Jun 02, 2011

NSPF Appoints Two New Board Members

Anita Sayed and Franceen Gonzales attended first meeting in April

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announced that its board of directors appointed two new members who participated in their first meeting in April in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The new board members are Franceen Gonzales, corporate director of aquatics for Great Wolf Resorts, Madison, Wis., and Dr. Anita Sayed, president and CEO of Colorado Time Systems, Loveland, Colo.

“We welcome these two additions, who diversify and complement a formidable group of leaders that makes up the National Swimming Pool Foundation board,” said John Puetz, president of the board and director of technology at Advantis Technologies, an Arch Chemicals Business. “Ms. Gonzales and Dr. Sayed both dove into our discussions to help us shape our quest and realize our mission for healthier living through aquatic education and research. I am certain their contributions will have far-reaching impact for years to come.”

Gonzales is a well-regarded strategic executive and advisor with extensive experience with resorts across the U.S. in sales and marketing, safety, maintenance, revenue and operations. She has guided the industry in her role as the chair of the World Waterpark Assn. board of directors, as well as in critical safety committee work. She chairs the ASTM F24.70 Subcommittee, which writes safety standards for the amusement park industry, and is a member of the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions. “Franceen is a respected mind and voice in the waterpark and resort industry,” Puetz said.

Sayed is an experienced executive who has started five businesses, the first while still a student. In the 10 years that she has served with the 40-year-old Colorado Time Systems, the company has shown solid profits, good technology and steady growth. She is recipient of the MIT Entrepreneur award and the federal government’s small business award for Excellence in Export. She was also a member of the U.S. trade mission to Japan during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. “Anita will provide global insight and a worldly perspective to our board and management team,” Puetz said.