Partner Interview: The 419 Group

Chad Smalley is a co-founder of the 419 Group, Ayyeka’s sales partner in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ayyeka’s full range of remote monitoring kits.
Chad counts over 28 years’ experience working in the water and wastewater industry. Prior to co-founding The 419 Group he worked in manufacturing distribution, service, and as a factory representative.

He founded the 419 Group LLC with co-founder Douglas Kreis in 2010. The company specializes in representing three core product lines for municipal water and wastewater systems. Its current product offering includes water pumps, wastewater pumps, storm water pumps, data acquisition products, water storage tanks, and a variety of valves.

Chad and Douglas decided to work with Ayyeka when it became clear that operators are going to have to significantly improve their systems in order to stay compliant with increasingly stringent environmental regulations that necessitate the timely and frequent reporting of data from infrastructure. The company had also wished to be able to offer operators access to a solution that incorporated cloud integration for some time, but had been turned off by the fact that other vendors required piecing together solutions component-by-component.

“Ayyeka provides a cost effective solution with minimal deployment time. Based on our research, the reporting capabilities of Ayyeka exceed comparable competition. The product also fits perfectly into our existing basket of products,” Chad says.

When not working, Chad likes to work on home projects, coach youth soccer, and ski.

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