More stories about Leadership

  • Longtime Executive Director Leaves UPSA

    For the first time in seven years, Jim Manning won’t be leading the way for the United Pool & Spa Association.

  • More Manufacturers Tap Outsiders for Key Roles

    Few in the industry foresaw Bob Rasp’s departure from Zodiac in fall 2009

  • Michael Orr Rejoins FPSIE

    The original executive director of the Foundation for Pool & Spa Industry Education has rejoined the organization.

  • Drowning-Prevention Group Taps New Leader

    Less than a month after losing its executive director, a leading water safety organization has named a replacement.

  • Virtual Education

    Pool and spa businesses have been buffeted by the economy, and while there are signs of a recovery, it’s not going to turn around overnight.

  • The ’70s

    If the 1960s were the pool industry’s early years, the 1970s were its adolescence — a time of shifting extremes, and strange new challenges.

  • The ’60s

    The pool industry in the 1960s was like a toddler first learning about the world. It lurched forward on unsteady legs, grasping at everything in its path with a wild rush of energy and enthusiasm.

  • Southern Industry Recovers from Disasters

    Record-breaking tornadoes in the southeast United States have damaged a number of pool and spa businesses.

  • Vac-Alert President’s Departure Brings Changes

    With the departure of its president, Vac-Alert Industries has named a temporary replacement and hired a company for its marketing and sales

  • Memphis Builder Passes Away

    John McDaniel, the president/CEO of Memphis Pool, died Feb. 21 of throat cancer. He was 59