2019-2020 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. 

Officers

President
Stephen Ver Strat
Amway
Ada, MI

 
Vice President
D.J. Shannahan, 
MWS, CI, CCO
Sharp Water Culligan
Salisbury, MD 

 
Treasurer
Toby Thomas
Kinetico Incorporated
Newbury, OH

   
Secretary
Kelly Johnson, CWS
Quality Water Services
Ponca City, OK


Governors

Immediate Past
President
Chris Wilker
C. Wilker Consulting
White Bear Lake, MN
  Governor-at-Large
Issa S. Al-Kharusy
KDF Fluid 
Treatment, Inc.
Three Rivers, MI

  Governor-at-Large
Tim Reckinger

Paragon Water Systems
Tampa, FL

  Governor-at-Large
James F. Stern
A.O. Smith Corporation
Milwaukee, WI


Directors

Mark Campbell
DS Services of America, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
 


 
Darwin "Buzz" Goldstein, MWS
Charger Water Treatment Products, LLC
Elgin, IL
 
Larry Gottlieb
ResinTech, Inc.
West Berlin, NJ 

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



 
Michael Herman
Ultrapure & Industrial Services, LLC
Dallas, TX
 
Jeffrey B. Hill, MWS
Robert B Hill Co
Minneapolis, MN

   
William Jefferis, CWS
Freeman Water Treatment
Jackson, MS 

 
Lee Knudson
Cargill Salt
Hopkins, MN


Judd Larned
Culligan International 
Rosemont, IL

   
Robert Maisner
Paragon Water Systems
Tampa, FL


   
Donald K. McGhee, MWS
HydroSystems, Inc.
Harlingen, TX

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

Mike Mitchell 
PUR Water Filtration Products (KAZ USA Inc.)
Marlboro, MA


   
Douglas A. Ramer,
MWS, CWR
Martin Water Conditioning
Myerstown, PA
 
Gregory Reyneke, MWS
Red Fox Advisors
 Orem, UT

 
Amanda Wakem-Moore, MWS
Atlantic Filter Corporation West Palm Beach, FL