Board of Directors Minutes: November 1999

Board of Directors Minutes: November 1999

INTERNATIONAL BOTTLED WATER ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

New Orleans, Louisiana

Friday, November 12, 1999

MINUTES

 

 

    1. Call to Order

The 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.

Kim Jeffery, Past Chairman

The Perrier Group

 

Directors

Stewart Allen, Sparkling Spring Water Group

Timothy Fallon, Vermont Pure Springs, Inc.

David Krishock, Suntory Water Group

John LaPides, Snow Valley, Inc.

Charles A. Norris, McKesson Water Products Co.

Doug Oberhamer, Deep Rock Water Co.

Carl Polk, Portola Packaging, Inc.

Steve Raupe, Eureka Water Co.

Phil Susterick, Culligan Bottled Water Co.

Mike Verrochi, Blue Hills Spring Water, Inc.

Wm. Patrick Young, Absopure Water Co., Inc.

 

Director Emeritus

Dr. Rak Panyarachun

 

IBWA Staff/Counsel

Joe Doss, IBWA President

Robert P. Brady, Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P.

 

    1. Approval of the Minutes

It was MOVED AND SECONDED to approve the minutes of the June 10, 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 Executive Committee discussed ways of linking together committee resources and budgets on four or five strategic issues of importance to IBWA each year that hopefully will tie into Long Range Planning. Key outcomes could then be achieved by ensuring that committees and budgets work toward the same priorities.

    1. Technical Committee

Technical Committee Co-Chairman Doug Oberhamer presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Technical Committee meeting Wednesday, November 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

It was MOVED that the Board approve a plant inspection program for use by international members and that IBWA enter into a 1-year provision agreement with Quality Assurance International, Inc. (QUASI), subject to evaluation after the initial year to determine if future inspection services would be recommended for further approval. International members would have the option of using QUASI or NSF International. MOTION CARRIED.

It was MOVED that the Board approve the previously distributed Model Code and Appendix A revisions together with the proposed standard of product quality for E-coli and total coliform with the understanding that the proposed procedures for response to coliform and E-coli testing results is a work in progress. MOTION CARRIED.

    1. Awards Committee

Awards Committee Chairman Allen Bechtel, Pure Water Corporation, presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Awards Committee meeting, Wednesday, November, 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. Government Relations

Government Relations Committee Chairman Jack West, Culligan/U.S. Filter Corporation, presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Government Relation Committee meeting, Thursday, November, 11, 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 Communications Committee meeting, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. International Council
    1. International Council Chairman John LaPides presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the International Council meeting, Thursday, November 11, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.
    1. There was discussion of a proposed policy that in the event the International Council does not reach a unanimous vote on issues related to international rulemaking, IBWA will present all points of view in comments to international bodies.

 

    1. Supplier Committee

Supplier Committee Chairman Marwan Nesicolaci, Universal Aqua Technologies, Inc., presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Supplier Committee meeting, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. Membership

Incoming Membership Committee Chairman Phil Susterick presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Membership Committee meeting held Wednesday, November 10, 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 Wednesday, November 10, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

    1. State Association Presidents

In the absence of the chairman, Allen Bechtel, president of the Northwest Bottled Water Association, presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the State Association Presidents Committee meeting, Thursday, November 11, 1999, is attached to and incorporated as a part of these minutes.

 

    1. Drinking Water Research Foundation

Jack West presented the report. A copy of the minutes of the Drinking Water Research Foundation Board of Trustees meeting, Wednesday, November, 10, 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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