2018-2019 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
Chris Wilker
EcoWater Systems LLC
Woodbury, MN



 
Vice President
Stephen Ver Strat
Amway
Ada, MI



  Secretary
Toby Thomas
Kinetico Incorporated
Newbury, OH



   
Treasurer
D.J. Shannahan, 
MWS, CI, CCO
Shannahan Water 
Co., LLC (The) dba 
Sharp Water Culligan
Forest Hill, MD 

Governors
 
Immediate Past
President
Robert Maisner
Paragon Water Systems
Tampa, FL

 
Governor-at-Large
Issa S. Al-Kharusy
KDF Fluid 
Treatment, Inc.
Three Rivers, MI


  Governor-at-Large
Kelly Johnson, CWS
Quality Water Services
Ponca City, OK



 
Governor-at-Large
Tim Reckinger
Pentair Water Purification
Brookfield, WI



Directors

Scott Chaudoin
PUR Water Filtration Products
Marlboro, MA
 
 
Peter Chermak
Clack Corporation
Windsor, WI 

 
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
of MS, LLC

Jackson, MS 

 
Michael Kinney, MWS
Portasoft of Morris County
Kenvil, NJ


Lee Knudson
Cargill Salt
Hopkins, MN

   
Michael R. Long, MWS
Elken Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

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

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

 
Knut Sauerbier
Brita GmbH
Taunusstein, Germany

   
James F. Stern
A.O. Smith Corporation
Milwaukee, WI