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.

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.

Mike Polly
In 2011, Mike Polly started his career as a lifeguard, and within two short years he was promoted to supervisor. As he began learning more about his new role as a manager, he was inspired to continue his career in aquatics. After dedicating himself to American Pool full time, he was able to begin working as a technician. The skills he had learned while lifeguarding transferred easily to his technician training. With some hard work in the field, he was promoted again to Assistant Regional Manager.

In his free time, Mike enjoys activities with friends and hiking. If you don’t find him in the great outdoors, he’s most likely relaxing at the pizzeria or swimming a few laps.

Lura Amerman
Lura joined the American Pool team in the spring of 2017 and quickly became a valued member of the team. Working as our Staffer, she interacts daily with parents, teachers, and lifeguards, loving the relationships she builds on a daily basis. Lura has a passion for fashion,, and can often be found showing off the hottest new trends throughout our office. Outside of work, Lura loves the chance to use her makeup artistry skills for special occasions. She enjoys foreign cuisine, including her favorite Vietnamese dish, pho.