Regents Award

The Regents Award is presented to an individual (or group of individuals) who has made a significant contribution at the state or local level working with issues affecting the industry such as ethics, legislation or educational efforts.

Nominations for WQA Leadership Awards are now open. Click on the link below to nominate someone for this or another award through Oct. 15. 

Nominate Someone for the Regents Award

Previous Winners

1975 - Phillip D. Meier, Quality Water Conditioning, Inc.
1977 - Keith Vetter, Vetter's Inc./ Culligan Water Technologies
1978 - George McCoy
1979 - Daniel W. McNew
1980 - Walter P. Casey
1981 - Canadian WQA
1982 - Gilbert Boerner
1983 - Eugene O. Walker
1984 - Robert J. Ford
1985 - Roy C. Russell, III, Pacific Water Systems
1986 - Robert E. Morley
1987 - Irene Trippet
1988 - Douglas Windover, Culligan Water Conditioning
1989 - Margaret A. Wichmann
1990 - Lyman Simpson, Hydro-Tech Associates, Inc.
1991 - Pacific WQA
1992 - Linda Scott, Culligan of Santa Ana
1993 - Jack Lorenzen, Quality Water Services, Inc.
1994 - Carolyn Fahnestock
1995 - LeRoi H. Butler
1996 - Robert E. Hawkins
1997 - Stan Ziarkowski
1998 - James W. Baker, AMERIWATER, INC.
1999 - Skip Ruedeman
2000 - Karen S. Zack, Kinetico Incorporated
2001 - William M. Kavey, Clack Corporation
2002 - Gerald Dierolf, Atlantic Filter of Polk County
2003 - Rick Grace, R G & Associates, Incorporated
2004 - Donn Davis, Fluid Systems & Controls, Inc.
2005 - Donald R. Dammel, Quality Water Works dba Culligan Water Conditioning
2006 - Peter Waelti, RainSoft of Denver
2007 - Robert W. Boerner, Culligan Water Conditioning of San Antonio
2007 - Michael Mecca, Performance Water Products
2008 - D. J. Shannahan, Jr., Shannahan Water Co., LLC dba Sharp Water Culligan
2009 - Perry Ratcliff, Ratcliff Water Treatment LLC dba Culligan of Brenham
2010 - Denise Urbans, SHEDWATER LLC 
2011 - Mark J. Felton, Culligan Water Conditioning
2011 - Douglas R. Oberhamer, Culligan Water Conditioning
2012 - Kristi Pihl, Pacific Water Quality Association
2013 - Frank DeSilva, ResinTech
2014 - William P. Maher, Maher Water Corporation
2015 - Ed Robakowski, Kinetico Incorporated
2016 - Jeffrey B. Hill, MWS, Robert B. Hill Co.
2016 - Larry Casey, Aqua Science
2017 - Daina Grace, Texas Water Quality Association
2018 - Michael J. McGowan, McGowan Water Conditioning
2019 - Joe Landowski, Culligan of Waukesha (WI)
2020 - Shannon Murphy, TST Water/Aquamor