Evolution Aqua USA, Inc. now has exclusive U.S. distribution rights for the Evolution Aqua product line manufactured in England. Brian Fitzsimmons, owner of Fitz’s Fish Ponds in Bound Brook, NJ, announced the introduction of this new company to make the Evolution Aqua product line available to the U.S market through its dealers and distributors.
“There are many quality products from Evolution Aqua including the Nexus Filtration System, K1 and Micro Media, the Cetus Sieve, evoUV, EazyPod, Pond Bomb, Pure Pond, and more,” Said owner Brian. “National Sales Manager Don Schnoor and I are looking forward to supplying these products to both familiar customers and as exciting new items to the rest of the koi and water gardening enthusiasts in the U.S.”
Don Schnoor will be spearheading the Evolution Aqua USA team as National Sales Manager, and believes the US aquatics channel will benefit from this agreement, enabling seamless access to Evolution Aqua’s award-winning products. “Our team is focused on bringing Evolution Aqua’s superior technology to distributors, retailers, contractors and consumers to enjoy the best possible experience with their water feature.”
As the exclusive importer for Evolution Aqua from April 2018, Evolution Aqua USA, Inc. will offer sales and customer service support for the U.S. market.
“We are delighted to welcome Evolution Aqua USA, Inc. as our U.S. partner,” said Evolution Aqua Sales Director Phil Jolly. “The partnership will mean increased product availability, customer support and presence for Evolution Aqua products across the U.S. and much more opportunity for pond owners to use and try out our unique, award winning products.”
Meet the Team
Brian Fitzsimmons’ interesting journey in water gardening began at the age of 13. While his parents were away on vacation, he built something special in their backyard. Imagine his parents surprise when they arrived home to find a beautiful water feature! Their family now had a water feature to enjoy and this created the foundation for Brian to open Fitz’s Fish Ponds.
Ever since building his first water feature, Brian has been focused on building a business creating amazing outdoor environmental experiences for clients all over the Northeast. His vision for Fitz’s Fish Ponds is to focus on bringing the highest quality Koi fish from Japan, building amazing landscaped ponds and water features, and utilizing cutting edge technology for clients and customers. Since the beginning, Brian has focused on building a strong team for the continued growth of his business ventures. Brian plans on continuing his strong values of leadership as he moves forward, growing his business with the addition of Evolution Aqua USA, Inc.
Don Schnoor started in the water garden and koi industry by working in his family’s pond business located in Central New Jersey in 1986. While working in the retail store during the first year, he quickly fell in love with koi and building water features. As his family began expanding the business into distribution, including importing products from England and koi and goldfish from Israel, he worked to grow sales, frequently traveling overseas for hardware product and live goods acquisition.
In addition to co-owning and working with his family at Aquatic Gardens & Koi Co., he has worked as the U.S. Sales & Marketing Representative setting up distribution of Israeli Koi & Goldfish and waterlilies, as a Sales Manager for one of the largest manufacturers of water feature products in North America, and now continues his passion in this business as the National Sales Manager for Evolution Aqua USA, Inc.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Don has been a speaker offering seminars at retailers and distributors throughout the country. By teaching and promoting every aspect of water features, he has been able to spread his passion enabling others to enjoy their pond and water feature experience. Don plans on continuing to spread his passion and knowledge about koi and water features by implementing the same high level of customer service with Evolution Aqua USA, Inc.
Other key team members include Sheila Lawther, Accounting and Order Entry, Mike Gecek, Warehouse Operations, and Paul Madsen, in Marketing. Each of these team members have corporate experience in their respective fields and are valued members of both the Fitz’s Fish Ponds and Evolution Aqua USA Team.
About Evolution Aqua, Ltd.
Evolution Aqua, Ltd. is a British manufacturer that is famous worldwide for their award winning pond products and now their increasing indoor aquarium offering. Since their inception, they have built a vast dealer base and are a trusted supplier for pond filtration equipment in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company prides itself on their in-house innovation, research and development, which have been paramount to their rapid growth and success since 2001. Evolution Aqua, Ltd. is located in Wigan, England.