Faces of the Industry 2018

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Each month, WQP provides the latest in water quality treatment products and services, as well as top-notch business advice, in its regular issues. The Faces of the Industry special issue is a chance to peek behind the curtain to look at the people and...
The art of sailing involves more than simply jumping on a boat and letting the wind take you away. There are physics involved—a delicate balance of ropes and pulleys, adjusting tension to match the wind’s speed and direction. The equilibrium achieved by...
For the fourth year, WQP profiles a selection of young professionals in the water treatment industry. The five individuals featured here exhibit the qualities necessary for success in the water industry. Still early in their careers, they already are...
In 1950, journalist and flight instructor Paul Maher bought a water conditioning business as a side project while he continued to write and teach. With newborn baby William Maher less than a month old, Paul penned a letter to his parents. “The banker...
It seems almost fated that Bob Schaefer would find himself starting a water business in a place with so apt a name as Watertown. Whether this was a stroke of destiny or an act of practicality, he set in motion a way of life that would come to be tethered...
Bandera County, Texas, is located in the Texas Hill Country, approximately 40 miles northwest of San Antonio. Despite its proximity to the city and significant population growth in recent years, the county remains relatively sparsely inhabited (25.9...
The water industry depends on regional and state associations to advocate for industry interests at state and local levels. These associations frequently meet with lawmakers, providing education and helping to enact change. They also are seeing some...