Hall of Fame Award

Entering the WQA Hall of Fame is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a WQA member. The recipient is recognized for his or her lifetime dedication and service to the water quality improvement industry and association.

Previous Winners

1975 - Harold F. Werhane
1977 - Ronald D. Baker
1978 - G. Keith Funk, Sr.
1979 - Donald L. Porth
1980 - F. Wayne Packard
1981 - George H. Klumb
1982 - Walter J. Polens
1983 - Robert H. Grasmere
1984 - Donn R. Dresselhuys
1985 - F. Stuart Mitchell
1986 - William D. Dodd
1987 - Gilbert Boerner
1988 - Glenn Layton
1989 - Andrew J. Fleckenstein, Fleck Family Foundation
1990 - Donald A. Mahlstedt
1991 - William C. Prior, Tangent Company LLC
1993 - James A. Horner
1994 - Irving M. Haug, I.M. Haug Company
1995 - Duane D. Nowlin, Ph.D., Duane D. Nowlin - Consultant
1996 - Alan L. Reeh, EcoWater Systems
1997 - Walter P. Casey
1998 - Ray E. Cross
1999 - Stan Ziarkowski
2000 - J. Christopher Layton, Chris Layton Water Consulting
2001 - Jack Lorenzen, Quality Water Services, Inc.
2001 - W. Gordon Miller, Cleanwater Corp. of America, Culligan Water Conditioning - Marlette
2002 - William H. Dodd, NCBS
2003 - John Packard, Culligan Water Conditioning
2004 - Patrick Dalee, DuPure Inc.
2005 - Wes McGowan
2006 - James W. Baker, AMERIWATER, INC.
2007 - James W. Wakem, II, Atlantic Filter Corporation
2008 - Edward P. Jones, III, Gordon Brothers, Inc.
2009 - C. R. Hall, Wichita Water Conditioning Inc. dba Hall's Culligan Water
2010 - Richard E. Clack, Clack Corporation
2011 - William E. Hall, Sr., Haltec Services Company
2012 - Dennis Rupert, Rupert's Culligan Water Conditioning
2013 - Knox Williams
2014 - Charles F. Michaud, Systematix Co.
2015 - Denise Urbans, SHEDWATER, LLC
2016 - Darwin Watts, MWS, SEAS Capital Partners
2017 - Douglas "Sam" Karge, Zurn Industries, LLC
2017 - Bret P. Tangley, MWS, Sterling Water, Inc. dba Culligan of West Central Wisconsin