Louis Veloz, an Ingenious Visionary
Lou Veloz worked as an engineer for Westinghouse during the time that they developed and patented the first commercially available ultraviolet lamps. Lou, excited by this new technology, purchased a Westinghouse UV lamp dealership in 1949 and moved his family to Southern California. With a vision for just how powerfully this new technology could be adopted, he subsequently formed Aquafine Corporation to focus on water disinfection.
His first products were sold to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to disinfect surface drinking water sources used by Arizona agricultural workers. This opened the doors to similar markets he focused on such as the cottage cheese industry, the fruit drink producers, beverage bottlers, ice cream manufacturers and bakeries.