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Faces of the Industry

Water Quality Products’ (WQP) Faces of the Industry coverage year-round highlights the exemplary individuals and teams that drive the residential and commercial water quality industry forward. Through our three recognition programs — Industry Icon, Young Professionals and Dealer of the Month — we share the stories of industry veterans, rising stars and stellar dealerships alike. Additionally, stay tuned on this page for the latest business, networking and event coverage through articles, videos, podcasts and more. WQP Faces of the Industry is all about celebrating the stellar people behind the industry. Read more, submit nominations for recognition below, or email us with feedback at

Dealer of the month

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Long Island Clean Water Service, Dealer of the Month, wqp
The Long Island Clean Water Service team prides itself on quality customer service and making sure its business strategy is efficient
Group photo, Gordon Water Systems
The Gordon Water Systems team poses together.

Industry Icon

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Industry Icon 2022, wqp, Richard Mest
Mest and his wife, Jan, pictured together at an industry event. “Dating for 49-years,” he said of his partner and high school sweetheart.


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Dealer of the Month

Do you know a water treatment dealer who deserves recognition for leadership in the industry, innovative ideas or successful business practices? Nominate them to be featured as a WQP Dealer of the Month. Self-nominations are accepted.

Young Professionals

The Young Professionals program highlights noteworthy rising stars in the water industry. If you or someone you know has demonstrated exemplary performance in a water-related field, WQP encourages you to submit a nomination using this form. Individuals must be under 40 years of age to qualify for selection.

Industry Icons

WQP would like to recognize the people who have shaped our industry over the past 20 years or more. Whether in the realms in manufacturing, dealers, academia, legislation, associations and more, we encourage you to nominate someone whose work and efforts have made an impact on the water quality industry.


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Canature WaterGroup Announces New Hydrotech Sales Managers
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