Welcome to the 65th PWQA Trade Show & Convention. PWQA is proud to present the first in-person event since 2019. Many has missed a gathering like this in the west coast. We hope you will gain much enlightenment from our many education sessions and exhibits. And, most importantly, enjoy the networking and camaraderie with industry peers!
Monday, October 10
3 – 6 PM PWQA Board Meeting (Only for PWQA Current & Incoming Board Members)
6:30 PM PWQA Board Members Dinner (Only for PWQA Current & Incoming Board Members)
Tuesday, October 11
8:00 – 11:00 AM Pipe and drape set up at the Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM – 11:45 PM Booth set up for vendors at the Exhibit Hall
12:00 – 4:30 PM Educational Seminars
4:30 – 5:30 PM PWQA Annual Meeting
5:30 – 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PM Banquet
Wednesday, October 12
7:30 AM – 5:15 PM Educational Seminars
8 – 9 AM Past Presidents Breakfast
10 AM – 3 PM Trade Show
3 – 11:45 PM Exhibit Tear Down
EDUCATION SEMINAR SCHEDULE
DAY 1: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Title: Iron, Manganese & Arsenic Updates
Presenter: Greg Reyneke MWS, Red Fox Advisors
Abstract: Updates and insight on the latest industry knowledge and trends.
Accredited: 0.2 CPD
Time: 2:15 – 3:15 PM
Title: What’s So Hard About Soft Water
Presenter: Charles F. “Chubb” Michaud MWS, Systematix Co.
Abstract: Learn the applications, limits, and optimization of ion-exchange systems.
Accredited: 0.1 CPD
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Title: Making the Most of Your Leads
Presenter: Candice Wentling, Certified Action
Abstract: Review some best practices that will maximize your return on investment, improve interdepartmental transitions, and improve your customer experience.
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Time: 7:30-8:30 AM
Title: Water Template Assisted Crystallization
Presenter: Damon Cory, Watts Water
Abstract: Learn more about Salt Free Scale Control – Application, Sizing, and Operation
Time: 8:45 – 9:45 AM
Title: Commercial Reverse Osmosis Guidelines
Presenter: Allan Horner MWS, Impact Water Products
Abstract: Reverse Osmosis sizing, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines.
Accredited: 0.1 CPD
Time: 10 – 11 AM
Title: Both Hands on the Wheel
Presenter: Candice Wentling, Certified Action
Abstract: A lesson in taking control and improving job satisfaction. Between those two is the space where we can find productive business and a balanced life.
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Title: Using the IAPMO Sizing Calculator
Presenter: Christoph Lohr, PE, IAPMO
Abstract: Learn how to use this powerful electronic to calculate true water-usage demand and minimize oversizing of plumbing.
Accredited: 0.1 CPD
12:15 – 1:30 PM LUNCH
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Title: WQA Industry Roundtable
Presenter: WQA Staff
Abstract: Hear the latest industry initiatives and let your voice be heard.
Time: 1:45 – 2:45 PM
Title: Understanding Clack MAV Valves
Presenter: Doug Haring, MWS, Clack
Abstract: Learn how to specify and deploy Motor-Actuated Valves (MAV) on the Clack control platform
Accredited: 0.1 CPD
Time: 3 – 4 PM
Title: PIONEER® – Lead, PFOA/PFOS, Arsenic POE Removal Systems
Presenter: Doug Wild, Enpress
Abstract: Modular filtration systems to address major water contaminants.
Time: 4:15-5:15 PM
Title: Bladder Tanks Fundamentals
Presenter: Kevin Hamm, Flexcon
Abstract: Understand proper operation, installation, maintenance, and disinfection of bladder tanks.
Accredited: 0.1 CPDP
greg reyneke, mws
I specialize in Total Water Quality Management from residential to industrial-scale applications. My practical long-term experience spans the full gamut, including disinfection (chlorine, ozone & ultraviolet), wastewater treatment (coagulants, flocculants, polymers, AOP, electrocoagulation), Ion Exchange (SBA,WBA,SAC,WAC), membrane separation technologies (RO, FO, NF, & UF), Salt-free technologies (TAC, Phosphates, CapDI, EDI), and corrosion control (Phosphates, Silicates, pH Adjustment, TDS Adjustment etc... ) . In addition to cleaning water, I work with water conservation and use methods that include rainwater harvest, aquatic ecosystems (aquaponics, hydroponics, and algae control), greywater reuse, and water-efficient design. My team is skilled in guiding complex projects to success. We have inhouse and outsourced assets to assist in procurement, shipping, site-surveys, commissioning, training and operational oversight. As a consultant, I direct organizations in the visioning of marketing strategies, development of an economic business case, and the execution of aggressive project plans. I am skilled in effective sales and marketing communications, business partnership development, team building and mentoring. My team and I help companies of all sizes to reach their full potential while maximizing ROI.
