International Bottled Water Association | News Release | November 17, 2021
IBWA Announces 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors
Alexandria, Va. – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has announced its 2021-2022 officers and board of directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2021 Annual Business Conference, which is being held virtually from November 8-11.
CR Hall, of Hall’s Culligan Water, was elected to serve as chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors for 2021-2022. He is a member of IBWA’s executive committee and board of directors. He previously served as vice chairman.
The IBWA members approved the following slate of officers for 2021-2022:
- CR Hall – Chairman
- Bob Hidell (Hidell International) – Vice Chairman
- Brian Hess (Niagara Bottling) – Treasurer
- Robert Smith (Grand Springs Distribution) – Immediate Past Chairman
The following IBWA members were elected or re-elected to the board of directors for a three-year term, expiring in 2024:
- Michael Efron (The Waterway’s Company)
- CR Hall (Hall’s Culligan Water)
- Bob Hidell (Hidell International)
- Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International, Inc.)
- Bill Young (Absopure Water Company, Inc.)
Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors:
- Shayron Barnes-Selby (Primo Water Corporation)
- Joe Bell (Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc.)
- Philippe Caradec (Danone Waters of America)
- Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding Company, Inc.)
- Hih Song Kim (BlueTriton Brands)
- Jillian Olsen (Cherry Ridge Consulting)
- David Redick (Steelhead, Inc.)
- Lynn Wachtmann (Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc.)
- Brad Wester (Premium Waters, Inc.)
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.