Board of Directors Minutes: January 1999

Board of Directors Minutes: January 1999

INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Scottsdale Princess Hotel and Resort

Scottsdale, Arizona

Friday, January 15, 1999

MINUTES

    1. Call to OrderThe meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Peter Baker, Crystal Rock Water Co., who announced the presence of a quorum. Those present were:

 

Officers

Peter Baker, Chairman

Crystal Rock Water Co.

Jeff Vinyard, Vice Chairman

Crystal Spring Bottled Water Co.

William G. Bell, Secretary/Treasurer

Tyler Mountain Water Co.

 

Directors

Timothy Fallon, Vermont Pure Springs, Inc.

David Krishock, Suntory Water Group

James J. Land, Jr., Wissahickon Spring Water, Inc.

John LaPides, Snow Valley, Inc.

Charles A. Norris, McKesson Water Products Co.

Doug Oberhamer, Deep Rock Water Co.

Mark Rodriguez, Great Brands of Europe, Inc.

Anthony Salamone, Sunroc Corporation

Phil Susterick, Culligan Bottled Water Co.

Mike Verrochi, Blue Hills Spring Water, Inc.

Wm. Patrick Young, Absopure Co., Inc.

 

Staff/Counsel

Sylvia E. Swanson, IBWA President

Robert P. Brady, IBWA General Counsel

 

    1. Approval of the Minutes

It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the minutes of the January 15, 1999, Board of Directors meeting. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Treasurer’s Report

Secretary/Treasurer Bill Bell reported that all revenues and expenditures were within the budget parameters. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the Treasurer’s report. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Committee Reports

 

    1. Executive Committee

Chairman Baker reported that the search committee with the assistance of an executive recruitment firm had selected a candidate for IBWA president. The Board will have and opportunity to meet the candidate in a closed session immediately following.

 

    1. Nominating Committee

Chairman Baker announced that committee had re-nominated Bill Bell and Kim Jeffery to three year terms on the Board. In addition, Chris Saxman, Shenandoah Valley Water Co. and Marwan Nesicolaci, Universal Water Technologies, Inc., were nominated to three-year terms. Doug Oberhamer was nominated for the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Since officers of the organization require Board approval, Chairman Baker asked for acclimation by those present. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the nomination of Doug Oberhamer as Secretary/Treasurer. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Technical Committee

Technical Committee Co-Chairman Jo Russell-Price, Mountain Valley Spring Co. presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Technical Committee meeting Tuesday, June 8, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Awards Committee

Awards Committee Chairman Allen Bechtel presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Membership Committee meeting held Tuesday, June 8, 1999 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Government Relations

Government Relations Committee Chairman Jack West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Government Relations Committee meeting held Wednesday, June 9, 1999 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Communications

Communications Committee Chairman Charles A. Norris presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the committee meeting held Thursday, June 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. International Council

International Council Chairman John LaPides presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the International Council meeting held Wednesday, June 9, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

It was MOVED AND SECONDED that the Board put forth a by-law change to be voted on by the membership to give the International Council governance over the IBWA position and representation on international issues to international decision-making bodies such as Codex and the World Health Organization as long as all council positions are unanimous. MOTION CARRIED.

It was MOVED AND SECONDED that by September 1, the Board of Directors of IBWA and the Board of Directors of each chapter will review and recommend to the International Council a process by which IBWA’s U.S. membership or IBWA chapters can present only their opinion to international or national regulatory bodies in a manner which assures that those regulatory bodies cannot misinterpret that such individual opinions are from the International Bottled Water Association. MOTION TABLED.

It was MOVED AND SECONDED that all non-U.S. members who do not meet the Model Code requirements, specifically having achieved a passing score on the mandatory plant inspection by the end of 1999, be placed on Candidate Bottler status for up to two years at which time their status would be reviewed by the chapter and if satisfactory progress is being made, then the status could be continued. MOTION CARRIED.

 

    1. Supplier Committee

Supplier Committee Chairman Marwan Nesicolaci presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Supplier Committee meeting Tuesday, June 8, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Membership

Membership Committee Chairman Bill Bell presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Membership Committee meeting held Tuesday, June 8, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Education

Education Committee Chairman Dan Geiger, Alpine Spring Water Co., Inc., presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Education Committee meeting held Tuesday, June 8, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

There are approximately 700-800 Certified Plant Operators that will need to re-certify by 2000. The current penalty under for not having a CPO in each plant is a five-point deduction from an inspection score. It is anticipated that this is not an incentive to re-certify. It was MOVED AND SECONDED to increase the penalty for not having a CPO from five-points to a “critical” beginning in 2001. MOTION TABLED pending consideration by the Technical Committee.

 

    1. State Association Presidents

State Association Presidents Committee Chairman, James J. Land, Jr. presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the State Association Presidents Committee meeting held Tuesday, June 8, 1999 is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Drinking Water Research Foundation

Mr. West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Drinking Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees meeting held Tuesday, June 8, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Old Business

There was no old business before the Board.

 

    1. New Business

There was no new business before the Board.

 

    1. Adjournment

There being no further business to come before the Board of Directors, it was MOVED AND SECONDED to adjourn the meeting. MOTION CARRIED.

 

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