Glenn Gruett, founder of Water-Right Inc. has announced his retirement from the industry, according to a Water-Right press release.
Gruett’s retirement, after 60 years of leadership, marks the end of an era. After two years working in the water treatment industry, he founded Water-Right in 1963 with a vision to transform a humble business into a humanitarian mission to provide clean, safe water to every home. The midwestern family values upon which he built the company are still a core part of the Water-Right culture today, influencing how products are developed and how business is practiced.
Building on his knowledge as a licensed Master Plumber, he has experience in all aspects of the water treatment industry and has been a guest speaker at seminars throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, as well as serving on the FDA’s Advisory Board for the introduction of new pharmaceuticals. In 2008, he was honored with the Water Quality Association’s coveted Ray Cross Award, in recognition for his lifelong contribution to the water treatment industry.
“It’s been a privilege to work alongside the talented and highly dedicated people that make Water-Right what it is today,” said Gruett in the press release. “I’ve always believed that the key to success is partnering with the right people - good people, and delivering innovative solutions honestly, ethically, and enthusiastically. After all, as humans we’re always going to find new ways of making the world’s water dirty, so we need to keep finding better ways to clean it up.”
“Glenn isn’t going anywhere,” said Kurt Gruett, Glenn’s oldest son and current director of operations at Water-Right in the press release. “He is still going to be actively involved in conversations with partners, employees, and customers. We’re still committed to his core beliefs that working with good people makes all the difference, that education of customers is the key to building relationships, and that owning patented products is absolutely necessary to build a successful company and future.”
In addition to continuing to consult with the organization, Gruett will spend time at his lake house boating, fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and hopefully traveling again.