Our Pennsylvania Staff

We believe the right people make all the difference.

Staff Highlights

Brian Ward
Brian’s career in the pool industry began in 1994. Ever since then he’s been involved in poolside operations. Today, he is the President of American Pool Pennsylvania and oversees the day to day. He was awarded the Presidents Award in 2011 for his ambition and drive to get the job done.

Brian studied Communications at the University of Maryland, College Park. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor activities like surfing, paddle boarding and hiking. Brian is married with four kids: one daughter, one son and two dogs.

 

Andrew Kanetsky
Andrew became a lifeguard in 2002. From there he quickly advanced to a supervisory role. After two years he came to work for American Pool and continued to move up the ranks to Assistant Regional Manager and then Regional Manager. He graduated from Temple University in 2007. After eight years, he still enjoys collaborating with clients and teaching the technical aspects of pools. He is rewarded by the everyday challenges of pool management. He was the recipient of the 2014 President’s Award.

Andrew has a passion for continuing education – this is demonstrated by his long list of certifications: Certified Pool/Spa Operator, State Certified Aquatic Pesticide Applicator, Pentair Pool Products Service Technician, Raypak Heater Technician and Installer, Certified Swimming Pool Accessibility Specialist, Hayward Factory Service Representative and State Certified Paramedic.

In his spare time, Andrew is an avid skydiver, ski patroller and scuba diver. He also enjoys fishing and snowboarding.

Bill Wright
Bill started his career in property management in 2009 when he began working for Right Property Management in Rehobeth Beach, DE. In the summer of 2009, he began working on pools and fell in love with his new career path. In the same summer he took the required classes to become a certified pool operator, and from there was promoted to Pool Manager/Operator of his company. Seeking to advance his career in the pool industry, he filled our open position of Assistant Regional Manager!

In Bill’s off time, he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters, cooking and going to the beach when he can.

 

Mary Rose Fichera
Mary graduated from La Salle University in 2012 with a BA in Accounting. She became part of the American Pool family in April 2014, starting as a Staffing Assistant and moving into her new role as Administrative Director.  Though her role is administrative in nature, she’s also very involved with staffing. ​One of her favorite things about the job is meeting new people and making new connections within the pool industry. Mary also enjoys working as a team with everyone in the PA office. Her hobbies include spending time with her boyfriend, socializing with friends, and catching up on her favorite TV shows and movies.