• RicoRock Purchases Waterfall Creations

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    RicoRock, makers of innovative, cast concrete rock for waterfall applications, is pleased to announce it has purchased the assets of Waterfall Creations in Florida and is excited to integrate its products into the RicoRock family.

    “We have always admired the ready-made waterfall designs and how they are designed to be attractive but also comfortable for children to sit and play in the waterfall,” says Bruce Riley,...

  • Evosus Employees Become 'Warriors' to Support St. Jude Children's Hospital

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Evosus Business Management Software sent a team of employees to jump, hurdle, climb and run through mud, with sweat and tears (both of pain and laughter) during the 2016 Warrior Dash in Sherwood, Ore., last month.

    The Warrior Dash is the world's largest running obstacle race and raises money for St. Jude Children's Hospital. The event includes 3.12 miles over 12...

  • Zodiac Sold to International Firm

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    This morning, Rhône, a global asset management firm, announced it has acquired Zodiac Pool Solutions SAS and its global residential pool and spa business, from the Carlyle Group. The acquisition includes Zodiac's family of premium brands and all 1,300 employees worldwide. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction, subject to regulatory approvals, is expected to close promptly.

    The acquisition will include the Zodiac leadership team and its high-profile...

  • LaMotte Hires Blithe Sales

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    LaMotte Company Pool and Spa Water Testing Products is pleased to announce it has appointed Blithe Sales Company to service accounts throughout the northeast.

    LaMotte is a manufacturer of analysis equipment for water and soil and has been demonstrating innovative analytical solutions for almost 100 years. The company, known for its Insta-TEST Strips, DataMate Web and on-site digital testing, among other products, has recently gained substantial growth in the pool and spa...

  • Intermatic Announces New VP Hire

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Intermatic Incorporated, a leader in energy management solutions, announces Oscar Ibarra has joined the company as vice president, global sales.

    Ibarra’s hire is another demonstration of Intermatic’s ongoing commitment to growth and exceeding the expectations of specifiers, distributors and contractors in the US and the global marketplace.

    Ibarra joins Intermatic with a strong background in the electrical and lighting controls industry, especially in the growth of...

  • Water Tech Hires Newhouse as National Sales Manager

    by AQUA Editors October 2016

    Marchal DePasquale, corporate VP of Water Tech Corp, is pleased to announce the appointment of Colleen Newhouse as national sales manager for its pool and spa division.

    Newhouse’s background includes retail, distribution and manufacturing; most recently she served as national sales manager for SmartPool LLC.

    “We are excited to have Colleen join our team and believe she will be a tremendous asset for us. She’s a successful veteran with over 20 years’ experience in our...

  • Chemours Oxone Acquired by International Firm

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    After more than 50 years with DuPont and a short 14 months with Chemours, the Oxone business is now part of Lanxess Corporation.

    Lanxess paid around 210 million euros for the Clean and Disinfect business, which comprises various active ingredients and specialty chemicals especially for disinfection and hygiene solutions. The company has financed this first post-realignment acquisition from existing liquidity.

    “The acquisition is the first milestone on our path of...

  • Mark Stephenson to Bring Water Testing Expertise to Sutro

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    Mark Stephenson, former CEO of Environmental Test Systems and the inventor of the pool test strip, is joining Sutro to help develop its smart water-testing sensor. 

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    “As Sutro revs up development to launch our product, Mark’s experience with both the pool industry and working in China is invaluable," says Ravi Kurani, Sutro’s co-founder and CEO. "Mark was at the...

  • Post-Seaklear Acquisition, NC Brands Announces Company Changes

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    Following the acquisition of SeaKlear and a company name change at the end of May, NC Brands L.P. (formerly Natural Chemistry) announces the following new hires and changes in representation:

    NC Brands New Hires

    • Greg McFadzen has been hired as the Long Island and Northern New Jersey representative. McFadzen joins NC Brands with more than 12 years of pool industry sales
  • Evosus Promotes 2 Staffers to Client Onboarding Positions

    by AQUA Editors September 2016

    Evosus Business Management Software has promoted both Emily Schmitt and Ranny Petkovits to the position of client onboarding specialist. In their new roles, Schmitt and Petkovits will manage software implementation projects for clients from inception to completion.

    The client onboarding specialists will help...