Better Solutions for Water & Wastewater Since 1973

Celebrating 40 years of providing consistent, value-based, and high-quality solutions, Koester represents industry leading manufacturers of water and wastewater treatment and pumping equipment. Koester specializes in applications, design, operations, parts, maintenance, sales, technical support and service.

Offering Comprehensive Solutions
• Expert engineering staff
• Integrated industry involvement
• In-house customer care
• Knowledgeable sales force
• Support before, during and after the sale
• Fast response by field service technicians
• Factory certified technicians

Our Valuable Team Members

Mark Koester
President & CEO

Mark Koester has been active in the water and wastewater industry in Upstate New York for over 30 years. Mark has a degree in Sanitary Engineering and retains leadership positions in the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) and New York Rural Water Association (NYRWA). He remains active in the American Water Works Association and local Water Works affiliates.

Peter J. Radosta, P.E., BCEE
Senior Vice President

Pete Radosta is a graduate of Clarkson University and has a Masters degree from Syracuse University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Pete holds leadership positions with the NY Section AWWA and NYWEA.

Gregg Palmer
Operating Officer

Gregg Palmer recently joined Koester as the head of Operations. He has been in the chemical industry for the last ten years. In that time, Gregg helped guide Poly Processing Company to become an industry leader in chemical storage tanks. Gregg’s executive sales and marketing experience add to the depth of the Koester leadership team. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science in business from Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a native New Yorker, returning home after 20 years of living all over the United States. Gregg and his family enjoy the outdoors and are excited to take advantage of all that New York has to offer.

Thomas J. Posella, P.E.
Vice President – Sales Engineering

Tom is a Professional Engineer with over 20 years of experience in the water and wastewater field. A graduate of Clarkson University, he began his career at the Monroe County Department of Environmental Services (MCDES) where he worked his way up from Senior Pure Waters Technician to Engineer.

Tom left MCDES in 2003 to further pursue engineering at the Monroe County Water Authority and earned his P.E. in 2005. Tom returned to MCDES in 2005 as Manager of Operations, and in 2010 became the Chief of Technical Operations overseeing all of Monroe County’s wastewater operations and maintenance.

Upstate Sales Team
Email Sales
315-697-3800

Harold Anger
Sales Consultant

K. Wayne Dodsworth
Sales Engineer

Bill Driscoll
Sales Consultant

Bill Rourke
Sales Consultant

Downstate Sales Team
Email Sales
973-492-0400

Carlos Assuncao
Business Manager/Sales Engineer

Rich Canton
Sales Engineer

Syd Harris
Sales Engineer

Keith Thompson
Sales Engineer

Inside Sales and Technical Support

Kyle Buckles
Bidding Coordinator

Rick Buckles
Technical Resource Engineer

Santino Emmanuele
Project Coordinator

Kate Hurrle
Senior Project Coordinator

Parts and Service
Email Parts
Email Service

Eric Koester
Service & Retrofits Manager

Rob Samuels
Operation Support Manager

Robin Mead
Parts Coordinator

Liz Menius
Assistant Service Manager

Chris Emmerich
Service Coordinator

John McGowan
Technical Systems Engineer

Chris Frechette
Field Service Technician

Ray Gress
Field Service Technician

Rick Hoffman
Field Service Technician

Brian Link
Senior Field Service Technician

Jason Miller
Field Service Technician

Bryan Osborne
Field Service Technician

John B. West
Field Service Technician

Support

Michele Ficarra
Receptionist

Pamela Leary
Office Manager

Mary Lou Pace
Financial Manager

Maria Murdie
Assistant Finance Manager

Sherry Seelman
Executive Administrative Assistant

Sheena Williams
Administrative Assistant