Board of Directors

Jay Harman

Jay Harman

CEO & President, PAX Scientific

Jay is the CEO of PAX Scientific and Founder of PAX Water. He has developed a number of successful companies, including ERG Australia Ltd that he took to a highly successful IPO as CEO. ERG went on to become one of Australia’s most successful technology companies. Jay has extensive experience in technology licensing and is the author of numerous patents. His designs have won numerous design awards and his products have been featured on the international television series “Discovery.”

Francesca Bertone

Francesca Bertone

COO, PAX Scientific

Francesca serves as COO for PAX Water’s parent company, PAX Scientific. She has more than 20 years of experience in operations, program administration and education. Before founding PAX Scientific, Francesca served as director of operations for Tank & Pipe Welding Pty Ltd in Australia. She started her career in the California public school system, serving as a teacher, vice principal and school board member.

Laura Bertone

Laura Bertone

CFO, PAX Scientific

Laura joined PAX Scientific as CFO following 18 years in the banking industry. She is a Chartered Bank Auditor and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. During her tenure as a corporate auditor with Bank of America, she managed the Global Capital Markets/Investment Banking Group, Retail Audit Group and Development and Training Teams. She has been a member of the PAX Scientific Board of Directors since its incorporation in 1997.

Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.

Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.

CEO, PAX Water Technologies

As CEO of PAX Water, Peter brings expertise in advanced materials, fluid mechanics and heat transfer and is responsible for technology development and validation. He previously served as the VP of R&D for PAX Scientific. Earlier, he led a research team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he authored more than 20 technical articles. Peter also served as White House Fellow in the Department of Defense and is a nationally recognized author and lecturer. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Princeton, a Ph.D. from Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.

Dominique Demessence

CEO, Utility Service Group

Dominique Demessence is the CEO of Utility Service Group, a company based in Atlanta, GA that offers specialized services to municipal and industrial customers focused on asset maintenance and water quality improvement. Dominique is a geophysicist and mining engineer by training and worked for several years in the oil industry before joining Suez and Agbar in 1990. Dominique is member of the IWA, World Water Council and several other institutions as well as member of the board of various Agbar subsidiaries in South America.