The National Swimming Pool Foundation® welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors in November. Troy Franzen has been Managing Director of Zodiac Pool Systems since January 2012. He joined that company as Executive VP of Sales & Marketing-Americas in 2010 after spending 22 years in various sales and marketing leadership roles with Black & Decker. Franzen will oversee the Americas for Zodiac as well as Cover Pools and the Grand Effects Fire and Water Feature business. Karl R. Frykman was named Pentair’s Senior VP of Water in 2017. He previously served as President of Pentair’s Water Quality Systems Global Business unit, as well as the Aquatic Systems business, both now a part of the Water segment. Captain Julie Gilchrist, MD, a pediatrician and medical epidemiologist, recently retired from the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is a world-leading expert on drowning prevention and water safety promotion, sports- and recreation-related injury prevention, and other issues that primarily affect children. Clark Hale of Hayward Industries has an impressive 25-year portfolio of executive experience with companies such as Brooks Instrument, Victaulic Company and Emerson Electric.

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