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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Virtual PCQI Workshop

January 6-8, 2021 – Virtual on Zoom

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2021 Annual Convention

River City Hotel and Casino

St. Louis, MO

March 3-5, 2021

2021 Fall Educational Conference

Harrah’s Hotel and Casino

North Kansas City, MO

October 7-8, 2021

Josh Schlemme Named IBWA’s Plant Manager of the Year
CSBWA Member Josh Schlemme, of Culligan of Davenport, IA, was named Plant Manager of the Year by IBWA at their convention in November. Josh joined the company in 2013 following tours of duty with the US Military, including assignments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He has recently designed and implemented a number of upgrades to his bottling line, as well as innovated incentive programs, new training programs, and team building for his staff.

Lou Vittorio Awarded IBWA Industry Advocacy Award
CSBWA Member Lou Vittorio of EarthRes, Philadelphia, PA, was awarded the IBWA/Sharyron Barnes-Selby Advocacy Award for his efforts in his community and nationwide in working with his congressman and many other officials to advocate for the Bottled Water Industry. Lou will be discussing Grass Roots Political Activism in a seminar at the upcoming CSBWA Convention.

CSBWA Members are IBWA Leaders!

Here’s a list of CSBWA Members who are making in impact with IBWA:

  • Lynn Wachtmann, Maumee Valley Bottlers:  Chairman; Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Government Relations Committee, Communications Committee
  • Bill Young, Absopure:  Board of Directors, Communications Committee
  • Joe Bell, Bell Sales; Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Supplier and Convention Committee
  • Dan Kelly, Polymer Systems Inc.:  Board of Directors; Co-Chair, Supplier and Convention Committee
  • Doug Hidding, Blackhawk Molding; Board of Directors, Technical Committee
  • Kari Mondt, Allied Purchasing:  Board of Directors, Communications Committee, Supplier and Convention Committee
  • Greg Nemec, Premium Waters:  Board of Directors
  • Lou Vittorio, Earthres:  Board of Directors, Education Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee, Technical Committee
  • Glen Dqvis, Absopure; Education Committee Co-chair; Technical Committee
  • Steve Tischler, NTL Labs, Communications Committee, Technical Committee
  • Steve Kurth, Polymer Systems Inc.; Communications Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee
  • Bob Gelbach, NTL Labs; Education Committee, Supplier and Convention Committee
  • Mark Lindblom, Premium Waters:  Education Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee, Membership Committee
  • Bob Reifers, Maumee Valley Bottlers:  Membership Committee, Technical Committee
  • Rej Tellier, Oasis:  Communications Committee
  • David Redick, Steelhead:  Supplier and Convention Committee, Technical Committee, Membership Committee
  • Richard Cook, Culligan International:  Government Relations Committee, Technical Committee
  • Gene Ross, Goodpac:  Membership Committee, Supplier and Convention Committee
  • Doug Hupe, Bell Sales:  Education Committee Co-chair, Government Relations Committee

Officers and Directors

CSBWA Officers and Directors

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

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

Second Vice President: Jacob Doerner; Fizz-O Bottling Company; Tulsa, OK

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

Director-Term Expires 2021
Josh Schlemme, Culligan of Davenport, Davenport, IA
Steve Kurth; Polymer Solutions, Inc.; Milwaukee, WI
Rob Schmitt; Rocky Mountain Spring Water; Littleton. CO.

Director-Term Expires 2022
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