Industry Icon

Annually, WQP recognizes an Industry Icon, the people who have shaped the water quality industry over the past 20 years or more. Whether in the realms in manufacturing, dealers, academia, legislation, associations and more, we encourage you to nominate someone whose work and efforts have made an impact on the water quality industry. Learn more about past WQP Industry Icon's here. Submit a nomination here.

Industry Icon 2022, wqp, Richard Mest
Mest and his wife, Jan, pictured together at an industry event. “Dating for 49-years,” he said of his partner and high school sweetheart.
Mar 4 2022
Always drawn to water, Richard Mest, now president of Master Water Conditioning Corp. and the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF), wanted to be…
Mar 4 2022
I have had the honor of sharing a piece of the story of three legendary Industry Icons in these pages over the last few years — Frank Brigano,…
Dec 2 2021
Nominations are now open for WQP’s Industry Icon program. Do you know an industry veteran who has made an impact on the industry? Submit a nomination…
Mar 3 2021
WQP’s Faces of the Industry issue highlights the publication’s annual awards program, recognizing new & established voices in the water quality…
WQP 2021 industry icon
Michaud, once an avid hobby pilot, pictured at the controls of a B-52.
Mar 2 2021
Charles “Chubb” Michaud, CEO and technical director for Systematix Co., said the best teacher he ever had was his flight instructor. “If you picked…
WQP is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Young Professionals and Industry Icon award programs
WQP is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Young Professionals and Industry Icon award programs
Oct 13 2020
Read about the 2017 and 2018 Industry Icons and Young Professionals honored in WQP's special Faces of the Industry issue here.  WQP has opened…
Frank Brigano, industry icon, water quality products, water treatment
Frank Brigano, WQP's 2020 Industry Icon
Mar 4 2020
Honesty and integrity coupled with a passion for the work you do are the key values that drive Frank Brigano forward. Brigano, now vice president and…
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