The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced its 2018-2019 officers and Board of Directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2018 Annual Business Conference, held in New Orleans, LA, November 12-15. Lynn Wachtmann, of Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc., was re-elected to serve as chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors for 2018-2019. He is a member of IBWA’s executive committee and Board of Directors. Wachtmann previously served as 2017-2018 Chairman.
IBWA members approved the following slate of officers for 2018-2019: Lynn Wachtmann, Chairman; Robert Smith, Vice Chairman; Brian Hess, Treasurer and Shayron Barnes-Selby, Immediate Past Chairwoman.
The following IBWA members were elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term, expiring in 2021: Andrew Eaton, PhD (Eurofins Eaton Analytical Inc.); Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International, Inc.); Bill Young (Absopure Water Company) and Jason Chambers (Mountain Brook Water).
Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors include: Joe Bell (Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc.); Philippe Caradec (Danone Waters of America); Tara Carraro (Nestlé Waters North America); Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding Co., Inc.); Scott Hoover (Roaring Spring Bottling); Kari Mondt (Allied Purchasing); Greg Nemec (Premium Waters, Inc.); Dennis Rivard (Crystal Mountain Products, Inc.); Bryan Shinn (WG America Company) and Louis F. Vittorio, Jr. (EarthRes Group, Inc.)