APSP Committees

APSP Committees develop and manage many critical programs and initiatives that advance the organization’s mission and success. These industry leaders explore vital technical issues that affect the quality, safety, enjoyment of pools, hot tubs, and spas, and advance the professional practices of APSP members.

The APSP Technical Committee provides crucial expertise and guidance in the review of the technical accuracy of the ANSI/APSP consensus standards. They review technical, safety and health products of the association and conduct appropriate scientific research. 

Steve Barnes, Chairman
Aquastar Pool Products
Ventura, CA

Greg Aymes
Aquasort Pools, LLC DBA Buster Crabbe
New Brunswick, NJ

Maria Bella
Professional Pool Solutions LLC
Reading, PA

Ron Eastman
Latham Pool Products
Latham, NY

Kenneth Gregory
Pentair Aquatic Systems
Washington, UT

Steve Gutai
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Vista, CA

Bill Hamilton
Hamilton & Associates
Pflugerville, TX

Dan Johnson
Clean Water Design LLC
Sarasota, FL

Joseph Laurino, Ph.D.
Periodic Products
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Don Leas
USA Diving
Mayport, PA

Jeff McGalliard
J.M.K. Plasterers, Inc.
Souderton, PA

Ray Mirzaei
Waterway Plastics
Oxnard, CA

John O’Hare
Hayward Pool Products
Clemmons, NC

Mike Ribnikar
Premier Pools and Spas/DFW
Plano, TX

Shajee Siddiqui
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Vista, CA

Kim Skinner
Pool Chlor
Mapleton, UT

Bill Svendsen
S.R. Smith, LLC
Canby, OR




SCC Chair

Kris Bridges
City of Martinsville, VA

SCC Vice Chair

Thomas Pitcherello
N.J. Dept. of Community Affairs, Codes


Producers: 10 Members

All American Custom Pools & Spas, Inc.
John Romano, CBP, CSP, President/CEO
225 Main Street
Norwalk, CT 06851

Carefree Pools, Inc.
John Bently, President/CEO
29870 N. Skokie Highway, Suite 101
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Hayward Industries
John O'Hare, Product Compliance Manager
One Hayward Industrial Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012

Horner Xpress South Florida
Dr. Bill Kent, President
5755 Powerline Road
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309

Idaho Aquatic Services, LLC/Idaho Pool Remodeling
Scott Heusser, CPO, CPOI, CPI, CAEA, Managing Member
283 E. Washakie Street
Meridian, ID 83646

Latham Pool Products
Michael Tinkler, Technical Service Manager
787 Watervliet Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110

Master Spas, Inc.
Nathan Coelho, Vice President of Engineering
6927 Lincoln Parkway
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Paragon Pools
Joe Vassallo, President
7473 W. Lake Mead Boulevard, Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89128

S.R. Smith LLC
Bill Svendsen, Director of Engineering
1017 SW Berg Parkway
Canby, OR 97013

Van Kirk & Sons, Inc.
Don Cesarone Jr., General Manager/Vice President
3144 SW 13 Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


General Interest: 10 Members

American Red Cross
Connie Harvey, Director Aquatics Centennial Initiatives
2025 E Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants, LCC
Frank Goldstein, President
113 Prospect Bay Drive W.
Garsonville, MD 21638

Conroe Independent School District
Louis Sam Fruia, M.Ed., AFO, CPO/CPI
11202 Riverbank Drive, Apt. 502
Conroe, TX 77384

Consultant, Don Leas
2632 Forest Dr.
Mayport, PA 16240

G. Burkitt Consulting
Garrett Burkitt, President
2867 Chippewa Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Higgins Environmental Solutions (National Environmental Health Association)
Florence Higgins, Owner/Consultant
1341 Dwyer Avenue
Raton, NM 87740

Master Corp Inc. (American Hotel & Lodging Association)
Tony Mendez, V.P. of Risk Management & Safety
215 Celebration Place, Suite 160
Celebration, FL 34747

The Walt Disney Company's Water Parks and Miniature Golf
Brian Cresse, Senior Mechanical Engineer
PO Box 10000
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

S.R. Smith LLC
Bill Svendsen, Director of Engineering
1017 SW Berg Parkway
Canby, OR 97013

Water Technology Inc.
Chuck Neuman, Chairman
100 Park Avenue
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

World Waterpark Association
Rick Root, President
8826 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 310
Overland Park, KS 66212


Government/User: 10 Members

Cecil County Government, MD
William V. Funk Jr., Supervisor-Inspections
200 Chesapeake Boulevard
Elkton, MD 21921

City of Martinsville, VA
Kris Bridges, Deputy Department Building Official
P.O. Box 1112
Martinsville, VA 24540

City of Winter Springs, FL
Joseph R. Crum, CBO Building Official
1126 East SR 434
Winter Springs, FL 32708

CSG Consultants
Mike Temmant, Plans Examiner
361 Banuelo Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health
Justin DeWitt, P.E., LEEDAP, Chief of General Engineer
525 W. Jefferson Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62761

International Code Council
Lee Clifton, Director of PMG Resources, Government Relations
5360 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

N.J. Dept. of Community Affairs, Codes
Thomas Pitcherello, Code Specialist
101 S. Broad Street, P.O. Box 802
Trenton, NJ 08625

Texas Department of State and Health Services
Katie O. Moore, R.S., CPO, Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 149347 MC 1987
Austin, TX 78714-9347

