Feb 08, 2017

NSPF Makes Changes to Board

John Puetz retires, Brian Van Bower & Skip Phillips join board

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The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has made three changes to the Board of Directors. John Puetz retired and two Genesis leaders joined the Board.

John Puetz was first elected to the board in 2007. He retired from the NSPF Board in October 2016 after reaching his term limit. During his NSPF tenure, Puetz served as Chairman from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of NSPF’s Grant Review Committee. Puetz retired from his industry role as director of technology and coordinator of global technology – water for Lonza in 2016 after a 42-year career in pool and spa industry.

“John has been a champion for collaboration and excellence. He will be missed,” said Bruce Dunn, chairman, NSPF Board of Directors.

Brian Van Bower, Society of Watershape Designers (SWD) master and CEO of Aquatic Consultants, and Skip Phillips, SWD master and president of Questar Pools and Spas, joined the NSPF Board Jan. 1, 2017. Bower and Phillips were principals with Genesis since 1998 and merged the company with NSPF in January 2016, when they took on the new roles as genesis ambassadors. Van Bower and Phillips have a long history of leadership in design, construction and education. The two firms and the students of Genesis have designed many pools and spas and have earned numerous awards.

“We have a vision that the pool, hot tub, and aquatic field will play a greater role helping more families live happier and healthier lives,” said Bruce Dunn, NSPF chairman of the Board. “The addition of Genesis to the NSPF family of programs is further enhanced by the addition of the two quality founders of the program onto the NSPF Board. This addition supports and adds guidance to our dedication of bringing a high level of educational opportunities to the aquatic world.”

“The result of great leadership is a brighter future,” said Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF. “It is an honor to serve with a diverse Board with demonstrated expertise that span the public and residential pool segments.”

To learn more about the NSPF Board of Directors, visit www.nspf.org/board-of-directors or email [email protected]