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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) announced its 2007-2008 Officers, Board Members and Executive Committee during the 2007 IBWA Convention and Tabletop Trade Show, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, during October 15-19, 2007.
Chris Saxman was elected to serve as the Chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors for the upcoming 2007 – 2008 term. Saxman represents IBWA member Shenandoah Valley Water Company based in Staunton, VA. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and served as IBWA Treasurer in 2006 and Vice Chairman in 2007.
IBWA also elected, for the first time, the following IBWA members to the Board of Directors for a three-year term: Philippe Caradec (Great Brands of Europe, Inc.), Marty Conte (Diamond Springs, Inc.), Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding Co.), and Lynn Wachtmann (Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc.)
In addition the following current IBWA Board members were nominated to serve an additional three-year term, which will expire October 2009: Stewart Allen (DS Waters of America, Inc.), Pete Baker (Vermont Pure Springs, Inc.), Scott Hoover (Roaring Spring Bottling), Steve Raupe (Ozarka Water and Coffee Service), Robert Smith (Grand Springs, Inc.), Dimitrios Smyrnios (Nestle Waters North America), Jeff Vinyard (Crystal Springs Bottled Water Co.)