#373 Family Legacy - Ned & Ted Jones
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by Water Quality Association
1d ago
Welcome to the Water Quality Association Podcast. Find us at https://wqa.org. In this episode, we’re continuing our series on the history of the water treatment industry, as we mark WQA’s 50-year anniversary as a trade association. We are joined by Ned Jones, past WQA and WQRF President and Chairman of Gordon Brothers Water in Ohio, and his son Ted Jones, Vice President of North American Dealer Sales at Kinetico, Incorporated. They talk about their family’s multi-generational legacy, how Ted was able to take his experience at Gordon Brothers to Kinetico and what they both see as the challenges ..read more
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#372 - Manufacturer/Supplier Confidence Report
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by Water Quality Association
1w ago
In this episode of the Water Quality Association Podcast, we take a look at the new Manufacturer/Supplier confidence report, as we talk with long time water industry member Sean Caughron, former manufacturer and now a business coach. We’ll discuss the numbers from the survey, what they say about the level of confidence our members have in the industry, the economy overall and what that means for new capital investments, hiring, and product development. We’ll also get Sean’s unique perspective and reaction to the numbers. Learn more about WQA at https://wqa.org ..read more
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- #371 - EPA Rule on PFAS
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by Water Quality Association
2w ago
Welcome to the Water Quality Association Podcast. In this episode, we dive into the new EPA rule on PFAS. We’ll head to Washington to talk with WQA Government Affairs Director Jeremy Pollack who fills us in on the details of what the rule means for the water treatment industry and when it takes effect. Later, we’ll talk with WQA Toxicology Director Kristin Kerstens and WQA Laboratory & Facilities Director Zac Gleason, to learn more about PFAS, what tools and products we have to reduce PFAS in drinking water, and how manufacturers can prepare to have their new products tested certified for ..read more
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#370 - Family Legacy - Duke & DJ Shannahan
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by Water Quality Association
1M ago
In this episode, we focus on the significance of history within the water treatment industry, as we mark WQA’s 50-year anniversary as a trade association. We're joined by DJ Shannahan, past president of WQA, along with his father Duke Shannahan. We talk about their family’s multi-generational legacy, how they evolved the company over the past 34 years, what’s been the secret sauce to their success and where they see the industry headed. Learn more about WQA at https://wqa.org ..read more
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#369 - WQA Congressional Fly-in
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by Water Quality Association
1M ago
Welcome to the Water Quality Association podcast. In this episode, we look back at the WQA Congressional Fly-in, two days of meetings and visits with Congressional staff on Capitol Hill. It’s a unique opportunity for WQA members to promote point-of-entry and point-of-use water treatment solutions while also serving as a resource for members of Congress. Josh Greene, Corporate Vice President – Government, Regulatory, and Industry Affairs for AO Smith, was among the participants and will give us his perspective on how things went during the Fly-in. Learn more about WQA at https://wqa.org. Visit ..read more
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#368 - AI for Business Part 2
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by Water Quality Association
1M ago
Welcome to the WQA Radio Podcast. In this episode, we feature Part Two of a popular session at the WQA Convention & Exposition in Orlando. It was entitled, "THE FUTURE FLOW: EXPLORING AI OPPORTUNITIES IN MARKETING." The presentation looked at the promise as well as the pitfalls of AI. First up is Dale Filhaber, president of the Dataman Group, and later we’ll hear the Q&A, led by WQA Vice president of Innovation and Technology Jonathan Adams. Joining Dale on the panel are Sue Gleason, the marketing director at Charger Water, and Cody Sweet, Digital Strategist and Optimizer at Lamplight ..read more
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#367 - ChatGPT and Your Business
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by Water Quality Association
1M ago
Welcome to WQA Radio - the weekly podcast of the Water Quality Association, the leading voice of the water treatment industry. You can find our podcast on most podcast apps. We also feature our podcasts on YouTube. Go to https://youtube.com/@waterqualityassociationvideos to both see and hear our show. We'd love for you to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss any upcoming shows. That's the magic of podcasting. Also, consider leaving us a rating or review. Thanks. In this episode, we'll feature a segment from one of the more popular education sessions at the 2024 WQA Convention & Expos ..read more
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#365 - WQA CEO Pauli Undesser
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by Water Quality Association
2M ago
Welcome to the WQA podcast from the Water Quality Association, the leading voice of the water treatment industry. https://wqa.org. In this episode, we feature the remarks from WQA CEO Pauli Undesser, on stage at the Keynote Session at the WQA Convention & Exposition. Pauli talks about the Convention theme of "Catalyst" and what that means for members, her optimism for the industry in the year ahead, WQA’s advocacy on behalf of members and the WQA strategic plan ..read more
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#364 - Lifetime Membership & Hall of Fame Awards
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by Water Quality Association
3M ago
Welcome to the WQA Podcast, the weekly podcast from the Water Quality Association. Learn more at https://wqa.org. In this episode, we feature the remarks from WQA leadership award recipients at the keynote session of the WQA Convention & Exposition. We’ll hear from Darci Meyers, the daughter of Peter Meyers, from Resintech, who was honored, posthumously, with the Lifetime Membership Award. Next, we’ll hear from Kurt Gruett, a Certified Water Specialist from AO Smith, also a Lifetime Membership Award recipient, and then on to Hall of Fame Award winner Buzz Goldstein, Master Water Specialist ..read more
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#363 - WQA President Judd Larned
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by Water Quality Association
3M ago
Welcome to the WQA podcast, the weekly podcast from the Water Quality Association, the leading voice of the water treatment industry. Learn more at https://wqa.org. In this episode, we feature an informative conversation with Judd Larned, president of Culligan north America, and the new president of the Water Quality Association. Judd joined us at WQA Central, at the WQA Convention & Exposition. We talked about his remarks at the Keynote Session, his outlook for WQA as he assumes the role of president, and his take on the economy and the water treatment industry ..read more
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