Rob Lawson AASA, CPA, AAIM

Founding Principal /CEO

Email rlawson(at)daldorado.com
USA Direct +1 239.301.3436

Daldorado, LLC Founder and CEO, Robert Lawson, is a 1968 graduate of Swinburne University of Melbourne, Australia. He began his career in the world of finance as a CPA, but quickly found his niche in product development and management, as well as marketing and logistics.

At a young age, and with a passion to see the world, Rob became internationally involved with all forms of the production industry and was able to use his acquired skills and training to advance himself to an executive level where in 1986, he was appointed as the Executive VP of an international corporation.  Becoming a US citizen, it was here that Rob was able to enhance his understanding of the Aquatics industry, particularly pertaining to main drains and pool gratings.

In 1992 Rob formed his own business, Grate Technologies, which eventually evolved to become Lawson Aquatics. In 2007, the US laws and regulations governing safety for main drains became much more stringent, which prompted the need for a complete redesign of main drains throughout the commercial pool industry. Rob was instrumental in engineering and developing the domed main drain grate, which is widely used today. In 2011, Lawson Aquatics was sold to a world-renowned filtration corporation.

2017 finds the International safety regulations to be ever more demanding. In his continuance to be the leader of the “Gold Standard”, Rob, together with the combined expertise of his eldest son, Allen, and a team of highly qualified industry professionals, introduce Daldorado, LLC to the US in conjunction with Daldorado Pty, Ltd in Australia, to provide the safest, most technologically advanced rim-flow and main drain products in the aquatics industry.

Team Members

Rob Lawson

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Michael Stewart

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Andrew Lupton

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Chris Rich

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Patricia Soto

Patricia (Trish) Soto, Director of Special Projects at Daldorado, LLC,…

Ann Lawson

Analou (Ann) Lawson is from the Philippines and ventured…

Allen Lawson

As Managing Director of Daldorado Australia, Allen Lawson is key to…