Lifetime Membership Award

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The Lifetime Membership Award is given to those individuals who are or have been active within the industry, have rendered exemplary service to the association, and whose knowledge and accomplishments in the field of water quality entitle them to special recognition.

Previous Recipients 2002-present
2022 – Steve Ver Strat, Amway
2021 – Joseph J. Huemann, CWS, CI, Huemann Water Conditioning
2020 – Richard A. Mest, Master Water Conditioning Corp.
2019 – Vincent M. Kent, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Inc.
2018 – Frank A. Brigano, PhD, Marmon Water Inc.
2017 – Arvind S. Patil, PhD, Ricura Water Technology, LLC
2016 – Michael Mecca, Performance Water Products
2015 – W. Gordon Miller, Cleanwater Corporation Of America dba Culligan Water Cond.
2014 – Robert Slovak, AROMAN Incorporated
2013 – Regu P. Regunathan, Ph.D., Regunathan & Associates
2012 – Douglas C. Haring, Clack Corporation
2011 – Peter S. Cartwright, PE, Cartwright Consulting Company
2010 – Michael Gottlieb, ResinTech, Inc.
2009 – Robert B. Ruhstorfer, II, RS Water Holdings LLC dba Culligan of Houston
2008 – J. Christopher Layton, Chris Layton Water Consulting
2007 – Sharon Peterson, Water Conditioning & Purification Magazine (WC&P Intl.)
2006 – I. Donald Rosuck, Rosuck Management Services
2005 – J. Downing Johnson
2005 – Edward J. Fierko, EJF Associates
2004 – Curtis O. Abendroth, Abendroth Water Conditioning, Inc.
2003 – Robert Morley
2002 – Duane D. Nowlin, Ph.D., Duane D. Nowlin – Consultant
Previous Recipients 1974-2001
2001 – John M. Scott (Posthumously – Lifetime Achievement)
2001 – F. Stuart Mitchell
2000 – Mel Entingh
1999 – William C. Prior, Tangent Company LLC
1998 – Bill Peltier
1998 – A. Eugene Burton, A. Eugene Burton
1997 – Joanne W. Grace
1996 – Andrew J. Fleckenstein, Fleck Family Foundation
1995 – Donn R. Dresselhuys
1994 – Gilbert Boerner
1993 – Donald A. Mahlstedt
1992 – Don E. Akre
1991 – Wes McGowan
1990 – Lucius Cole, P.E.
1989 – Walter J. Polens
1988 – Douglas R. Oberhamer, Culligan Water Conditioning
1987 – George H. Klumb
1986 – William J. Van Allen
1985 – Ray E. Cross
1984 – G. Keith Funk, Sr.
1983 – Donald M. Porth
1982 – Jerome R. Peterson
1981 – Willard B. Neal, Neals Water Cond. Service, Inc.
1980 – Gerald T. Shannon, Gerald Shannon
1979 – Robert L. Moody
1978 – Riley O. Ostby
1974 – Wilbur K. Hess