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Water Quality Research Foundation names Foundation Relations & Research Manager 
Kim Redden brings substantial water quality industry knowledge to new position

LISLE, Ill. (June 19, 2018) – The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has named Kim Redden its Foundation Relations & Research Manager. Redden, who formerly worked for the Water Quality Association (WQA), has broad experience in the water treatment industry and brings deep industry knowledge to her position.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Kim back to WQA and the research foundation,” said WQA and WQRF Executive Director Pauli Undesser. “In addition to her experience with WQA and WQRF, she has exemplary experience and background in customer service, training, project management and more, which will help further strengthen the impact of WQRF’s research.”

Redden is responsible for managing the research foundation’s fundraising activities and business operations and will help assess research project progress. She joins WQRF Research Project Leader Kayla Heriaud, who started work at WQRF in February.

Redden has held various positions at the Water Quality Association since 2013, including Regulatory and Technical Affairs Coordinator and Associate Advisor for Professional Certification and Training. She also has been a Research Project Leader part time for the Water Quality Research Foundation since 2015.

Redden holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from North Central College and a Master's in Public Health from Elmhurst College.

The Water Quality Research Foundation, formerly the Water Quality Research Council (WQRC), was formed in 1949 to serve on behalf of the Water Quality Association (WQA) as a universally recognized, independent research organization. The long-term goal of WQRF is to achieve sustained growth to conduct and fund scientific research on subjects relating to the water quality improvement industry.

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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