Our People

“It’s being able to figure out how to live more gracefully within our sphere of influence.”–Bruce Kania, Chairman of the Board and Research DirectorA graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bruce has focused his professional career on product invention, intellectual property development and licensing since 1992. His life-long fascination with the interrelation of natural and human systems, combined with his passion for the outdoors, led him to first conceive the idea for what eventually became the technology behind BioHaven® floating treatment wetlands.

Today, Bruce is FII’s Research Director, responsible for product development, and is the Chairman of the FII Board, as well as being the principal owner of Fountainhead, LLC, FIIs parent company. He remains actively involved in licensing, demonstration projects and promotion.

“FII is an advocate for the creatures on this planet who have no voice, and no choice but to accept human impact on their world.” –Anne Kania, CEO and PresidentA graduate in English from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Anne has lived in England, New Zealand and now Montana, where she has enjoyed an equally varied career. An experienced project manager in the IT field, and a noted classical singer, Anne has worked alongside Bruce and FII for the last 6 years.

In Jan 2011 Anne took over the CEO reins from Bruce, bringing together her expertise in floating islands and her passion for clear and crisp systems and processes. Her goal is to take FII from being an exciting new company to being an exciting stable company, leading the world in floating wetland products and expertise.

“The work we do is environmentally valuable.”–Frank Stewart, PE / FII Consulting EngineerFor nearly a decade, Frank has been contributing his considerable expertise in remediation of groundwater and surface water contamination to the Floating Island International team. His frequent contributions include patent writing as well as providing valuable research, design, product development and technical consultation. Frank has earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering, and is a principal of Stewart Engineering, located in Bozeman, Mont. “I value the opportunity to provide natural cost-effective solutions for water treatment.” –Mark Reinsel, PhD, PE, ConsultantDr. Reinsel, an expert in the analysis of treatment alternatives for industrial wastewater, groundwater, storm water and drinking water, joined Floating Island International in 2010. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the Center for Biofilm Engineering in Bozeman, Mont., is a former professor in chemical and environmental engineering, and has provided technical consulting in water treatment and quality in projects from Alaska to Peru. In addition to his work with FII, he is president of Apex Engineering in Missoula, Mont.