About SSI

In the past two decades, some brilliant ideas about wastewater treatment have been bubbling up at an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company. Founded in 1995 as Stamford Scientific International, the company is known worldwide as SSI Aeration, Inc.

Innovation

SSI Aeration systems and products are installed on five continents at thousands of jobsites. Millions of our diffusers are hard at work in wastewater treatments worldwide. SSI has received multiple US and International patents for inventions and industry improvements including:

  • PTFE and Viton coated EPDM membranes
  • Fluorinated and Anti-Static membranes,
  • PODS Factory mounted disc diffusers cut on-site labor installation costs by up to 30%
  • Advanced computer software that automates the drafting, spec writing, pricing and calculation functions of diffused aeration system design
  • SSI’s telemetry system offering operators a 24/7 inside view to identify problems before they happen and schedule maintenance during low flow periods

Our expert staff dedicates themselves to providing superior systems and practical improvements in every aspect of wastewater treatment, whether it is a new build, retrofit, or somewhere in between. SSI Aeration has a worldwide reputation for smart ideas and excellent customer service. Here’s what some of our clients have to say:

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Our plant is very large. Anything we do costs a lot of money just because of the scale. We were facing the possibility of having to build side stream treatment facilities to keep up with the demand — and this would have been extremely expensive. But because the SSI PTFE fine bubble diffuser is so effective, we didn’t need to do that project, and we’re handling more water than ever before. The SSI fine bubble diffuser is unique because of a patent on the membranes that resists the accumulation of the matter which avoids the blocking of the oxygen transfer and extends the time between cleaning cycles.

Gary Lagassey Operations Superintendent, City of Ft. Worth, Texas
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We have had the SSI Aeration AFC coarse cap diffusers installed in our two 450,000 gallon sludge holding basins for nearly five years and we have never had a problem with them. We also see adequate mixing and desired performance. The basins are inspected periodically and we have not had to replace any of the modules to date.

Jerry Basham Operations Manager,City of Henderson KY

Benefits

Our years of leading-edge design and product development yield valuable savings and improvements for our clients:

  • Our clients tell us that in their experience, SSI Aeration systems last longer and work better than other systems they have used
  • They report 30% energy savings compared to other fine bubble aeration systems
  • SSI Aeration stands for exacting attention to quality, no corners cut, no value engineering just to save cost
  • We use virgin molded plastics for longevity and efficiency
  • Our rubber parts are molded for tighter tolerance
  • We monitor quality through extensive testing methods including:
  • Destructive testing
    • Lab analysis
    • Finite element analysis
    • X-Ray diffraction,
    • Headloss and oxygen transfer tests

SSI Aeration is committed to providing excellent service in all project phases from system design to manufacturer, supply, start up and installation.

Executive Team

Administration

  • Todd D. Ritter

    Todd D. Ritter

    Director (USA) todd@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Ritter co-founded SSI in 1995 with expertise in international markets and distribution of mechanical equipment. He is in charge of the financial well being of the Company…

    Mr. Ritter co-founded SSI in 1995 with expertise in international markets and distribution of mechanical equipment. He is in charge of the financial well being of the Company. Throughout his career Mr. Ritter has been honored frequently for his philanthropic and personal support of causes including help for the needy, for individuals with disabilities and for literacy promotion. He is a graduate of Connecticut College.

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  • Tom Frankel

    Tom Frankel

    Director (USA) tom@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Frankel co-founded SSI in 1995 with experience in design and distribution of engineered systems. He is in charge of sales, marketing and operations in the company.

    Mr. Frankel co-founded SSI in 1995 with experience in design and distribution of engineered systems. He is in charge of sales, marketing and operations in the company. Mr. Frankel holds multiple US patents related to diffusers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • Seoungil Kang

    Seoungil Kang

    Director (USA) si@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Kang was an early partner to SSI in Korea and joined SSI in America as a partner in 2000. Mr. Kang is in charge of R&D, Production, and Engineering.

    Mr. Kang was an early partner to SSI in Korea and joined SSI in America as a partner in 2000. Mr. Kang is in charge of R&D, Production, and Engineering. Mr. Kang has worked in factory automation, has expertise in the manufacture of mechanical aerators and pumps, and has significant site experience. He is a serial inventor with numerous US and International patents. He is a graduate of Chungang University.

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Regional Management

  • Roberto Amboldi

    Roberto Amboldi

    Regional Sales Manager (Europe) roberto@ssiaeration.com

    Based in Milano, Italy, Mr. Amboldi has more than a decade of international engineering and sales experience with aeration systems for municipal and industrial wastewater operations.

    Based in Milano, Italy, Mr. Amboldi has more than a decade of international engineering and sales experience with aeration systems for municipal and industrial wastewater operations. He has experience with hydraulics and two-phase flow as a result of his former partnership with a major European pump and mixer manufacturer. Mr. Amboldi’s background includes partnerships with OEM manufacturers, international contractors, and distributors. He is a graduate of Politecnico di Milano.

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  • B. Amarnath Reddy

    B. Amarnath Reddy

    Managing Director (India) amarnath@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Reddy manages SSI’s operations in India, which include domestic sales throughout the country, as well as a staff of 15 application engineers and draftsmen.

    Mr. Reddy manages SSI’s operations in India, which include domestic sales throughout the country, as well as a staff of 15 application engineers and draftsmen. He is an experienced software programmer and engineer with experience in the automation of tool and die facilities. He is a graduate of SV University, Tirupati.

