Dec 01, 2015

NSPF Moves Forward with Employee, Board Changes

Product developer manager position filled with new internal transitions

National Swimming Pool Foundation board of directors

Educational non-profit National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announced new appointments for the aquatic organization, including board member changes, a promotion and a new hire.

The NSPF’s board of directors list remains unchanged, but new officer titles have been given to three of the members. All board changes took effect Nov. 1, 2015.

Bruce Dunn has been voted in as the president of the board, succeeding Scot Hunsaker’s previous three-year run. Dunn brings years of experience with him, in part from his own businesses, including Mission Pools of Escondido. His companies employ more than 180 people who have built more than 12,000 pools, spas and water features. Dunn has also served two terms as chairman of the Master Pools Guild and 10 years as chairman for California’s Swimming Pool Educational Council. Dunn is beginning his seventh year with the NSPF board.

“Without question, Scot is a tremendous leader and a talented businessman. Scot’s involvement with Tom and the board cannot be duplicated.” Dunn said. “The NSPF has a great CEO in Tom and his team is continually improving as they hone their talents to achieve the Foundation's goals. I aim to ensure that the goals and objectives we have for NSPF continue to grow to the highest standards of excellence. The board will continue to provide guidance and assistance for CEO, Tom Lachocki, so that the Foundation continues to provide our industry’s finest educational products and services.”

Rob Butcher, the new treasurer of the board, is currently executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) whose mission encourages adults to swim. While Butcher has led USMS, membership has grown from 40,000 to 65,000. An avid swimmer, Butcher qualified to compete in the 2000 U.S. Olympic trials. In early 2016, Butcher will continue his journey in aquatics by becoming the CEO of Swim Across America (SAA). SAA is an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events across the country.

Jim Mock is the new secretary of the board. Mock has worked for Ecolab fore more than 40 years. He began as a territory manager, but through dedication and career advances, Mock is now the director of Ecolab’s Aqua Balance Program. He has worked in the area of commercial swimming pools and spas for the past 22 years. Mock also created and developed Ecolab’s Remote Monitoring Center for commercial pools.

As NSPF expands to meet the demand for educational products relevant to the residential and commercial swimming pool and spa market, the organization announced the promotion of Rose Lyda to product development manager. Lyda has been with the organization for 18 months. By leading the product development team, Lyda plans to further expand NSPF’s ability to produce materials that encourage more aquatic activity and keep pools safer and open.

Dolores Malocsay was welcomed to NSPF as the new executive assistant to CEO. Tom Lachocki and contribute to NSPF mission-based activities.

“These are exciting times here at NSPF,” Lachocki said. “As we continue to grow and expand, we find the need to broaden our talented family. Filling the product development manager position will result in an increase of products that are well-suited for the current age and evolving industry.”