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James G. Robyn, BA, MBA – President, CEO

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James graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Astrogeophysics and he holds an MBA in International Management with a concentration in German from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  James designs and consults on Natural Swimming Pools/Ponds (NSPs) throughout the Americas.  He has over 30 years of experience in the “traditional” swimming pool business as the owner of Rin Robyn Pools and he has been marketing NSPs in the Americas as a Partner with the BioNova®  Global Head Office in Munich, Germany since 2007.

James has authored articles for WaterShapes magazine and Aqua magazine and his work has been featured in Luxury Pools, Signature Pools, WaterShapes and Aqua magazine as well as numerous other publications.  Robyn lectures frequently at many venues throughout North America and he has addressed groups at the NY Botanical Gardens, the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, the University of Colorado School of Design, Rutgers University, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers and the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting.  He is a member of the faculty of the Genesis 3 University, a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals and the International Professional Pond Contractors Association, an Affiliate of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the US Green Building Council, and was formerly the United States Extra-ordinary member and representative to the International Organization for Natural Bathing Water (IOB), the International Governing Body of constructed swimming pond experts headquartered in Bremen, Germany. He is currently serving as President of the Association for Swimming Ponds and Natural Swimming Pools (ASPNSP), which is now the US Member Organization of the IOB.


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Hae-Sun Park Robyn, AS, BS – Vice President, COO

A native of Korea and the daughter of a Korean Diplomat, Hae-Sun graduated from high school in Germany and has lived in many countries around the world.  She earned an AS in Radiation Therapy Technology and worked in Oncology. This experience helped her to realize the detrimental influence that unnatural chemicals can have on our environment and health. Hae-Sun earned a BS in Business Computer Systems from Arizona State University and attended the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management doing post graduate work in business, marketing, accounting and the German language.  She now has over 30 years of experience in the swimming pool business.  Her expertise in design influences all of the BioNova®  products and services from brochures to technical training sessions.

Mrs. Robyn resides in Chester, NJ with her husband James G. Robyn.  An avid tennis player and active running enthusiast, she has completed 5 marathons, most recently the Boston Marathon in 2009 and the New York Marathon in 2010.


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Alan Weene, BA, MDS –
Project Manager, CKO

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Alan’s passion for sustainability and aquatics led him to join BioNova® in 2012, where he provides project management and technical planning for Natural Swimming Pools across North America. As Chief Knowledge Officer at BioNova® Natural Pools, Alan has been involved in the design and construction of all of the residential BioNova® NSP installations in the United States. Alan frequently conducts educational seminars on NSP technology to educate and inspire homeowners and industry professionals across the country. Alan found BioNova® while writing a research paper on sustainable alternatives to chemically treated swimming pools. Alan is a graduate of Connecticut College with a degree in Architectural Studies, and in 2018 he completed the Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design Degree at the Boston Architectural College. Alan has been around swimming pools his whole life in a variety of roles including swim instruction to adults, children, and infants, pool operation, and Aquatics Management. Alan is an authorized provider for the ASLA Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LACES), Genesis University Faculty, a Certified Pool Operator, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter, and an American Red Cross CPR, Lifeguarding, and Water Safety Instructor.


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Ryan Harmer –
Customer Relations Manager

Ryan Harmer, a native of Hamilton Square, NJ, graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Leadership Studies. He then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Leadership Education and Development from the University of Maryland. Ryan was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy through the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. During his 14 years in the Navy he earned his “Wings of Gold” as a Naval Flight Officer and flew aboard the P-3 Orion as both a navigator/communications officer and the Tactical Coordinator. He deployed to several locations including Sigonella, Curaçao, Kinloss, Scotland, and various countries throughout the Middle East. Following his naval service he worked with the Federal Government with the Department of the Interior and has private sector experience in sales and logistics. Ryan currently resides in Robbinsville, NJ with his wife and two kids.

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