Leadership Team

Dan Simon

Dan Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Board Member

Dan Simon joined Baswood in 2018, bringing with him over 25 years of engineering, development, operations, and leadership experience in the water, energy, manufacturing, and food industries. Dan’s career started as a water and energy management engineer at Ecolab, Inc. and NCH Corporation, with progressive roles living and working in the USA, Japan, and Thailand. Dan then spent the next five years with TIC/Kiewit Construction developing, financing, building, and operating over $5 billion in industrial process and infrastructure assets. Since 2004, Dan has been a passionate entrepreneur, CEO, and Board Member to multiple public and private sustainable technology companies, including taking one public and growing it from inception to over $650 M in annual sales. Most recently, Dan was leading a boutique advisory firm he founded, serving global family offices, private equity funds, and public investment companies.

Ashwin Gulati

Ashwin Gulati

SVP Business and Corporate Development

After consulting with Baswood, Ashwin joined the company in January 2019 in his current role. He brings 25+ years of experience in executive leadership, management, sales, marketing, and international business development. Before Baswood, Ashwin was President and CEO of Spiral Water Industries, helping lead the advanced water filtration company from startup to award-winning international recognition. Ashwin started his career driving direct and channel sales in Europe and the U.S. for Dun & Bradstreet Software. As founder of Match Point Ventures, Ashwin advised technology companies engaged in turnaround strategies and new ventures.

Jaimi Klein

Jaimi Klein

Director of Marketing

Jaimi Klein joined Baswood as Director of Marketing in 2018. She is an accomplished international marketing director with over 12 years in marketing communications. Jaimi’s passion for new technology and mobile applications, specifically in the area of sustainability, drives her to uncover solutions that not only have measurable benefits to business but also a greater impact on our planet. Over the past ten years, Jaimi’s entrepreneurial thinking and creative problem-solving skills have seen her excel in the industrial maintenance industry, specializing in biologicals and wastewater treatment. Jaimi graduated (Cum Laude) from Texas Christian University, extending her experience with further Environmental Science Study Abroad in Costa Rica. She has also lead projects and teams in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.

Dr. Kai Zhang

Dr. Kai Zhang

Principal Process Engineer

Kai received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. His expertise is in biological wastewater treatment, process R&D, and modeling. Specifically, Kai has extensive process design experience in conventional activated sludge, nutrient removal, membrane bioreactors, various anaerobic reactors, and the integration of different unit processes into a solution suitable for end-users. Kai has worked with clients in refineries, chemical manufacturers, food and beverage producers, and municipalities. In his spare time, Kai enjoys running, reading, and photography.

Phani Peddi

Phani Peddi

Senior Process Engineer

Phani Peddi joined Baswood in 2017 with eight years of experience in water treatment process design, pilot scale testing, commissioning and plant operations. He worked on several wastewater and residuals related projects for different industries including municipal, manufacturing, fossil fuel fired power plants, mining, and food & beverage. Phani graduated with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University. His areas of expertise include primary, secondary and polishing stages of water treatment, biological sludge treatment, solids dewatering, conceptual process design and treatment plant operations.

Bryn Mohan

Bryn Mohan

Senior Systems Engineer

Bryn has been with Baswood since 2012. She has a BS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MS degree in Systems Engineering from Missouri S&T. Bryn has provided controls programming, documentation, startup support, and training for various water and wastewater projects during her career. As Baswood's Senior Systems Engineer, Bryn has developed a proprietary automation and controls system. In addition, Bryn oversees the design and maintenance of our remote access and data logging capabilities.

Shawn Cook

Shawn Cook

Project Manager

Shawn joined Baswood in 2016, bringing more than 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry. He has held operational positions including plant equipment engineer, process engineer, and various management positions. Trained in electrical engineering, Shawn has designed, integrated, and managed the installation of nine ammonia plants, 15 syrup rooms, 25 reverse osmosis water delivery systems, 34 manufacturing lines, and assisted in the construction of four large-scale manufacturing plants. As a Senior Engineer at Baswood, Shawn designs BioViper installations and manages the construction process and contractors.

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