Award Winners Announced At 2006 IBWA Convention and Trade Show

October 05, 2006

"Everyone's A Winner"
Mandalay Bay Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada; October 3-6, 2006

LAS VEGAS, NV - The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) 2006 Aqua Awards, Route Salesperson of the Year, Plant Manager of the Year and Director's Awards were presented today during the 2006 IBWA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada held October 3-6, 2006. These awards recognize excellence within the bottled water industry and the IBWA membership.

IBWA Aqua Awards
The IBWA Aqua Awards recognized the best in advertising and public relations programs produced by IBWA member companies in 2006.

The "Best of Show" IBWA Aqua Award was presented to Mountain Valley Spring Company in recognition of its outstanding and creative contributions in the field of marketing and public relations among bottled water companies and suppliers.

The winners of the 2006 IBWA Aqua Awards, which were chosen from small, medium and large company categories, are as follows:

Print
Mountain Valley Spring Company - small / medium company
Nestle Waters North America, Inc. - large company

Special Promotions and Public Relations
Crystal Mountain Natural Spring Water - small / medium company
DS Waters of America, LP - large company

Vehicle Advertising
Crystal Mountain Natural Spring Water

Package and Label Design
Oasis Pure Water Factory, LLC - small / medium company
DS Waters of America, LP - large company

Web site
Mountain Valley Spring Company - small / medium company
CCDA Waters - large company

Point-of-Purchase
Nestle Waters North America, Inc.

Outdoor Advertising
Crystal Mountain Natural Spring Water - small / medium company
Nestle Waters North America, Inc. - large company

Supplier Advertising and Marketing
Whatman, Inc.

Television
Crystal Mountain Natural Spring Water - small company
Nestle Waters North America, Inc. - large company

Radio
Crystal Springs Bottled Water - small / medium company
Crystal Rock, LLC - large company

"Best of Show"
Mountain Valley Spring Company

IBWA 2006 Route Salesperson and Plant Manager of the Year Awards
IBWA also honored the winners of the 2006 Route Salespersons of the Year. All three winners representing small, medium and large companies have demonstrated an unyielding work ethic and strong interpersonal skills, which made them stand above the crowd while maintaining their successful bottled water delivery routes. The 2006 Route Salespersons of the Year are Charles Campbell of Clear Mountain Spring Water (small company category); Dave (D.J.) Miskowiec of Culligan Bottled Water (medium company category); and Thomas Carter of DS Waters/Sierra Springs (large company category).

The Plant Manager of the Year Award, which recognizes the tremendous impact plant managers have in achieving business goals and objectives for an IBWA bottler member, was presented to Gabriel Bravard of Culligan Water Conditioning.

IBWA Director's Award
This year includes the addition of the new IBWA Director's Award. This prestigious award recognizes IBWA members whose advocacy, commitment, and actions on behalf of IBWA and the bottled water industry have achieved clear and measurable results. The two recipients of the IBWA Director's Award are Shayron Barnes-Selby of DS Waters of America, LP and Jan Saxman of Shenandoah Valley Water Company.

Please contact IBWA if you would like additional information and/or photos of the winners