The Central States Bottled Water Association was formed to provide education and support to our members regarding the production, distribution, technical, political, and public and consumer relations issues in the bottled water industry in our respective states.

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The Central States Bottled Water Association has announced their event schedule for the upcoming year.

The Fall Educational Conference will be coming to Milwaukee this coming September.  Dates and headquarters hotel will be announced shortly.

The 11th Annual Convention and Trade Show will return to the River City Hotel and Casino in St. Louis on March 6-8, 2019


in their Annual Meeting on February 23, the Central States Bottled Water Association elected five members of their Board of Directors.

Rob Schmitt of Rocky Mountain Spring Water was elected to fill a vacant directorshop expiring in 2019.

Glen Davis(Absopure), Pat McVay(Culligan-Joplin), Bob Riefers(Maumee Valley), and Steve Tischler(NTL Labs) were tapped for full terms expiring in 2020.



CSBWA President Jon Ove has named Steve Tischler, NTL Labs, Cleveland, OH to succeed Heidi Charlesworth as CSBWA Education Chair.  Heidi took a position outside the industry, and has resigned from the CSBWA Board and the Education Committee Chair.

Steve is a veteran of the industry of nearly 30 years, and brings unparalleled experience in Technical and Regulatory matters, and a unique insight on Management and Marketing issues.

“Heidi served the CSBWA with energy and distinction, and we will miss her many contributions”, stated CSBWA President Jon Ove.  “Steve brings to the position a world of experience and expertise.  We are thrilled to have him tackle the Education Chair.”


Officers and Directors


CSBWA Officers and Directors

President:  Jon Ove, Century Springs; Gennessee Depot, WI

First Vice President:  Brad Ozbun, Hall’s Culligan, Wichita, KS

Second Vice President:  Nicole Allison, Magnetic Springs, Columbus, OH

Secretary-Treasurer:  Sam Broh; LCPF Management Group, LLC, St. Louis, MO

Director-Term expires 2019
Jacob Doerner; Fizz-O Bottling Company; Tulsa, OK
Steve Kurth; Polymer Solutions, Inc.; Milwaukee, WI
Rob Schmitt; Rocky Mountain Spring Water; Littleton. CO

Director-Term Expires 2020
Glen Davis; Absopure; Plymouth, MI
Pat McVay, Hall’s Culligan; Joplin, MO
Bob Riefers; Maumee Valley Bottlers; Napoleon, OH
Steve Tischler; NTL Laboratories; Cleveland, OH

Committee Chairs

Government Relations:  Steve Tischler; NTL Labs; Cleveland, OH

Education:  Steve Tischler, NTL Labs; Cleveland, OH

Convention:  Susan Edwards; SVF Waters, LLC; Occonee, IL

Membership:  Bob Riefers; Maumee Valley Bottlers; Napoleon, OH

Communications & Publications:  Vacant

Technical:  Glen Davis; Absopure; Plymouth, MI

Supplier:  Steve Kurth, Polymer Solutions International, Milwaukee, WI

Past Presidents

Susan Edwards, SVF Waters, LLC

Mike Schaefer, Culligan of Perryville

John Mullette, Culligan of Columbia