About Dual Draft

Dual Draft Integrated Airflow was developed and patented by Integrated Hydro Solutions (IHS) after the founders, Greg and Leigh, witnessed firsthand the impact of drainage and microclimates in a family members indoor cultivation facility in California. Speaking with the team, they were told that drainage and microclimates in this newly built vertical farm were negatively impacting the economic viability of the operation.

With decades of experience in engineering and manufacturing, Greg and Leigh knew that they could design a solution to these problems. Starting with the design of a fully-draining plant tray, they then realized the value of integrating the airflow to the tray allowing for over-canopy and under-canopy airflow, and Dual Draft was born.

IHS/Dual Draft is a veteran-owned business that conducts final manufacturing and assembly of our products in the USA.

Meet the Team

Greg Panella

Greg Panella

CEO

Greg is a combat veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps prior to acquiring Stokes Ladders, Inc. With a background in fabricating and machining, Greg modernized the operations of Stokes improving quality and increasing production. Additionally, Greg owns and operates Panella Orchards, a producer of 3 million pounds of pears each year.

Leigh Zalusky

Leigh Zalusky

CTO

Leigh is an accomplished engineer with extensive experience developing technologies in the startup environment. He is named on eight patents from companies such as Pax Scientific and Kohana Technologies Inc. Leigh is the CTO and developer of Dual Draft and is responsible for the patent rights achieved by the company.

Mark Doherty

Mark Doherty

COO

Mark is a controlled environment agriculture and cannabis industry veteran. Beginning in 2010 with Aqua Vita Farms, an indoor aquaponic farm. In 2016, Mark joined urban-gro and worked on over 300 indoor cultivation projects. Mark served as the Executive Vice President of Operations, for urban-gro, from 2019 to 2021.

Allison Panella

Allison Panella

Director of Operations

Allison is a proven LatinX leader with a decade of experience scaling non and for-profit companies, business owner and farmer, first generation U.S. citizen, mother of three.