IBWA Announces 2020-2021 Officers and Board of Directors
International Bottled Water Association
November 10, 2020
Alexandria, Va. – The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) has announced its 2020-2021 officers and board of directors. IBWA members elected the association’s leadership during the 2020 Annual Business Conference, which is being held virtually from November 9-12.
Tara Carraro, of Nestlé Waters North America, was elected to serve as chair of the IBWA Board of Directors for 2020-2021. She is a member of IBWA’s executive committee and board of directors. She previously served as vice chair.
The IBWA members approved the following slate of officers for 2020-2021:
- Tara Carraro – Chair
- CR Hall (Hall’s Culligan Water) – Vice Chairman
- Brian Hess (Niagara Bottling) – Treasurer
- Robert Smith (Grand Springs Distribution) – Immediate Past Chairman
The following IBWA members were elected or re-elected to the Board of Directors for a three-year term, expiring in 2023:
- Jillian Olsen (Cherry Ridge Consulting)
- David Redick (Steelhead, Inc.)
- Joe Bell (Aqua Filter Fresh, Inc.)
- Kari Mondt (Allied Purchasing Company)
- Greg Nemec (Premium Waters, Inc.)
Other IBWA members who currently serve on the Board of Directors:
- Shayron Barnes-Selby (Primo Water North America)
- Philippe Caradec (Danone Waters of America)
- Doug Hidding (Blackhawk Molding)
- Dan Kelly (Polymer Solutions International, Inc.)
- Lynn Wachtmann (Maumee Valley Bottlers, Inc.)
- Bill Young (Absopure Water Company, Inc.)
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.