CHARLES "CHUBB" MICHAUD
When I started Systematix Company in 1982, my experience was from a rather broad industrial chemical background which included polymeric coatings, plastics, chemical intermediates and ion exchange. As my business expanded, it soon became apparent that there was no easy way for smaller companies in the water treatment business to gain access to the same informational technologies available to the larger, well established giants in the industry. I made it my focus to change that. Having a strong engineering background, it was easy for me to interpret the complex design parameters of the water treatment trade and convert them to terms and application limits that were easier to understand. It was my intent to give the “little guy” a fighting chance when going up against the hierarchy of the “big guys”. I researched the available literature on “how to” technology and found it rather limited. So I have written and/or delivered well over 100 papers and articles to help uncover the mysteries of water treatment in order to instill a higher level of confidence at the small manufacturing level. This symbiotic relationship has helped me to grow my business while helping others to grow theirs. What I know and what I have learned is free for the asking. Chubb Michaud Technical Director Systematix Company
allan horner, mws
With 30 years of experience in the water improvement industry and a wide range of expertise, Allan can assist with the rudimentary or the complex. He has an extensive background with field service, repair and installation of residential, commercial and industrial POU and POE systems and spent ten years working with USP27 and WFI water systems, cooling towers, steam boilers and industrial water. He is well versed when it comes to softeners, filters, boilers, cooling towers, commercial reverse osmosis, pharmaceutical applications, car washes, hotels and just about any other water filtration or general maintenance challenge you may encounter. Along with extensive family time, Allan enjoys ice hockey, softball, off-roading his 1985 Jeep CJ and he also enters his Jeep into Christmas light show parades. He maintains a MWS Certified Water Specialist Certification from the Water Quality Association and is IWP’s Technical Director.
Kevin Hamm is based out of Greater Sacramento and works at Flexcon Industries as Regional Manager. Flexcon Industries is a leading manufacturer of pre-pressurized diaphragm expansion tanks for water well, plumbing & heating, water treatment, heating and thermal applications.
Candice Wentling is a Certified Action Selling Coach and Distributor. She has been conducting sales training seminars, field coaching, and leadership accountability for the last 15 years. She began her sales career in the supplemental insurance industry where she began as a door to door, full commission sales representative. Candice was quickly promoted into a management role and became the youngest District Manager in the organization. She went on to win their top sales award 18 times. She then transferred her skills and began working in the Water Treatment industry as a Sales Manager with an industry leading company. In that capacity, she has reorganized training programs, conducted regional workshops, worked directly with on-boarding and training of new sales representatives, and became a Master Water Specialist with the Water Quality Association. She is most proud of the teams she has led in reaching their goals and meeting and exceeding expectations. Candice feels that training is one of her best skills and has received consistent positive feedback for her ability to connect management with their sales people in a candid and energetic manner. She has the unique view of a sales professional and a manager so she is able to help bridge that gap for other leaders.
Doug Wild is Territory Sales Manager for Enpress LLC. ENPRESS LLC is a worldwide leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and filtration systems for use in water treatment. Douglas Michael Wild attended the University of Akron where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Wild worked on the manufacturing and testing of pressure vessels while interning with ENPRESS LLC, where he accepted the position of Territory Sales Manager upon graduation. He currently manages sales for ENPRESS, where he plans to help guide the growth of his company. Wild is excited to be part of an organization and community that makes a lasting impact on the world.
CHRISTOPH LOHR, PE, CPD
Focused Leadership. Respected Energy. Christoph Lohr is IAPMO’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. As part of his duties he provides industry leadership through participation in strategic industry initiatives, and provide technical support to all IAPMO’s business units as needed. Christoph has over a decade of experience in designing plumbing systems and has a reputation as a results-oriented expert, particularly in the realm of balancing waterborne pathogen prevention and water sustainability. Through his concentrated focus and systems-based approach he has honed his personal and organization's strategy on possible breakthrough points. It is with this mindset that Christoph consistently looks to find long-term, holistic solutions that positively impact public health and safety of plumbing systems and improving strategy development. With this experience, Christoph shapes the industry by regularly sharing his thoughts via speaking engagements and writing. He is a distinguished graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Damon Cory has worked in the Water Treatment industry for 12 years, gaining experience in treatment technologies, water quality analysis, system designs and operations. As a seasoned applications engineer, he is passionate about advancing the importance of water treatment and the multitudes of ways to solve your water quality needs. In addition to Commercial bid/spec projects, he is also involved in technical assistance and product training. Damon is WQA CWS certified. Outside of the office, Damon enjoys the great outdoors, brewing, and enjoy time with friends and family.
DOUG HARING, MWS, CWR, CI
Douglas C. Haring, MWS, CWR, CI is a Regional Sales Manager and Technical Support and Applications Specialist for Clack Corporation. He has been a Certified Member of the Water Quality Association since 1983 and presently holds WQA Professional Certification levels Master Water Specialist, Certified Water Treatment Representative and Certified Installer. Prior to joining Clack, his experience in the Water Quality Improvement Industry includes 10 years when he owned and operated an Independent Dealership and 21 years on the OEM level. He is a member of the WQA Board of Directors and has been active on several WQA Committees and Task Forces, as well as serving on the FWQA and EWQA Boards of Directors.