2017-2018 WQA Board of Directors

As per the Association’s bylaws, the affairs of WQA shall be under the direction of a 24-person board of directors, consisting of fifteen members elected by the manufacturer/supplier/retail membership category and nine by the dealer membership category. 

Eight of the 24 directors shall also serve as a board of governors. They will include the four officers (board president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer), the immediate past president, and three governors-at-large. One governor-at-large shall be selected by directors elected by manufacturer/supplier members, one by the dealer members, one by the commercial/industrial, retail channel and international members.

Officers

President
Robert Maisner
Paragon Water Systems
Tampa, FL
 

   
Vice President
Chris Wilker
EcoWater Systems LLC
Woodbury, MN

   
Secretary
Stephen Ver Strat
Amway
Ada, MI
   
Treasurer
Scott Clawson
Culligan International
Company
Rosemont, IL

Governors
 
Immediate Past
President
Donald K. McGhee, MWS
Hydro Systems, Inc.
Harlingen, TX


 
Governor-at-Large
Tom Harrington
DS Services of
America, Inc.
Atlanta, GA


 
Governor-at-Large
D.J. Shannahan,
MWS, CI, CCO
Shannahan Water
Co., LLC (The) dba
Sharp Water Culligan
Forest Hill, MD 
 
Governor-at-Large
Toby Thomas
Kinetico Incorporated
Newbury, OH




Directors

Issa S. Al-Kharusy
KDF Fluid
Treatment, Inc.
Three Rivers, MI
 
 
Peter Chermak
Clack Corporation
Windsor, WI 

 
Larry Gottlieb
ResinTech, Inc.
West Berlin, NJ 

   
Cindy Gresham, CWS
Thermax Inc.
Hedgesville, WV

 
Kurt Gruett, CWS
Water-Right, Inc.
Appleton, WI

 
Jeffrey B. Hill, MWS
Robert B Hill Co
Minneapolis, MN

   
Douglas Horner
ENPRESS LLC
Eastlake, OH

 
William Jefferis, CWS
Freeman Water
Treatment, Inc.
Jackson, MS 

Kelly Johnson, CWS
Quality Water Services
Ponca City, OK

   
Michael Kinney, MWS
Portasoft of Morris County
Kenvil, NJ
   
Michael R. Long, MWS
Elken Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

   
Michael McGowan, MWS
McGowan Water Conditioning, Inc.
Mankato, MN

Shannon Murphy
TST Water, LLC
Temecula, CA


   
Kelly Parks
Aqua-Man Water Conditioning
Boerne, TX

 
Knut Sauerbier
Brita GmbH
Taunusstein, Germany

 
   
Bret P. Tangley, MWS
Sterling Water, Inc.
dba Culligan of 
West Central WI
Eau Claire, WI