Professional Certification & Training Committee

The Professional Certification and Training Committee provides guidance on professional certification policies and educational topics for the training and certification programs offered to the industry.

The committee's input was key in restructuring WQA's distance education into its current modular, online format. In the last few years the committee has also overseen the completion of several new certification exams and has been focused on improving the end-user experience with the new online training.


  1. Manage the tasks of WQA relating to education, professional certification, seminars and other information in support of members needs (does not include data collection for matters relative to market development, consumers or trade shows)
  2. Provide semi-annual reports to the Board of Governors

What We Are Looking For:

  • Individuals with the ability to speak to the technical training needs of industry personnel for the various job roles (sales, treatment system configuration, installation, service)
  • Individuals with the ability to provide insight on existing training processes used in dealerships and by manufacturers
  • Individuals with the ability to offer technical guidance on accuracy and timeliness of existing WQA materials
  • First-hand familiarity with WQA's Professional Certification and Modular Education Programs
  • WQA-certification is not a requirement

Frequency of Meetings:

  • In Person Meetings: WQA Convention & Exposition,  WQA Mid-Year Leadership Conference
  • Conference Call: approximately once every 2 months

Staff Liaison: Professional Certification & Training Director Tanya Lubber

Professional Certification and Training Committee Roster
Name Role Company
Michael S. Kinney, MWS Chairperson Portasoft of Morris County
Clifford L. Fasnacht, MWS
Vice Chairperson Pacific Purification Inc.
Randy S. Eddinger, MWS
Member Suburban Water Tech/Suburban EcoWater
Douglas C. Haring, MWS, CI, CSR
Member Clack Corporation
Chip Howes, MWS, CI
Member Aqua Serve
Keith Pennison, MWS
Aquion, Inc.
Gregory Reyneke, MWS Member Aqua Mechanical Inc.
Steve Serbin
Culligan International Company
Joseph A. Silva
DS Services of America, Inc.
Kelly R. Thompson, MWS, CI
Member Moti-Vitality
Vikas Thusoo, MWS
Member Envirogard Products, Limited
David Wassilak, CWS
Member Access Business Group, LLC
Candice M. Wentling, MWS
Member WaterCo of the Midwest, Inc.
Anne Baliva
Observer Canadian Water Quality Association
Michael D. Heatwole, MWS
Observer May Supply Co.
Brian Langley
Observer Nestle Waters North America
Sterling McNeill
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Tanya Lubner
Staff Liaison Water Quality Association

A call for volunteers is issued each January.