Who are we?
Christopher R. Lloyd, PhD, (Chemistry, University of Utah) is a founding partner of RETEGO Labs, LLC and currently serves as the Vice President of Technology. He was responsible for the technical design and development of RETEGO’s patented chemical tests and analyte detection instrumentation and methodologies. He is an experienced chemist and microbiologist who has developed novel analytical laboratory and field methods for clinical diagnostic, security, environmental and residential service industry applications for a variety of private laboratories and government agencies. He holds several US and international patents for devices that detect and measure inorganic analytes in water critical for scale and corrosion, as well as microorganisms, proteins and DNA from environmental samples. Dr. Lloyd's peer-reviewed publications include a variety of studies detailing the rapid detection of environmental bacteria from arctic to desert locations, as well as the quantitation and taxonomic identification of pathogens and toxins from food, water and clinical samples. He is a current member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Water Quality Association, Pacific Water Quality Association and the Eastern Water Quality Association.
Leslie Douglas Merrill, is a founding partner of RETEGO Labs, LLC and currently serves as President and leads all efforts for product and business development, manufacturing and strategic relationships. His 40 years of experience in manufacturing, international project management and sales to the Water and Wastewater industries have given Les a unique insight into water challenges around the world. Merrill is often invited to participate in numerous national and international water treatment and quality conferences as Instructor, Speaker and/or Moderator. He holds several US and international patents relating to the treatment of complex industrial wastewaters and other patent applications relating to water treatment. Les currently serves on the Advisory Council for the International Water Conference and is an active member of the Water Quality Association, Pacific Water Quality Association and Eastern Water Quality Association.
Jon Briggs, Vice President - Sales
Jon Briggs, currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 27 years in Sales, Marketing, Training, Public Speaking, and Business Management Jon directs our online and direct sales operations. As a writer and speaker he’s become the “Voice of Water” at RETEGO Labs utilizing his unique talent for making complex issues understandable. He attributes his success to a desire for continuous personal improvement as well as a desire to connect with people personally. In business he focuses on outcomes over products since products are impersonal but the outcomes promised are usually very personal. His podcast “Bountiful Water Podcast” is a popular listening experience that both educates and entertains. He believes in a healthy and energetic lifestyle with clean, healthy, hydrating, and safe water as the foundation.
The Bountiful Water Podcast is available on most popular Podcast services including Apple and Audible: