IBWA Announces 2010-2011 Officers and Board Members

International Bottled Water Association | IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 4, 2010

IBWA Announces 2010-2011 Officers and Board Members

Scott Hoover Elected Chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors

Orlando, Florida – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced its 2010-2011 Officers, Board Members during IBWA’s Convention, held in conjunction with InterBev Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, from September 20-24, 2010.

Scott Hoover was elected to serve as the Chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors for 2010 – 2011. Mr. Hoover represents IBWA member Roaring Spring Bottling Company in Roaring Spring, PA. He is a member of IBWA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors and served as IBWA Treasurer in 2008 and Vice Chairman in 2009.

The IBWA Board of Directors approved the following slate of officers for 2010-2011:

Chairman: Scott Hoover, Roaring Spring Bottling Company.
Vice Chairman: Philippe Caradec, Danone Waters of America.
Treasurer: William Patrick Young, Absopure Water Company
Immediate Past Chairman: Stewart Allen, DS Waters

The following IBWA members were elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term,
expiring 2013:

Stewart Allen, DS Waters of America, Inc.
Peter Baker, Crystal Rock, Inc.
Philippe Caradec, Vice Chairman, Danone Waters of America
Marty Conte, Diamond Springs, Inc.
Doug Hidding, Blackhawk Molding Co.
Scott Hoover, Roaring Spring Bottling Company
Steve Raupe, Ozarka Water and Coffee Service
Bryan Shinn, Shinn Water Company
Robert Smith, Grand Springs, Inc.
Dimitrios Smyrnios, Nestle Waters of North America
Jeffrey Vinyard, Crystal Springs Bottled Water Co.
Lynn Watchman, Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc.


Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors:

Joe Bell, Bell Sales, Inc.
Page Beykpour, CG Roxane LLC
Dan Kelly, Polymer Solutions International
Greg Nemec, Premium Waters
Chris Saxman, Shenandoah Valley Water Co.
Breck Speed, Mountain Valley Spring Co.
Raymond Steed, CCDA Waters, LLC

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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling. Founded in 1958, IBWA’s membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, to set comprehensive and stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products.  

In addition to FDA regulations, IBWA member bottlers must adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice is a mandatory annual plant inspection by an independent, third-party organization.  

IBWA is proud to be a partner with Keep America Beautiful and a supporter of Drink Up, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which encourages Americans to drink more water more often – whether from the tap, a filter, or in a bottle. Choosing water is always the healthy choice.