Emily Kagels

Managing Partner

With a background in Management Consulting and Organizational Digital Transformation, Emily brings 10+ years of strategic technology experience to Zk3 Industries. As a founding member of the team, Emily works daily to support the growth and scale-ability of the company using bleeding edge technologies.

She also manages the Consulting side of the business, helping to grow Zk3's Environmental, Industrial, and Project Leadership offerings.

Outside of Zk3, Emily is an avid animal lover and runner.


Kevin Kneupper

Technical Sales Engineer

Born and raised in League City, TX, Kevin is a 2014 Clear Creek High graduate and attended the University of Houston for 4 years studying Construction Management.

He has 5 years of experience in the construction materials and geotechnical field both in the lab and in the field.

He enjoys the problem-solving aspects of lab work, but also the hands-on approach of field work.


Outside of managing the lab, or out in the field expanding his areas of expertise in wastewater and dewatering. Kevin loves to golf and offroad.


Richard Tyldesley

Technical Project Engineer

Bringing a hands on approach to Zk3's project team, Richard's background is built in the mechanical realm. Graduating with Process Technology degree, Richard has spent the last 5 years in the automotive industry building his mechanical, electrical, and troubleshooting knowledge. He enjoys the ability to travel the U.S. advising Zk3 customers on best practices and troubleshooting project challenges.

When he isn't working, you can find Richard in the mud. Turning wrenches & riding ATV's is not only a hobby, but a lifestyle for him and his family.


Zack Kagels


Growing up in Houston around the industry, Zack shares a unique approach and vision to create the best product and services possible. Having an adventurous experience in the oil field for over a decade, which includes managing teams overseas, Zack developed a major passion for Wastewater and Environmental Services. 

When he's not problem solving, Zack's interests include auto racing, music and time with his Wife Emily and their son Flynn.


Bruce Meyers

Vice President


Bruce is a Project Engineering Professional with extensive Management and Design experience in the Mechanical Manufacturing arena. He's been responsible for many successful projects over his career and isn't slowing down. 

Whether he is designing specialty equipment or managing everyday operations, he delivers the best product in the industry.

Outside of this business,

Bruce holds passions for cars, golf, mountain biking and rock concerts. His favorite band is The Ramones.


Russell Kagels

Vice President

Business Development

Rusty has 35 years of experience in environmental and industrial services. His long history in the industry allows him to provide proven, practical, and economic solutions to our clients. His wheelhouse is solving complex issues with innovative ideas - understanding that these ideas must allow them to be executed in the field.  


His interest away from work include:

Family time, “piddling” in his shop, golf, and his '51 Chevy Truck.


Zk3 Industries provides comprehensive chemical and engineering services to industrial and municipal clients throughout North America. The expertise of our environmental team is complemented by a wealth of practical experience and knowledge in the industrial dewatering and material processing sectors. The combination of product, engineering, and specialty equipment allows Zk3 to provide cost effective strategies for our customers. Our constant vigilance to ensure that we can provide our customers with the most advanced technologies at a reasonable cost. We thrive on solving the most complex situations in the ever changing environment of sludge treatment.