Jan 15, 2014

Former WQA Board President Passes Away

Doug White was president of the board of governors from 2008 to 2009

Douglas T. White Former  WQA board President Passes Away

Douglas T. White, former president of the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) board of governors died on Jan. 11 after a lengthy illness. He served on WQA’s board of directors from 2004 to 2010, and was president of the board of governors from 2008 to 2009.

White, a veteran of the water treatment industry, was working as director of member services for the Culligan Dealers Assn. of North America. Prior to that, he worked for Watts Water Technologies. In 2011, White received the Ray Cross Award, which recognizes a WQA member whose pioneer spirit and unwavering commitment have made a notable difference in the water treatment industry.

A visitation for White will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Arrowhead Country Club, located at 19888 N. 73rd Avenue in Glendale, Ariz.

Condolence cards may be sent to White's wife, Heather, at the following address:

5859 West Del Lago Circle
Glendale, AZ 85308

“Doug was a brilliant and highly respected, yet extremely humble, man,” said WQA Board President Richard Mest of Master Water Conditioning Corp., Pottstown, Pa. “He brought a really high level of fiscal insight to our board, but also had an ability to connect with people in a very genuine way. He will be dearly missed.”