Mike Guidara, president and founder of Truckee Meadows Water Systems Inc. (TMWS) in Reno, Nev., got his start in the water industry more than 25 years ago when he was living in Pebble Beach, Calif., and was offered a manager trainee position at a large bottled water company.
He struck out on his own, founded TMWS in 1988 and currently employs 12 people. The company’s service area covers northern Nevada and northern California.
WQP’s Dealer of the Year shares tips for success
Simply sit back and listen to hear the widespread cries for the government to assist nearly every type of business. This is especially applicable to those industries with significant funds available for local and/or federal campaign contributions. Nearly every segment of our economy is subsidized in some way by our tax dollars, or more accurately with borrowed dollars.
The role of government in the water treatment industry
Water Quality Products understands the importance of keeping up to date with current industry trends and information. We are pleased to bring you our fourth annual State of the Industry Report, which includes valuable current information regarding the water treatment industry and its trends.
Research for this report was conducted and compiled by ABR Research Inc., a nationwide independent research company specializing in custom research for clients in the business-to-business publishing and marketing industries.
An assessment of the water treatment industry
Our Industry Forecast on page 5 offers insights from key industry players on the future of the water treatment industry in 2011. Continuing this theme, Water Quality Products (WQP) spoke with 2010-2011 Water Quality Assn. (WQA) President Robert Hague to get his take on the year ahead.
Rebecca Wilhelm: Please explain what you foresee to be the most pressing challenges, exciting opportunities and changes for the market in 2011.
Tracking the development of international drinking water regulations
Our Industry Forecast section includes predictions for 2010 from key players within the industry. To get a dealer’s perspective on what lies ahead in 2010, WQP Managing Editor Rebecca Wilhelm spoke to Vincent “Vince” Kent, MP, CWS-I, CI, president of Abendroth Water Conditioning in Fort Atkinson, Wis., and 2009-2010 WQA president.