Who We are

About US


Our Story

Aequion is a technologies and solutions company aimed at supporting water improvement, water remediation, and water compliance in a growing number of spaces. Our industry applications so far include: agriculture, hydroponics, dairy, hog, chicken, food processing, pond remediation, and aquaculture.

Our company is proud to be the product of deep scientific roots, agricultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit. Our founder, Ted Batkin, is a fourth generation inventor, physicist and farmer from California’s central valley. Since establishing Aequion, Ted has has managed to put together a team of talented and inspired individuals capable of carrying out his vision.

Aequion is wholeheartedly invested in impactful technologies that solve water and air quality concerns in addition to bettering everyday water practices. Our mission is to shorten the timeline on total sustainability. We will support both clients and state agencies in this endeavor.

Aequion is pleased to state that all products are manufactured in Visalia, California. 

Founder, Chairman

Ted Batkin

Ted Batkin is a fourth generation farmer, physicist, and inventor-entrepreneur local to California’s central valley. He received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno and a master’s certificate in physics from the Navy Navel School of Mine Warfare and the University of South Carolina. Ted also holds an MBA in Clinical Research Management.

Ted is currently the Founder and President of Aequion and XTB Laboratories. Prior to these roles, Ted was President of the Citrus Research Board for 20 years (1993-2013). Before that he was President of Adobe Ranch Management LLC, Vice President of Monfort Management Services, INC, Regional Traffic Manager of Ace Hardware Corp, and Vice President of Bay Area Piggyback. Ted has also held several leadership positions of various advisory boards and research councils including Vice President of the National Fruit Fly Coalition and Chairman of the National Citrus Research Council.

All in all Ted’s undertakings have had a profound influence on the agricultural landscape, extending to plant disease management, pest control, early detection and preventative technologies and overall crop improvement. 



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Chief Executive Officer

Mark Linder

Mark Linder has dedicated more than 35 years to serving California and American agriculture. He was the first president of Agriculture in the Classroom, which he co-founded while working with the California Farm Bureau, and he provided leadership to the American Farm Bureau and the U.S. Department of Agriculture in establishing the program across the United States, throughout Canada and in Germany and Japan. Mark is also co-founder and former president of Food, Land & People.  Raised on a sixth-generation family farm in Iowa, Mark is a graduate of Iowa State University, a fellow of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (Class 12), as well as an Ag Fellow of the John J. McCloy Program to Germany.  He served several years on the Center for Land-Based Learning’s board of directors and since 2002 as U.S. agriculture liaison for The Culinary Institute of America.  Mark currently serves on the Rural Development Partners national advisory board, is a member of the American Farmland Trust’s California Stewardship Council, and is an advisor to the UC Davis Olive Center and the California Institute of Food & Agricultural Research.  Mark is the co-founder of America’s Heartland, a nationally televised show on both PBS and RFD TV. Mark has spent his career in the promotion of rural/urban connections and forming strategic partnerships between the agricultural, educational, environmental, and non-profit communities. (St. Helena, CA).



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