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

Fall Educational Conference

October 27-28, 2017


North Kansas City, MO

Our Fall Conference will be packed full of current vital information:

  • The 4th and final installment of our popular “Building Your FSMA Plan” series with Chris Dunn
  • A tour of the “state of the art” Premium Waters Bottling Facility in Riverside, MO
  • Up to the minute seminars covering

o Storage Tank Safety and Sanitation

o Online Training Solutions for Small and Midsize Companies

o The latest in FDA and State Regulatory Issues

A total of 8 CEUs

Click here for brochure:  2017 CSBWA Fall Educational Conference


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