IBWA Announces 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Director

November 10, 2016

Washington, DC – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today announced its 2016-2017 officers and board of directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2016 Annual Business Conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, from November 7 – 11.

Shayron Barnes-Selby, of DS Services of America, was elected to serve as chairwoman the IBWA Board of Directors for 2016-2017. She is a member of IBWA’s executive committee and board of directors and served as Vice Chairwoman in 2015-2016.

The IBWA members approved the following slate of officers for 2016-2017:

  • Shayron Barnes-Selby – Chairwoman
  • Lynn Wachtmann – Vice Chairman
  • Brian Grant – Treasurer
  • Joe Bell (Aqua Filter Fresh) – Immediate Past Chairman

The following IBWA members were elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term, expiring in 2019.

  • Shayron Barnes-Selby (DS Services of America)
  • Charlie Broll (Nestle Waters North America)
  • Philippe Caradec (Danone Waters of America)
  • Brian Hess (Niagara)
  • Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding)
  • Scott Hoover (Roaring Spring)
  • Bryan Shinn (Shinn Spring Water Co.)
  • Robert Smith (Grand Springs Distribution)
  • Lynn Wachtmann (Maumee Valley Bottlers)

Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors:

  • Andrew Eaton, Ph.D. (Eurofins Eaton Analytical)
  • Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International)
  • Greg Nemec (Premium Waters)
  • Louis Vittorio, Jr. (EarthRes Group)
  • Bill Young (Absopure Water Company)

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Media Contact:
Jill Culora

The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters, including spring, mineral, purified, artesian, and sparkling. Founded in 1958, IBWA's membership includes U.S. and international bottlers, distributors and suppliers. IBWA is committed to working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates bottled water as a packaged food product, to set comprehensive and stringent standards for safe, high-quality bottled water products.

In addition to FDA regulations, IBWA member bottlers must adhere to the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice, which mandates additional standards and practices that in some cases are more stringent than federal and state regulations. A key feature of the IBWA Bottled Water Code of Practice is a mandatory annual plant inspection by an independent, third-party organization.

IBWA is proud to help support Drink Up!, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which encourages everyone to drink more water more often – whether from the tap, a filter, or in a bottle. Choosing water is always the healthy choice.

Consumers can contact IBWA at 1-800-WATER-11 or visit IBWA's website (www.bottledwater.org) for more information about bottled water. Media inquiries can be directed to IBWA Vice President of Communications Jill Culora at 703-647-4609 or jculora@bottledwater.org.