Regents Award

The Regents Award is presented to an individual (or group of individuals) who has made a significant contribution at the state or local level working with issues affecting the industry such as ethics, legislation or educational efforts.

Previous Winners

1975 - Phillip D. Meier, Quality Water Conditioning, Inc.
1977 - Keith Vetter, Vetter's Inc./ Culligan Water Technologies
1978 - George McCoy
1979 - Daniel W. McNew
1980 - Walter P. Casey
1981 - Canadian WQA
1982 - Gilbert Boerner
1983 - Eugene O. Walker
1984 - Robert J. Ford
1985 - Roy C. Russell, III, Pacific Water Systems
1986 - Robert E. Morley
1987 - Irene Trippet
1988 - Douglas Windover, Culligan Water Conditioning
1989 - Margaret A. Wichmann
1990 - Lyman Simpson, Hydro-Tech Associates, Inc.
1991 - Pacific WQA
1992 - Linda Scott, Culligan of Santa Ana
1993 - Jack Lorenzen, Quality Water Services, Inc.
1994 - Carolyn Fahnestock
1995 - LeRoi H. Butler
1996 - Robert E. Hawkins
1997 - Stan Ziarkowski
1998 - James W. Baker, AMERIWATER, INC.
1999 - Skip Ruedeman
2000 - Karen S. Zack, Kinetico Incorporated
2001 - William M. Kavey, Clack Corporation
2002 - Gerald Dierolf, Atlantic Filter of Polk County
2003 - Rick Grace, R G & Associates, Incorporated
2004 - Donn Davis, Fluid Systems & Controls, Inc.
2005 - Donald R. Dammel, Quality Water Works dba Culligan Water Conditioning
2006 - Peter Waelti, RainSoft of Denver
2007 - Robert W. Boerner, Culligan Water Conditioning of San Antonio
2007 - Michael Mecca, Performance Water Products
2008 - D. J. Shannahan, Jr., Shannahan Water Co., LLC dba Sharp Water Culligan
2009 - Perry Ratcliff, Ratcliff Water Treatment LLC dba Culligan of Brenham
2010 - Denise Urbans, SHEDWATER LLC 
2011 - Mark J. Felton, Culligan Water Conditioning
2011 - Douglas R. Oberhamer, Culligan Water Conditioning
2012 - Kristi Pihl, Pacific Water Quality Association
2013 - Frank DeSilva, ResinTech
2014 - William P. Maher, Maher Water Corporation
2015 - Ed Robakowski, Kinetico Incorporated
2016 - Jeffrey B. Hill, MWS, Robert B. Hill Co.
2016 - Larry Casey, Aqua Science
2017 - Daina Grace, Texas Water Quality Association