Meet the Management

Meet The Management

Sam Courtland, CEO of Integrated Aqua Systems

Sam Courtland

Sam Courtland, President

Sam Courtland has 15 years of experience working on all aspects of the aquaculture and aquatic systems business. After gaining his BA in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona, Sam started his aquaculture career in Costa Rica working on a shrimp farm developing a pilot fish hatchery and honing his Spanish. This experience with hatchery management, working with recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), growing live feeds, algae and husbandry of larval marine fish was then applied to projects in Mexico and Auburn University. After moving to San Diego and working in management and executive level positions for two leading aquaculture system manufacturers, Sam ventured on his own to start Integrated Aqua Systems, Inc. in 2003. Through the course of the Company’s last 10 years in business, IAS has established itself as a leading supplier and integrator of customized systems for top research universities, private aquaculture companies, city governments and publicly traded companies. In his free time Sam enjoys time with his two kids, tennis, hiking, running, playing guitar, and any activity outdoors in and around the ocean, mountains and desert.

Christine Wade

Christine Wade, General Manager

Christine comes to Integrated Aqua Systems with 25 years of office management and accounting experience as well as 20 years of experience in procurement for manufacturing and distribution. With over 16 years of website design and marketing experience, Christine also designed and maintains our website.  Christine is mom to two ambitious teenagers, enjoying all of their extracurricular activities keeps her very busy.  In her spare time she likes to go camping or boating with the family, and spending time with friends.

Tom Young

Tom Young

Tom Young, Production Manager

Tom comes to Integrated Aqua Systems with over 35 years of experience with building and performing technical services on a wide variety of industrial equipment and instrumentation.  He started his career as an Electronics Technician in the Navy and holds three degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Technology and Management.   Tom is primarily responsible for production of all systems and equipment at IAS.  In his spare time Tom enjoys working on old cars and motorcycles.

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