About Us

Benchmarks in the wildland firefighting community, our trustworthy MARK-3® And bb-4® centrifugal fire pumps have been established leaders for generations.

The people behind WATERAX

WATERAX is a vibrant, Montreal-based company whose work makes a real difference to wildland firefighters worldwide.

We’re a successful, multi-disciplinary team of professionals who share a core belief in teamwork and reward for a job well done.

A product is only as good as the service behind it. At WATERAX, we back up our quality products with steadfast service. Trust us to be there when you need us.

Quality. Reliability. Trust. Our pumps are as tested and proven as the men and women who use them every day.

Meet the management team

Raffaele Gerbasi President
Frédéric Lefrançois VP, Engineering
Marcello Iacovella VP, Business Development

Raffaele Gerbasi, Marcello Iacovella and Frédéric Lefrançois met in 2006 when they were EMBA students at the John Molson School of Business. United by shared values, beliefs, and ambitions—as well as the same desire to work and play hard, the three purchased the company from Tyco in a management buy-out in 2010, and now lead WATERAX. Iacovella is a WATERAX veteran. Lefrançois left Ubisoft to join WATERAX. Gerbasi has extensive experience in technology companies. As a team, they have not looked back since acquiring WATERAX, a move which sealed their friendship, partnership and fate.