Elections took place at association's annual conference
Frank DeSilva was elected to the position of president of the Pacific Water Quality Assn. (PWQA) at its annual conference in Irvine, Calif., in September. As PWQA president, he will be the chief elected officer for 2010 to 2011. "I am honored to be chosen as the 53rd president of the PWQA," DeSilva said. "Today, water treatment companies face challenging economic, political and technological issues. It is paramount that the PWQA continue promoting education and certification, as well as providing legislative and regulatory support for member companies."
DeSilva, 54, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental technology from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1978. He earned a Master of Science degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1984. For the past 21 years he has served as national sales manager for ResinTech Inc., a water treatment filter company in Los Angeles. He currently resides in Carlsbad, Calif.