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Industry veteran Norman Cardinal, known for founding Hydroqual Corporation as well as his active role in promoting education with NESPA, passed away February 1.
Cardinal’s career in the pool and spa industry spanned over 40 years. In 1976, he formed Hydroqual Corporation, a manufacturer’s representative agency that helped many companies see success. He was instrumental in pioneering industry education and training as a member of the NESPA board of directors when the Region I Hands on Training School began. The program later evolved into the current CPO programs. Cardinal also wrote and produced lesson plans for the first Spa Training Program.
Other positions in Cardinal’s career include: • NSPI Capital District Chapter Director
• NESPA Atlantic City Show Exhibitor Committee Chairman
• NSPI Region I Board of Director
• NSPI Exhibitor Advisory Committee
• NSPI Spa & Tub Council Chairman
• NSPI Manufactures Agent Council past Chairman
• NESPA Quarter Century Club
Cardinal received two degrees: a B.S. in electrical engineering from Norwich University and an MBA in marketing and economics from Syracuse University. He proudly served as an officer in the United States Army during the Vietnam war.
A loyal and trusted professional, Cardinal was a great mentor and friend; someone who left a lasting impression on the lives of many and will be missed by all.
His wife, Audrey Cardinal, requests that anyone wishing to honor Cardinal’s memory make a donation to Operation Support Our Troops.
On Jan. 31, the European Commission confirmed the acquisition of AQUATRON by BWT Group, a leading water technology company.
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Carvin DiGiovanni, APSP vice president of technical and standards, will receive a Paragon Award in the category of recreational swimming from the International Swimming Hall of Fame in May.
The Paragon Award marks yet another honor for DiGiovanni, who has won several since last year. He was the 2018 recipient of the Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award and received recognition from the International Code Council PMG. In addition to these awards, he was recognized in 2014 by the...