WATER NOTES CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW
IBWA Announces 2016 Award Winners During the 2016 IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show, held November 7-11 in Nashville, Tennessee, the association announced the winners of eight prestigious awards. IBWA Board Member, and Supplier and Convention Committee Co-Chair, Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International) announced winners in the categories of Route Salesperson of the Year, Plant Manager of the Year (2), Supplier of the Year, Product Innovation, Kristin Safran/IBWA Board of Directors’, and Shayron Barnes-Selby/IBWA Advocacy (2) awards during the conference general session, attended by more than 300 IBWA members and conference attendees. “These winners truly represent excellence within the bottled water industry and IBWA’s membership,” said IBWA President Joseph Doss. For many years, IBWA has held an awards program to recognize the contributions and achievements of bottled water professionals. It is important to IBWA members that the association celebrates and honors these individuals with a ceremony because we know that it takes an incredible and dedicated workforce to produce and deliver bottled water products. IBWA wishes to congratulate all of our 2016 winners and thank the member companies that participated in the 2016 award program.
Shayron Barnes-Selby/IBWA Advocacy Award winners Terry Clark and Phyllis Rokus.
Supplier of the Year Crystal Mountain Products, Inc.’s Robin Householder (right) with Awards Emcee Dan Kelly.
Plant Manager of the Year (Level IV) Brian White (center) with DS Services’ Eric DeVanie (left) and Shayron Barnes-Selby.
Plant Manager of the Year (Level III) Bill Baker (left) with President of Hall’s Culligan Water C.R. Hall.
EdgePage by Edge Analytical Laboratories won IBWA’s inaugural Product Innovation Award. Allen French (right) received the award from Dan Kelly.
Nestlé Waters North America’s Jerry Williams (left) was named IBWA Route Salesperson of the Year, and Kevin Mathews (right) collected the Kristin Safran/IBWA Board of Directors’ Award.