PHSI gears up for new product
PHSI Pure Water Technology made three staffing changes. The Sandpoint, Idaho company promoted Scott Bailey to vice president of marketing. An original member of the PHSI team, Bailey has provided sales, marketing, Internet and advertising services. He’s responsible for creating an animated sales presentation tool, websites such as www.phsionline.com and www.pure watertech.com, a PureBrew Coffee program, trade show displays, and the Generation 3 product launch. Bailey will be responsible for the design and implementation of all advertising, packaging, collateral materials, websites, trade shows and dealer communication. PHSI also hired Bill Hansen as director of manufacturing to manage all production aspects of its Generation 3 point-of-use product line in Liberty Lake, Wash. Hansen’s addition comes at a critical time to the company as demand surges for its Generation 3 systems, which was introduced at this year’s WQA show in Baltimore. Lastly, Bob Witte was named the company’s new national account manager. He’ll be working from Sand-point as the primary liaison between major national account customers and PHSI dealers.

‘Regu’ gets seat on council
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced that WQA consultant “Regu” P. Regunathan has been appointed to serve as a member of the agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council as a special government employee for a term beginning May 17, 2004, and ending Dec. 15, 2006. The National Drinking Water Advisory Council provides practical and independent advice to the USEPA on matters and policies related to drinking water quality and hygiene. The council is comprised of five members from the general public, five by appointment from state and local agencies, and five from private organizations or groups (two of which from small rural public water systems). Regunathan recently co-wrote a two-part article series for WC&P on microbial standards (see this issue and the May issue).

‘Rudy’ kicks off pool expo
Motivational speaker and best-selling author, Rudy Ruettiger, will provide the keynote address during the 2004 International Pool & Spa Expo, Dec. 1-3 in Las Vegas. The keynote address will take place Dec. 1. Ruettiger’s life story is immortalized in the film, “Rudy,” that commemorates his message of determination, overcoming obstacles and achieving personal dreams while playing football at the University of Notre Dame. He has co-written several books including “Rudy’s Insights for Winning in Life,” “Rudy’s Lessons for Young Champions” and “Rudy & Friends.”

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