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Water Quality Association names new Product Certification Director

Kelli Fleischmann to take WQA’s Product Certification to the next level

DENVER, Colo. (March 26, 2018) 
– The Water Quality Association (WQA) has announced that Kelli Fleischmann is the Association’s new Product Certification Director, in charge of the prestigious Gold Seal and Sustainability programs.

“I am delighted to have Kelli joining us,” said WQA Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “With her strong background within the drinking water industry in project management, business development and international experience, she is well positioned to take WQA’s Product Certification to the next level.”

Fleischmann most recently served as Business Development Manager for Ahstrom-Munksjo in Mount Holly Springs, Pa., where she was responsible for commercial development and new market penetration. She spent several years with NSF International, serving in a variety of positions including General Manager of Global Water Systems and the Drinking Water Treatment Unit.

WQA maintains a complete listing of all products and components that have earned the Gold Seal and Sustainability marks. Only products that pass the rigorous testing requirements of industry standards, pass annual manufacturing facility audits, and comply with WQA's Certification Schemes can be found in this listing.

The announcement coincides with the first day of WQA’s annual Convention & Exposition in Denver. For more than 40 years, the WQA Convention has been the signature event of the water treatment industry, connecting dealers, manufacturers and consultants with the latest in trends, research, education and networking opportunities.In 2017, 56 countries were represented among the more than 3,000 attendees of the WQA Convention & Exposition in Orlando.

Attendees and exhibitors can register for the event at For more about WQA Membership, visit

WQA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the residential, commercial, and industrial water treatment industry. Since 1959, the WQA Gold Seal certification program has been certifying products that contribute to the safe consumption of water. The WQA Gold Seal program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).
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