• Pinch A Penny Appoints New Chief Development Officer

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Pinch A Penny announced Michael Arrowsmith has joined the company as chief development officer. An industry veteran, Arrowsmith has spent his professional career growing franchise brands and will leverage more than 25 years of experience to spearhead the company’s aggressive development efforts in key target markets, including Texas and Georgia, as well as drive new franchise recruitment.

    “We know that an investment in our...

  • Premier Franchise Management Announces New President

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    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.

    “I’m extremely...

  • Haviland Appoints New Vice President of Finance

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Haviland Enterprises, Inc. announces the appointment of Meg Post as the company’s vice president of finance.

    Ms. Post reports to CEO and President Mike Karasiewicz and will oversee the company’s financial operations, including accounting and reporting, financial planning and business analysis, IT and risk management.  She will be a member of the Haviland Business Development Team and...

  • Haviland Hires New Regional Sales Account Manager

    by AQUA Editors September 2018

    Haviland Pool & Spa Products, makers of seven unique pool and spa chemical lines including ProTeam, SpaPure and Salt Support, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jana Broughton to the position of regional sales account manager representing its products in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. 

    Jana hails from Texas and is an industry veteran with over 18 years of experience in the pool and...

  • Industry Veteran Returns to Clearwater Spas

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Hot tub industry veteran and engineer Wayne Bart has returned to Clearwater Spas after a 10-year hiatus.

    Bart was instrumental in the development of new, innovative products that led to greater durability and efficiencies for the company, including the design and development of the Dura Bottom, Pillar Support and RIM-molded cabinets. Wayne was also instrumental in developing Clearwater Spas’ Resort and Beachcraft spa...

  • Manny Perez de la Mesa Retiring from POOLCORP

    by AQUA Editors July 2018

    After nearly 20 years with the company, Manny Perez de la Mesa will retire from his position as CEO of POOLCORP at the end of the year. The board of directors has appointed Peter Arvan, the company's current executive vice president and COO, to take over as the new CEO. While he is stepping down from his role, Perez de la Mesa will remain with POOLCORP as vice chairman of the board of directors.

    "The Board, working closely with Manny, has developed and executed a comprehensive...

  • Carvin DiGiovanni to Step Down from APSP

    by AQUA Editors July 2018

    After 28 years of leading APSP’s efforts developing technical standards, Carvin DiGiovanni has announced he is moving on to new challenges and opportunities. As the association’s vice president of technical and standards, DiGiovanni boasts a distinguished list of accomplishments across a range of key...

  • David Dyjack Joins CMAHC Board of Directors

    by AQUA Editors June 2018

    The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code announces David Dyjack, executive director and CEO of the National Environmental Health Association, as the newest member of the CMAHC board of directors.

    “With his extensive influence and expertise in environmental and public health policy, Dyjack is an invaluable addition to the Board,” says Michael Beach, president of the CMAHC board of directors.

    Dyjack’s 30-year career includes expertise and leadership in environmental...

  • Focus Industries Hires New Product Manager

    by AQUA Editors June 2018

    Focus Industries welcomes Pamala Wishard as its new product manager. Effective this month, Wishard assumes responsibility of all product line development with the support of Focus Industries CEO and Sales Director, Stan Shibata.

    “Pamala will be a great asset with her skill set and will help us to get to the next level in product...

  • APSP Announces Key Employee Promotion

    by AQUA Editors May 2018

    APSP recently announced that Silvia Uribe has been promoted to director of education. In her new role, Uribe will be responsible for developing and growing APSP University’s certification programs and the overall strategic direction of APSP University.

    “We are delighted that Silvia will be leading APSP’s education,” says Lawrence Caniglia, president and CEO of APSP. Over the past year, she has done a great job strengthening our educational offerings and expanding our lineup. Silvia...