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  • SSI Aeration Peter-Zang

    Peter Zhang

    Regional Sales Manager (China) peter@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Zhang manages SSI’s operations in China including domestic sales and technical support. He brings to SSI more than 13 years of experience in wastewater treatment.

    Mr. Zhang manages SSI’s operations in China including domestic sales and technical support. He brings to SSI more than 13 years of experience in wastewater treatment. Mr. Zhang has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University and an Environmental Engineering degree from Tongji University, China.

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  • Lina Chiaverini

    Lina Chiaverini

    Inside Sales and Latin America Manager (USA) lina@ssiaeration.com

    Mrs. Chiaverini began her career with SSI as an intern and returned after graduation. In the past 10 years she has headed SSI’s Customer Service Department…

    Mrs. Chiaverini began her career with SSI as an intern and returned after graduation. In the past 10 years she has headed SSI’s Customer Service Department, and spearheaded Latin American sales. Today, she manages Inside Sales company-wide and continues to run the SSI Latin American sales division. She is a graduate of Eafit University in Colombia.

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  • Noman Syed

    Noman Syed

    Regional Sales Manager (Middle East and Africa) noman@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Syed is experienced in all aspects of SSI Aeration system design and is an excellent communicator. His depth of experience and background in our engineering department…

    Mr. Syed is experienced in all aspects of SSI Aeration system design and is an excellent communicator. His depth of experience and background in our engineering department gives Mr. Syed a comprehensive understanding of SSI’s products and the technical details of aeration systems. Mr. Syed is a graduate of SRTMU Maharashtra Production Engineering.

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  • Tom SSI Aeration

    Tom Devine

    Regional Manager (North America) tom.devine@ssiaeration.com

    Tom has 20 years as a Sales/Application Engineer and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz.

    Tom has 20 years as a Sales/Application Engineer. Before Joining SSI Aeration Tom worked at  Elna Magnetics and contributed to various departments including sales, engineering, and manufacturing.  Tom is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz.

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Project Management

  • Godfrey Pinto

    Godfrey Pinto

    Senior Engineering Manager (USA) godfrey@ssiaeraation.com

    Mr. Pinto is in charge of a large team of Project and Application Engineers. He has broad experience as an engineer in the Arabian Gulf for oil refineries and fertilizer plants…

    Mr. Pinto is in charge of a large team of Project and Application Engineers. He has broad experience as an engineer in the Arabian Gulf for oil refineries and fertilizer plants, and working for consultants and manufacturers of wastewater equipment. His expertise includes QC procedures and he is responsible for vendor certifications. Mr. Pinto is a graduate of Karnataka Polytechnic in India.

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  • Kiran Banala

    Kiran Banala

    Engineering Manager (USA) Kiran@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Banala is an experienced Mechanical Engineer and Architect who relocated from our India office to our US headquarters. He has worked in the tool and die industry…

    Mr. Banala is an experienced Mechanical Engineer and Architect who relocated from our India office to our US headquarters. He has worked in the tool and die industry and has significant software programming experience. Mr. Banala’s skills include site services and inspections as well as design. He is a graduate of SRTIST Institute of Science and Technology as well as SGM Government Polytechnic College, both in India.

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  • SSI Aeration Nim

    Nim Kiran Kumar

    Engineering Manager (India) nim@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Kumar is an experienced aeration system designer. He manages the engineering team in our Indian office, recruiting and training new employees.

    Mr. Kumar is an experienced aeration system designer. He manages the engineering team in our Indian office, recruiting and training new employees. In addition, he provides design and process support on SSI projects. He is the lead Application Engineer in the SSI Aeration (P) Ltd. Office. Mr. Kumar is a B. Tech Engineering graduate of the JNTU Rao and Naidu Engineering College in Ongole, India. He went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from IGNOU, New Delhi, India.

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Customer Service and Support

  • Doreen Tresca

    Doreen Tresca

    Marketing and Customer Service doreen@ssiaeration.com

    Mrs. Tresca is in charge of SSI’s Customer Service and Expediting department. She is organized and easy to work with, and believes in putting “customers first.”

    Mrs. Tresca is in charge of SSI’s Customer Service and Expediting department. She is organized and easy to work with, and believes in putting “customers first.” In addition, she is responsible for SSI’s marketing efforts from product literature to trade shows. Mrs. Tresca is a graduate of the University of Buffalo.

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  • Wanjie Li

    Wanjie Li

    Sales Coordinator wanjie@ssiaeration.com

    Mr. Li oversees SSI’s Inventory and works closely with SSI Korea in procuring equipment for SSI USA inventory and projects. He has strong software skills and prepares a wide…

    Mr. Li oversees SSI’s Inventory and works closely with SSI Korea in procuring equipment for SSI USA inventory and projects. He has strong software skills and prepares a wide variety of reports. Mr. Li is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-SP.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

SSI Aeration takes its mission of providing aeration systems for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment plants with great seriousness. As the years have gone by, we realized there was a way we could achieve our mission and do more for the community. At our Poughkeepsie Headquarters, we have taken this idea in a surprising direction.

Todd Ritter, of the SSI Executive Team, explains: “we discovered that the precision fabrication, manufacturing and shipping we require could be provided locally. SSI supports local business and charities in each of the markets we serve and are proud to be involved in the communities where our systems are installed”

Global Reach

SSI Aeration serves all 50 states and more than 70 countries through our international network that encompasses, sales management and administration, field services, and engineering. If you review our management and staff you will see that we come from all over the world. Chances are that someone at SSI speaks your language. SSI Aeration is committed to providing excellent service in all project phases from system design to manufacturer, supply, start up and installation.