About Us

Responsibility. Sustainability.

Tria supports sustainable stewardship of natural resources with a focus on creating marketplace awareness and demand for unique soil management technologies like AquiMax®, a patented revolutionary soil moisture management technology.  Tria provides thought-leadership and expertise in the management of soil health, plant health, and water quality to the agriculture and T&O industries.

Purpose. Mission. Promise.


Enable the sustainable stewardship of vital natural resources to meet the rapidly growing demands of current and future generations.


Catalyze the adoption of innovative and sustainable solutions at the intersection of water, soil, and plants.

What We Do

Tria is a provider of sustainable solutions for key stakeholders in the agricultural supply chain to help them meet both operational and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

Brand Promise

Enable a secure and sustainable supply of agricultural products while preserving water resources and quality.

Soil Moisture Management for Agriculture

AquiMax® is an injectable soil amendment that can increase plant-available water and improve soil moisture uniformity.

Who We Are

Our Team

Ned Bentley
Ned Bentley

General Manager

About Ned

General Manager of Tria Global Solutions.  Joined Exacto in May 2015.  Ned has a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University-Bloomington and a M.B.A. from University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Ned brings extensive globalizing portfolio strategy, distribution and supplier partner negotiations, and developing and launching new business model experience in Agricultural, Turf & Ornamental, Commercial Cleaning and Consumer & Office Markets, while at Exacto, Diversey & 3M Company.  Ned has led Tria and this new business from concept to one of the most promising Ag technologies on the market.

Steve Doench, CCA, SSp

Steve Doench, CCA, SSp

Head of Sustainable Agronomy

About Steve

Steve Doench is a professional agronomist with over 20 years of global work experience.    Steve has a B.S. in Agricultural Mechanization and a M.S. in Crop Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Steve has been a certified crop advisor (CCA) since 2001 and is also a Sustainability Specialist (SSp).  Steve’s background involves being an agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, a global crop supply analyst and agronomic advisor at Louis Dreyfus Company and the Director of Business Development at a successful agricultural technology start-up Agrible that was acquired by Nutrien.  Steve is leading Tria’s mission to help customers achieve sustainability goals within the agricultural supply chain.

Glen Obear
Glen Obear

Director of Innovation

About Glen

Glen Obear comes to Tria with an extensive background in soil, water, and plant science. He earned his B.S. in Soil Science and Agronomy, and went on to complete M.S. degrees in Entomology and Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Agronomy and Horticulture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Glen’s research has led to 14 peer-reviewed publications, over 20 published conference abstracts, and over 20 popular press articles. Glen comes to Tria from Exacto, Inc., where he worked as a Research Agronomist and coordinated research projects for product development efforts across the USA. He has been integral in the development of Tria’s AquiMax® technology.

Bardia Dehghan Manshadi

Bardia Dehghan Manshadi

Business Development Agronomist

About Bardia

Bardia Dehghan Manshadi is an experienced Business Development Agronomist with a demonstrated history of working in the chemicals and irrigation industry. Bardia has been involved in multiple agricultural product launch projects from concept to application and his recent successful start-up business leadership led to the introduction of AquiMax® product line to the US and international markets.  He is highly skilled in product development, account management, soil science, and agronomy. Bardia is a strong research professional with a Master of Science (M.S.) focused in Plant Sciences from California State University, Fresno and B.S in Agricultural Engineering from Shahed University of Tehran, Iran. His hands-on experience in agribusiness will provide technical expertise and enable Tria to continue to expand our offerings to the US and international markets. Bardia is based in Fresno, CA.

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Tria Global Solutions is committed to sustainable stewardship of natural resources. Reach out and we'd love to share with you our plans and thoughts for our industry.

Tria is a portfolio company of Cox Family Holdings. Learn more at CoxFamilyHoldings.com.

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