Deep Blue Aqua is a water orientated company covering a range of water related industries. The common thread being the cleaning of water to sustain life within that water.
We cover it whether its live lobster caught at sea, abalone in an aquaculture facility, trout eggs in a fish hatchery, penguins in rehab, sharks in a public aquarium or just kids in a school swimming pool or natural swimming pool.
MEET THE TEAM
Financial DirectorSimpson has some 20 plus years of experience in aquaculture operations, including working with shellfish and seaweed in Israel, salmon in Scotland and production and hatchery management of one of the largest independent abalone aquaculture companies in South Africa.
Brynn held the role of Managing Director of one of South Africa’s larger aquaculture technology providers before starting Deep Blue Aquatic Systems, now Deep Blue Aqua.
Simpson has an MSc degree in Zoology and an MBA (both from UCT).
Operational DirectorGrant has been involved in aquaculture technology for 13 years, carrying out work on aquaculture and live-holding facilities around the world.
Prior to that Brooker has a number of years experience running his own metal work business. Brooker spent 9 years at one of South Africa’s larger abalone aquaculture technology suppliers, ending as technology general manager, before starting Deep Blue Aquatic Systems.
Grant is responsible for system design, project management, manufacturing and installation of projects at Deep Blue Aqua. Brooker has a diploma in Aquaculture.
Ruben van der Merwe
Technical DirectorRuben has been involved in the aquaculture technology industry for 10 years, carrying out work on aquaculture and live-holding facilities throughout Southern Africa. Ruben’s area of specialisation lies on the electrical side of the business. Ruben is responsible for the design of all motor control systems (switch gear) as well as the monitoring and control division.
Ruben has a diploma in Aquaculture from the University of Stellenbosch.