Bob Kappel has 20 years of experience in the water industry
Hankscraft Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Kappel as the division manager of the H2O Products Group. Kappel will lead the product development, sales, customer service and marketing teams for Hankscraft’s line of water treatment products, which include systems for softening, descaling, iron, chlorine/chloramine and sulfur removal, reverse osmosis and microfiltration.
Kappel has 20 years of experience in the design, manufacture, sales, installation and maintenance of commercial filtration and disinfection systems. He has water treatment experience in ozone, chlorine dioxide, chlorine, ultraviolet, analyzers and controllers, macrofiltration and microfiltration, variable frequency drives and controls.
Kappel gained much of his experience during his time at Siemens Water Technologies, ProMinent Fluid Controls and Engineered Treatment Systems. His accomplishments include facilities and sales management, product development and product launches, author of numerous articles featured in national trade magazines and many public presentations across the U.S. at national, regional and local conferences.
Kappel’s other past roles include co-chair of the Wisconsin HFS 172 code revision committee, Aquatic Facility Operator instructor trainer and executive board chairperson for the Professional Pool Operators of America.