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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PCQI and Your Plant

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food (i.e., the Preventive Controls Rule) includes a requirement that food facilities have preventive controls qualified individuals (PCQIs) on staff. 
  • THE DEADLINE IS HERE!!! The Preventive Controls rule requires that plants have a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual within one year of the publication date(September 17, 2015) of the Preventive Controls Rule(September 2016).  
  • Plants classified as “Small”(500 or fewer employees) have until September 2017 to have a PCQI on staff. 
  • Plants classified as “Very Small”(less than 1 million dollars in revenue) have until September 2018. 
  • The CSBWA is pleased to announce a PCQI Workshop for August 2017 in the St. Louis area. We’ll announce the venue and exact dates once we have confirmed the location.
  • This workshop will provide anyone in the bottled water industry an opportunity to become a PCQI for their facility(ies) in compliance with the new Preventive Controls Rule.
  • We’ve kept the cost to a minimum. The price for CSBWA members is $480(and it only costs $200 to become a member). 


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 2018

Glen Davis; Absopure; Plymouth, MI

Pat McVay, Amcon/Genco Bottlers, Springfield, MO

Bob Riefers; Maumee Valley Bottlers; Napoleon, OH

Steve Tischler; NTL Laboratories; Cleveland, OH

Director-Year Term expires 2019

Kevin Schlemme, Culligan of Davenport, Clinton, & Burlington, Davenport, IA

Joe Filipowski, Bell Sales, inc., Pittsburgh, PA

Heidi Charlesworth, Premium Waters, Chippewa Falls, WI

Committee Chairs

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

Education:  Heidi Charlesworth, Premium Waters, Chippewa Falls, WI

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

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

Communications & Publications:  Steve Tischler; NTL Labs; Cleveland, OH

Technical:  Glen Davis; Absopure; Plymouth, MI

Supplier:  Joe Filipowski; Bell Sales; Pittsburgh, PA

Past Presidents

Susan Edwards, SVF Waters, LLC

Mike Schaefer, Culligan of Perryville