International Bottled Water Association | News Release | October 26, 2022
IBWA Announces 2022-2023 Officers and Board of Directors
Alexandria, Va. –The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has announced its 2022-2023 officers and board of directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2022 Annual Business Conference, which is being held in Chicago, Il from October 24 – 27, 2022.
Bob Hidell of Hidell International, was elected to serve as chairman of the IBWA Board of Directors for 2022-2023. 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 2022-2023:
- Bob Hidell (Hidell International) – Chairman
- Hih Song Kim (BlueTriton Brands) – Vice Chair
- Joe Bell (Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc.) – Treasurer
- CR Hall (Hall’s Culligan Water) – Immediate Past Chairman
The following IBWA members were re-elected to the board of directors for a three-year term, expiring in 2025:
- Shayron Barnes-Selby (Primo Water Corporation)
- Brian Hess (Niagara Bottling)
- Hih Song Kim (BlueTriton Brands)
- Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding)
- Robert Smith (Grand Springs)
The following IBWA members were newly elected to the board of directors for a three-year-term:
- Tanner Hanstein (Eureka Water)
- Ryan Heiken (Crystal Clear Water)
Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors:
- Michael Efron (The Waterways Company)
- Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding Company, Inc.)
- Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International, Inc)
- Jillian Olsen (Cherry Ridge Consulting)
- David Redick (Steelhead, Inc.)
- Brad Wester (Premium Waters, Inc.)
- Bill Young (Absopure Water Company, Inc.)
You can find more facts and information about bottled water at www.bottledwater.org.
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.