The Town of Flower Mound
Thomas Vyles, Environmental Health Manager
2121 Cross Timbers Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Washington State Department of Health Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Jun Naotsuka, Public Health Advisor
P.O. Box 47824
Olympia, WA 98504

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission*
Perry Sharpless (non-voting)

APSP Staff*
Susan J. Hilaski (non-voting), Director of Standards Promotion & Adoption
2111 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 500
Alexandria, VA 22314

* *Denotes Non-Voting Member






Joseph Laurino, Ph.D.
Periodic Products
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Kevin Cox
NSF International
Ann Arbor, MI

James Egan, Ph.D.
LaMotte Company
Chestertown, MD

Philip Escobedo
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Vista, CA

Rich Gallo
Pure Swim, Inc.
Santa Clarita, CA

Gregory Garrett (Member of National Plasterers Council)
Applied Materials Technologies, Inc.
Chandler, AZ

Kenneth Gregory
Pentair Water Quality Systems
Washington, UT

Chris Kareis, Ph.D.
Axiall, A Westlake Company
Monroeville, PA

Jody O’Grady
Taylor Technologies, Inc.
Sparks, MD

Mary F. Ostrowski
American Chemistry Council (ACC)
Washington, D.C.

David Oxley
Belleair Pool Service & Supply
Largo, FL

Kim Skinner
Pool Chlor
Mapleton, UT

Terry Snow (Member of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association)
TLS Pool Service
Upland, CA

Roy Vore, Ph.D.
Bio-Lab, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA

Touraj Rowhani

Alpharetta, GA



Chris Curcio
Litehouse Products, LLC
Strongsville, OH

Rich Garbee
GLI Pool Products
Youngstown, OH

Jeff Fausett
TLC Strategy
Las Vegas, NV

Jeanne Fec
Frank Lynn & Associates Ltd.
Itasca, IL

Keith Mulkern
Aquaknow Pools, Inc.
Weymouth, MA

Staff Liaison:
Linda Beza


Chris Curcio
Litehouse Products, LLC
Strongsville, OH

Rich Garbee
GLI Pool Products
Youngstown, OH

Jeff Fausett
TLC Strategy
Las Vegas, NV

Martin Silver
Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, Inc.

New Rochelle, NY



Robert Blanda, CBP, CSP
Mill Bergen Pool Center
Brooklyn, NY

Kyle Chaikin
Chaikin Pools, Inc.
Deer Park, NY

Nathan Coelho
Master Spas Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Rick English, CBP
English Pool Consulting
San Diego, CA

John Lochren
Solar Pool Enclosures of New York, Inc.
Holbrook, NY

Chris Marcano
Natural Chemistry Inc.
Kansas City, MO

John Schaedler
Aqua Quip – Outlet (HQ)
Renton, WA

Rebecca Smith, CSP, CMS
Splash Pool Management Co.
Acworth, GA

Joseph Vassallo Sr., CBP
Paragon Pools
Las Vegas, NV

Paul Wahler, CSP
Lusby, MD


Silvia Uribe 

Staff Liaison


703.838.0083 ext. 212



The IHTA of APSP Engineering Committee are portable spa and hot tub manufacturers that advise key industry leaders on issues surrounding portable spa and hot tub standards, codes and laws impacting the industry.

Michael McCague
Watkins Manufacturing
Vista, CA

Jeff Dugger
MAAX Spas Industries Corporation
Chandler, AZ

Drew Ferrie
Ventura, CA

Brian Knoops
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs
Chino, CA

Bob Lauter
Master Spas Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Cindi Magray
Spa Manufacturers, Inc.
Clearwater, FL

Steve Macey
Watkins Manufacturing
Vista, CA

Ray Mirzaei
Waterway Plastics
Oxnard, CA

Louis Nollet
Gecko Alliance
Quebec, QC Canada

Tony Pipitone
Balboa Water Group
Tustin, CA

Angelo Pugliese
Custom Molded Products
Newnan, GA

Jatinder Sidhu
Coast Spas Manufacturing, Inc.
Langley, BC Canada

Sandra Yue
Beachcomber Hot Tubs
Surrey, BC Canada

Staff Liaison:
Jennifer Hatfield



Rick Harvey Headshot

Rick Harvey
Biolab - A KIK Custom Products Company
Lawrenceville, GA

Allison Reynolds Headshot

Allison Reynolds
The Get Smart Group
Angels Camp, CA

Jeffrey Campbell Headshot

Jeffrey Campbell
United Aqua Group/Aquatech
Las Vegas, NV

Caley Gib Headshot

Caley Gibbs
Gib-San Pool & Landscape Creations
Toronto, ON CANADA

Mitch Katz Headshot

Mitch Katz
Elite Landscaping Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY

Reid Schindler Headshot

Reid Schindler, CBP
Claffey Pools
Southlake, TX

Skye Svenningsen Headshot

Skye Svenningsen
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Vista, CA

Jason Vaughan Headshot

Jason Vaughan
National Pools of Roanoke, Inc.
Roanoke, VA

Staff Liaison

Andrea Wells



April Nielsen
Atlanta, GA

Noel Conley
Miracle Pool Service
Garland, TX 

Brett Abbott
Pool Builder Marketing
Austin, TX 

John Norwood
California Pool & Spa Association
Sacramento, CA 

Chris Robinson 
Lucite International
Cordova, TN

Dick Covert
Master Pools Guild, Inc.

Richmond, VA