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NSPF honored its instructors for their performance over the past year with an award ceremony at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference in Denver, Colo. Representatives from NSPF presented the awards during the International Instructor Update Meeting.
“It is the efforts of NSPF instructors that allow us to work towards our mission,” says Michelle Kavanaugh, mission development director. “All instructors contribute to the betterment of the industry by educating those that can prevent bad things from happening in public and backyard pools. The instructors honored this year represent those that have excelled in their respective areas.”
Enduring Instructors are those recognized for delivering the most consecutive years of outstanding instruction. Recipients are: • Kurt Carmen (Aquatic Council), who has been an active NSPF Instructor for 32 years and has certified 8,889 students.
• Gilbert Daws (Gil Dawes & Associates), who also instructed for 32 years with 4,173 students certified.
Exceptional NSPF Instructors are individuals who have demonstrated teaching methods and student support at an exceptional level. Recipients are: • Rudy Stankowitz | Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants
• Rick Stewart | Pool Training Academy
• Wayne Ivusichof | Taylor Technologies
Most Certified Individuals in their First Year as an Instructor • Katrina Campbell | Pool Operation Management
• Michael Piciulo | Pool Operator Training
• Jeffrey Kopp | Horizon Commercial Pool Supply
Most Certified Individuals in their Second Year as an Instructor • Jordan DiGuardi | Pool Operation Management
• Brian Goldojarb | HD Supply Facilities Maintenance
• John Donovan | NV Pools
Most Certified Individuals by an Instructor in the Last Year • Timothy Auerhahn | Aquatic Council
• Steve Scheuer | Certified Pool Trainers
• Robert Freligh | Nationwide Aquatic Consulting
Biggest Supporter of Pool Operator Primer • Terry Hommel and Richard Deyo (both of Ecolab) together certified a total of 190 students
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language in the United States • José Miguel Torres | Paraiso Pools
• Josep Vecian | Hines Pool & Spa
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language International (Outside of the United States) • Hugo Diaz | Area de Piscina
Most Certified Individuals in French • Jean-Pierre Lajoie | Distributions ASI
Most Certified Individuals by a Company • Leslie’s Poolmart | 2,005 students certified
• Pool Operation Management | 1,683 students certified
Most Certified Individuals by a Company Internationally • Alberta Health Services | 486 students certified
• The City of Ottawa | 239 students certified
Most Students Certified in the Spanish Language by a Company • Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina (Mexico) | 300 students certified
At last year's PSP Expo in Orlando, APSP met to gauge interest in developing a group that would focus on the commercial side of the pool and spa industry.
The response was overwhelming. The event played out to a standing-room-only crowd, with a vigorous exchange of ideas among all assembled.
“As we continued on in that meeting and asked questions of what people were interested in, we found a great alignment within the entire industry,” says Donna Williams, chief marketing...
Last week we kicked off our monthlong celebration of the Awards of Excellence with a look at the impressive lineup of projects in the Bronze-winning category. Now, we're moving on to the Silver award winners.
This week you'll find projects than range from simply sensational to the sensationally simple, some with geometric borders and others with craftily coped edges. Fire effects, luxe lighting and fantastic homes frame the work, all of which earned the second-highest accolade the...
Raypak celebrates its 70th anniversary with the the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Innovation Learning Center at the company’s headquarters in Oxnard, Calif. The center is part of an extensive renovation and expansion of Raypak’s headquarter offices, testing lab and warehouse.
Premier Pools & Spas announced that Aaron Gurley, general manager of Premier Pools & Spas of Sacramento, has been named president of both Premier Pools & Spas and Premier Pool Service.