Iwaki Aquatic was established as a division of Iwaki America in 2016 to support the aquatic research community. Iwaki Aquatic’s mission is to build quality aquatic research systems that are extremely reliable and easy to both use and maintain. Our 60+ years of experience in designing and building controllers and pumps for global water treatment applications position us as the leader in both technology and value. Our aquatic team consists of aquaculture specialists, biologists, engineers and customer service experts with many years of experience supporting aquatic research systems. Our standard aquaria rack systems are designed specifically for the African Clawed Frog Xenopus spp. and Zebrafish Danio rerio, but over the years our experts have designed and built custom systems for over 150 different aquatic organisms. No project is too big or too small. Please contact us today to start your project.


Iwaki Aquatic opened a new production and warehouse facility in the fall of 2018 next to its main office in Holliston, MA. This 18,000 sq. ft. facility has allowed Iwaki Aquatic to expand its aquatic supplies business by being able to purchase in bulk and provide very competitive pricing for all of your aquatic needs. 2020 brought the release of our new Iwaki Aquatic LAbREED Zebrafish and Xenopus Systems as well as the launch of our ecommerce website.


Chris Collins
Director of Engineering
Chris joined Iwaki America in 2002 as a product support engineer after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has held various manufacturing and engineering roles through the years and is currently a Product Manager and Lead Engineer who supports all pump products and aquatic systems. In his role he melds engineering with sales and marketing to provide solutions to our customers. He is passionate about Iwaki's products and vision and strives to follow through on all projects.
Eric Moore
General Manager
Eric joined Iwaki Aquatic in 2016. He has been working with aquatic researchers for over 17 years helping them design, plan, manage and maintain their aquatic systems. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science in 1999 from The University of Rhode Island and began his career that same year with Marine Biotech. In 2008 Marine Biotech merged with Aquatic Habitats and then with Pentair in 2013. Eric is well known for his commitment to his clients and his knowledge of Aquatic Research Systems.
Paul Meyers
Paul Meyers
Iwaki Aquatic Services & Installation
Paul joined Iwaki Aquatic in early 2019 as Service and Installation manager after enjoying a successful career managing services and field installations for Pentair Aquatic Ecosystems. He comes to us with extensive knowledge of Commercial and Laboratory aquaculture gained over his years with Pentair. Paul has managed service contracts, inventory, and field labor for customers all over the world and has personally managed many large scale installations and system commissions. Paul received his bachelors degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management- Fisheries Specialization from the University of Minnesota in 2011. Paul is excited to be a part of the growing Iwaki Aquatic team!
Bill Peacock
Bill has been involved in the design, product development, manufacturing, installation, and support of aquatic research and aquaculture systems for over 20 years. He began his career at Marine Biotech in 1996 and continued as a senior project engineer at Aquatic Ecosystems and Pentair. Bill has developed many standard products for the aquatic research industry and has led the design and implementation of numerous custom lab systems. Bill has a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine.
Matt Comstock
Product Support Engineer
Matt started off his career as a product designer in the consumer products, housewares and tool industries, where his contributions led to several patents granted. He transitioned to the aquaculture industry in 2010 working on research and pilot systems for environmental non-profits. Matt’s aquaculture experience includes mathematical modeling, design, fabrication, installation, and operation of systems and sub components. Prior to joining Iwaki, Matt developed low-cost aquaculture aeration systems for developing countries as part of grant work funded by USAID. Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of Kansas.
Scott Vogel
Aquatic Support Engineer
Scott received his Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management in 2014 from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. His career has taken him from the hospitality sector where he gained valuable customer service skills, to Bose, where he gained hands-on technical experience. Scott started his career with Iwaki America in Early 2017 within the Quality Department, however, was quickly reassigned to Iwaki Aquatics. Scott now handles day-to-day operations within Iwaki Aquatics, performing tasks ranging from order entry, order management, inventory management, part design, assembly, shipping and receiving, as well as assisting with installations, product testing, and product qualification.
Sean McNamara
Sean McNamara
Lead Aquatic Technician
Sean received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences from Green Mountain College in 2013. He then started at the National Xenopus Resource P-40 NIH stock center in Woods Hole, MA. Here he ran the facility that houses over 8,500 transgenic, mutant, and wild type X.laevis and X.tropicalis frogs; rearing them from embryo to adulthood. Sean brings his hands on skills of husbanding and housing Xenopus and zebrafish to Iwaki Aquatic's Systems and Services.
Andrew Fillatre
Lead Aquatic Technician
Andrew has extensive experience with small and large-scale aquaculture which he gained through his 15 years as a Life Support Operations Manager at Disney, and 4 years with Pentair Aquatic Ecosystems. Andrew specializes in new system installations as well as providing top-notch preventative maintenance to our service customers. His determined attitude and great work ethic make him a valuable addition to the Iwaki Aquatic team.
Brian Tarantino
Brian started his career in the US Army as a specialist with one tour of duty in Iraq. After the Army, he continued to expand his skill set in various technical trades. Plumbing and electrical are a couple of his focused trades. He also worked in agriculture and general construction over the years to add to his skill set. Brian brings a can-do attitude to Iwaki Aquatic’s production team and is a leader in our quality program.
Jean Daher
Senior Mech. Engineer
Jean joined Iwaki in 2015. He has been working with the aquatic team in research and development of the new fish tank design. He spent 14 years at Sloan Valve company designing automated fixtures used in commercial plumbing market. His duties included research and development, prototyping, qualifying, releasing production parts. Jean has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Elizabeth Witkowski
Aquatics Warehouse Generalist
Elizabeth joined the Iwaki Aquatic’s Team in 2019, bringing 10 years of international and domestic shipping experience. Liz has exceptional organizational skills that enable her to manage multiple warehouse responsibilities. From receiving, shipping, inventory management, and production support, Liz is a key member of the Iwaki Aquatic’s Team. Her knowledge and work ethic are critical to our successful operation.