Industry Research Committee - April 9, 2020

A video recording of the most recent Industry Research Committee meeting, held April 9, 2020, can be viewed here:

Industry Research Committee

The Industry Research Committee provides member value through analytics, statistics and data trend analysis. The committee's first action item after its 2016 formation was to understand and administer the Tank and Valve report. One main objective that was completed and implemented in January of 2017 was to enhance the intrinsic value of the report by making it digital and interactive. 

The committee now is working to understand the make-up of the WQA membership and evaluate additional reports that members would find value in.

Watch a video replay of the Industry Research Committee meeting at the 2018 Mid-Year Leadership Conference which was held online after Hurricane Florence forced cancellation of the on site event in Hilton Head, SC. Watch it here. Member login required to view the replay.

Committee Charges: 

  1. Advises staff on developing and executing collection and analysis of relevant industry statistics and trends
  2. Reviews results of the statistics and trends and provides recommendations to responding to key findings
  3. Provides semi-annual reports to the Board of Governors

What We Are Looking For: 

  • An understanding of what industry research, data and tracking the water treatment industry generally lacks
  • Experience in having commissioned or conducted market studies, not a requirement
  • Representatives from all treatment technology types (filter, RO, softeners, etc)
  • Representatives from all business sectors (sell direct to consumers or through retail channels)
  • Representatives from different geographical interests (domestic vs. international)

Frequency of Meetings: TBD

Staff Liaison: Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy

Look for the next open Call for Volunteers in January 2021.

Committee Roster

NameCompany NameRole
Donald K. McGheeHydro Systems, Inc.BOD Liaison
Claudia MillironKinetico IncorporatedChairperson
John ManginiBlueTriton Brands, IncMember - 1st Term
Paul HurlbutProfessional Water Systems, Inc.Member - 1st Term
Brent WhiteUnited Salt CorporationMember - 1st Term
Robert MaisnerParagon Water SystemsMember - 1st Term
Daniel ConnorFillmaster Systems, LLCMember - 1st Term
Keith JohnsonEcoWater Systems LLCMember - 1st Term
Chia KungCulligan International CompanyMember - 1st Term
Ken PetersonA.O. Smith CorporationMember - 1st Term
Bryan M. MillerElkay Manufacturing Co.Member - 2nd Term
Jonathan McDonald, PEJonathan D McDonald, PENon-Voting Member
Richard Allen MestMaster Water Conditioning Corp.Non-Voting Member
Julie Anne StangePentair - US Main OfficeNon-Voting Member
Mike RitterCulligan of NorthfieldNon-Voting Member
Bryanna PoczatekWater Quality AssociationStaff Admin
Eric J. YeggyWater Quality AssociationStaff Liaison
Courtney ZukoskiBest Water Solutions, Inc.Vice Chairperson