John Barelli founded Pure Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer’s representative company focused on water treatment for large industrial users in 1989. Sensing a void in the marketplace, John renamed the company Surplus Management, Inc. in 1998 and narrowed its focus on investment recovery. In 1999, John rebranded the company as WaterSurplus and rolled out a new website. In 2010, WaterSurplus purchased and renovated its current headquarters and now proudly employs over forty people working to replenish the world’s water and serve customer needs. Through thirty years of continued investment in the industry, John has established a foundation for consistent growth and more recently, rapid innovation with our excellent team and industry partners.
Prior to starting his own business, John worked as a Technical Salesman Applications Engineer at Illinois Water Treatment. John graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Northern Illinois University.