Mr. Foster brings to the company his experience and proven sales background in the water/wastewater treatment business for 40 years.  Mr. Foster has served as President of Premier Water since its founding in 2005.

Mr. Foster received his BA from Clemson University.


Steven C. Young

Executive Vice President & CFO

704 231-9964
steven@premier-water.com

Mr. Young brings 25 years of water/wastewater experience to Premier Water.  He has been on both the sales management side of the business for an equipment manufacturer as well as the engineering consulting side of the water/wastewater industry.

Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Mr. Young is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of North Carolina.


Robert E. KellEy

Vice President

704 907-5474
rob@premier-water.com

Mr. Kelley has 20+ years of experience in the water treatment industry with the majority of his experience in municipal sales and a stint with SC DHEC in their Compliance group.  

Mr. Kelley holds a BA in Natural Sciences from Erskine College and a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. 


april emory

Senior Sales Engineer/
Project Manager

704 604-1362
april@premier-water.com

Mrs. Emory has over 15 years of experience in multiple industries with a focus on water/wastewater.  She has worked in application engineering, technical sales and project management roles for Kruger/Veolia, Evoqua Water Technologies/Memcor, and Sulzer Pumps.

Mrs. Emory has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from Youngstown State University, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina.  Mrs. Emory is also a registered Professional Engineer in North and South Carolina, and holds a Project Management Professional certificate from the Project Management Institute.


George Mitchell

Municipal Valve Sales

704 773-1842
george@premier-water.com

Mr. Mitchell has over 25 years of valve sales experience in the Carolina industrial and municipal markets. 

Mr. Mitchell holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.



Michael joined Premier Water in May of 2018 focusing on inside sales activities for the company.  He will also be instrumental in the valve sales segment of Premier Water and contributes in field activities on turnkey wastewater upgrade and rehab projects.  

Mr. Young holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
Auburn University.