• APSP Announces Director for New Western Office

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    APSP announces Jennifer Farwell as the director of its new western office.

    She comes with over 20 years of experience in the sales and operations of various industries. Farwell will deliver educational programming, lead advocacy efforts and drive membership by engaging current members, industry and APSP chapters.

    The western office will serve as an extension of APSP by furthering its effort to develop collaborative opportunities with industry associations in California and...

  • NESPA Announces 2017-2018 Board of Directors

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    NESPA inducted its 2017-2018 board of directors at its annual membership meeting on September 12.

    During the meeting, the association thanked previous board president Bob Baron (of Baron Pool Service) for his time, dedication and passion for the industry after his many years of service.

    “In the year ahead, we will be building on our strengths as an association by tackling a lot of significant projects like expanding our education offerings, strengthening our relationships...

  • Pleatco Appoints Stellar Sales as Sales Representative for Key Region

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Pleatco announces the appointment of Stellar Sales as its new sales representative for the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana region.

    “Stellar Sales brings an amazing history of grassroots selling experience and we are proud to have them join the Pleatco family,” says Scott Bittner, SVP of sales for Pleatco.

    Stellar Sales is based out of Bartonville, Texas,...

  • NESPA Executive Director Announces Retirement

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    NESPA Executive Director Lawrence Caniglia announced that he will semi-retire on February 1, 2018 to pursue other interests. He has served as executive director of NESPA and the NESPA Foundation for nearly 14 years.

    Under Caniglia’s leadership, NESPA launched several initiatives, including bringing licensing to...

  • Ocean Blue Water Products Hires WEK & Associates

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Ocean Blue Water Products, based in Chicago, Ill., hired WEK & Associates to represent the Ocean Blue line of accessories in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Arkansas as of August.

  • Aquatic AV Taps Innovative Sales & Marketing to Represent Southwest Territory

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Aquatic AV announces Innovative Sales & Marketing President Jason Digos as its representative for the Southwest market, including Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada. The change is effective immediately.

    “Digos is an industry vet and has gained a first-rate reputation amongst his peers,” says Kyle Aeschliman, Aquatic AV vice president and national sales manager. “The southwest territory is vital and growing by leaps and bounds, so we needed a rep that knows the market and...

  • Matt Gelgand Joins S.R. Smith Sales Force

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Matt Gelgand joined the S.R. Smith sales force. In his new role, he will cover the southwestern region of the U.S which includes California, Nevada and Arizona.

    “We are very pleased to have Gelgand join our team, and also that he’s back in the pool industry,” says Dan Jorgensen, vice president of sales.

    Gelgand’s prior pool industry experience is with Western Hydro Corporation.







  • Taylor Technologies Announces New CEO

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Taylor Technologies announces Stephen Heard, formerly of Lonza, is purchasing Taylor Technologies and will take the helm as its new CEO. Heard brings a global network of suppliers, customers and innovators in the fields of science, technology and product development and distribution to the role.

    Heard was at Lonza for 27 years, most recently serving as global business unit head. During his career, Heard has worked in nearly every business discipline, including sales, sales...

  • Pleatco Taps New VP

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Pleatco is pleased to announce and welcome Scott Gleason as its new vice president of business development. Gleason brings a great deal of pool and spa industry experience to the job, including 16 years as national sales manager for Unicel.

    “We are very excited to welcome Scott to Pleatco,” says Howard Smith, CEO. “Not only will he bring a wealth of experience to our sales team, but also be a great ambassador for our brand as we concentrate our expansion both domestically and...

  • Stonetech Hires Business Development Manager

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    Stonetech Group has hired Terry Jirovsky as the new Business Development Manager in the U.S. Jirovsky is the former CEO of Pebble Tec.

    In his new role, Jirovsky will help aid Stonetech Group's efforts in growing its presence in the American market.