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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Central States Bottled Water Association Presents
Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Workshop
January 25-27, 2018
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center – Chesterfield, MO


o  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).   

o   Plants classified as “Small”(500 or fewer employees) have until September 2017 to have a PCQI on staff.  

o   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 at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, Chesterfield, MO for January 25-27, 2018.  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.


Click here for brochure:  CSBWA PCQI BROCHURE


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.”

The vacant board position and a realignment of committee chairs will be determined at the Fall Board Meeting in Kansas City.  If you are interested in serving, or know someone who is interested, please let CSBWA President Jon Ove(jon.ove@centurysprings.com) know.

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, Hall’s Culligan; Joplin, 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


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:  Joe Filipowski; Bell Sales; Pittsburgh, PA

Past Presidents

Susan Edwards, SVF Waters, LLC

Mike Schaefer, Culligan of Perryville