturer’s agency. Aqua Tech has retained its roots in the agency business and in addition has grown to be one of the industry’s largest and most successful Master distribution networks in Canada. The entrepreneurial spirit and performance-based principles on which the company was founded remain cornerstones within Aqua Tech today. Bill remains responsible for the overall performance of the company by providing strategic and directional leadership to a very committed and skilled senior management team. “Our teams objective remains true to the core values on which the company was founded” …” we continually strive to enhance the customer experience with the highest level of customer service, technical support and sales effort available in the industry…and then improve on it!”
Bill has been an active volunteer within the industry serving on and chairing multiple committees. He is a past president of Ontario Region (CIPH) and past Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).
The Palamar family continue to make Burlington Ontario their home and remain active in their support of numerous community and environmental initiatives.
Darryl Singleton, President
A top graduate of the Architectural Technology Program at Mohawk College in Hamilton Ontario. Darryl spent 10 years in the Mechanical Consulting Engineering Industry. In 1995 he joined Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc. as a Product Specialist responsible for promoting the Lochinvar Boiler and Water Heater line in Ontario.
In 2000, Darryl became the National Sales Manager for Aqua-Tech. He was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2005. In 2021 Darryl became President and is responsible for implementing corporate strategies and providing leadership for the company.
Darryl has supported our industry with volunteer work as Past President of the Hamilton Chapter of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and has served on committees for the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and holds memberships in the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA).
The Singleton Family make their home in Ontario’s Niagara Region and with his wife Lori remain active in their support of many community initiatives.
Grant Erickson, Sales Manager
Grant joined Aqua-Tech fresh out of the University of Toronto in 1999 and was thrust into the Toronto Sales Territory and Engineered Sales. Today Grant is the Aqua-Tech Sales Agency Manager and oversees our sales forces in both the central Ontario, Southern Ontario and British Columbia markets.
As a registered P.Eng. in the province of Ontario he offers a unique perspective to both our engineered clientele and our distribution based partners. His vast wealth of knowledge in these sectors combined with presentation and teaching skills provides a great asset to the company and to our customers. Being responsible for the growth of our sales force professionally and our company agency sales growth makes Grant a strategic part of our corporate management team.
Grant with the support of his wife and two daughters is involved in engineering and distribution based associations in both Ontario and British Columbia.
Chris Neilson, Vice President of Operations
Chris joined Aqua Tech in 1998 and held numerous positions within the company. Exposure to and a clear understanding of the inner workings of each department made Chris the perfect choice to take on the role Manager of Operations in 2012. In 2021 Chris was appointed Vice President of Operations. In his new role Chris is responsible for the implementation and enhancement of the systems and facilities that Aqua Tech and its employees rely on to deliver a high-level customer experience and ensure a continuance of our productivity and growth. As a graduate of the Business and Accounting Program at Niagara College Chris brings a grounded approach to our management team that ensures the investments made function at peak performance.
Chris and his wife Tanya enjoy staying active with many activities in the summer including cycling, rowing, and riding motorcycles. During the winter months they look forward to enjoying their next vacation on a beach somewhere.