The Future of Smarter Infrastructure Is Here

 

Orbis is leading the way in smart IoT infrastructure evolution, preserving precious resources and valuable assets for a better future. Our products enable real time data acquisition and predictive assessment of pipeline infrastructure, helping owners and operators make the data-driven decisions that are critical to network integrity and efficiency.

Our next-generation technologies are built to empower.

 

  • Non-invasive

  • Simple and inexpensive to install

  • Wireless internet connectivity

  • Predictive, real-time asset monitoring

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Meet the Team

Danny Krywyj

Founder & President

Originally from the United Kingdom, Danny brings over 14 years’ experience of growing technology businesses within the infrastructure industry.

Danny was the founder and managing director for JD7 Ltd based in the UK and responsible for the creation and implementation of industry’s first pipeline condition assessment technology and solutions for water, gas and industrial sectors. After Aquam Corporation acquired JD7 in 2014, Danny moved to Managing Director for their Aquam Pipe Diagnostics Division where he oversaw the expansion of Aquam Pipe Diagnostics from the UK into North America.

 

Danny completed his mechanical engineering apprenticeship at Rolls Royce UK and spent 10 years working as a mechanical engineer within the Nuclear Marine technical development division and a further 12 months within the advanced propulsion design of Rolls Royce Aerospace.

Simon Wick

Director of Sales

An internationally recognized expert in the Water Industry with over 25 years of experience, Simon is responsible for evangelizing Orbis’ next-generation infrastructure monitoring technologies. 

Simon transitioned from Aquam Pipe Diagnostics (“APD”), also an Aquam company, where he served as General Manager. There he led the organization, with a focus on operational rigor and customer service. Simon gained key insights in non-disruptive asset management and continued to develop relationships within the water and wastewater sector, which will serve him well in his new role. 

Before joining Aquam, Simon led the team at Matchpoint Water Asset Management for non-revenue water reduction, infrastructure failure risk mitigation, as well as western US expansion. Previously, Simon also held sales, project management, and field engineering positions at Halma Water Management (formerly Palmer Environmental) in the UK. He started his career at Cambridge Water Plc where he rose through the ranks to the position of Chief Inspector. While at Cambridge Water Plc, Simon focused on leading his team and executing District Metered Area tests and innovative leak detection practices. He left behind the lowest ever recorded level of water loss the company had witnessed.

Jeff Prsha

Director of Technology

Jeff oversees technology development at Orbis Intelligent System. With 30+ years of electronics experience and qualifications, Jeff specializes in acoustic engineering and engineering design services. Before joining Orbis, he has held multiple senior engineering positions, including being the former head of Research and Development for Oceanographic and Underwater Optics and the founder and Engineering Director of Aegis Integration. A published author, Jeff is the inventor of nine US patents and an avid community service leader. Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles.

Peter Eto

Senior Firmware and Analytics Engineer

Peter is responsible for the full development cycle and testing of the embedded, real-time firmware for the Orbis IoT products. He is also involved with integrating firmware with hardware and hardware modification, as well as raw data collection and testing to aid in evaluating the hardware performance.

 

Peter has over 30 years of software development experience, and 20+ years of embedded development experience. Previously, he has worked on projects including passive submarine sonar systems, RF “direction finding” systems, the Globalstar satellite phone system, and developing firmware for industrial flow meters and flow switches (both liquid and gas applications). Peter received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from San Diego State University.

Dr. Moore

Algorithm Team Lead

Dr. Moore leads the Algorithm Team at Orbis, where he works on enhancing the leakage detection and condition assessment algorithms of Prodigy. As a versatile and results-driven biosensor data scientist/programmer, Dr. Moore has over two decades of extensive professional expertise driving algorithm development and related signal/image processing. His work focuses on rigorous statistical characterization and modeling of data, including machine learning techniques and provisions of mathematical and statistical clarity to pertinent data observations. Dr. Moore earned his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, San Diego and has won multiple awards over the years.

Derek Pickern

Data Analyst

Derek is responsible for the development and implementation of IoT analytical tools as well as the integration of algorithms into all Orbis sensor technology. Derek is a skilled Python developer with four years of experience researching, designing, implementing and analyzing data from data sets, spreadsheets and other data sources. Prior to joining Orbis, Derek worked as Data Engineer at Biota Technology Inc and as Software Engineer at Sequoia Analytics. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Technological Entrepreneurship & Management from Arizona State University, and he has certificates in Python for Data Science and Machine Learning, SQL, Python Data Structures, Java and Git. 

Marissa Melanese

Special Projects Coordinator

Marissa is responsible for coordinating special projects and providing sales support at Orbis Intelligent Systems. Previously, Marissa was Executive Assistant at the sister company of Orbis, Aquam Pipe Diagnostics. Marissa has years of experience in project management, administration and customer success. A native of San Diego, Marissa received her bachelor’s degree from National University.

Nicholas Lincoln

Electronics Technician

Nicholas is an Electronics Technician at Orbis Intelligent Systems. He is responsible for testing and assembling products and is a point of contact/consultant regarding Orbis device applications in the UK. Nicholas is a San Diego native and is a recent college graduate from National University with a Bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering. Prior to completing his bachelor’s degree, Nicholas received his associate degree in Mathematics from Cuyamaca College.

Tyler Jones

Engineering Technician

Tyler is an Engineering Technician at Orbis Intelligent Systems, where his responsibilities include testing and manufacturing products, designing and building testing equipment, and developing various software. In addition to working at Orbis, Tyler is pursuing his BS in Computer Science at San Diego Miramar College. Prior to his work at Orbis, Tyler spent four years as a member of the Scripps Ranch High School FIRST Robotics Competition team, where over the years he worked on the Design, CAD, Electrical, and Programming teams and was elected Head of Robot Design his senior year. Tyler is also an Eagle Scout as well as a Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient.

Jim McCorkle

Program Manager

Jim provides project management expertise to Orbis Intelligent Systems for the roll-out of new products. He brings with him a diverse background of Engineering, Engineering Management and Program Management experience. Jim started his career as a design electrical engineer in the underwater industry, developing remotely controlled underwater vehicles and underwater laser imaging systems. He later evolved his career into engineering management in the laboratory instrumentation industry with a company that developed cryogenic research equipment. Later he worked in functional and program management in a cellphone manufacturer, a company that develops large U/V lasers for the semiconductor capital equipment industry, and most recently on large, sophisticated drone aircraft for a large US defense contractor. Jim received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Youngstown State University.

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