Stewart E. Allen Inducted Into the Beverage World Bottled Water Hall of Fame
November 15, 2012
New Orleans, LA – Today Beverage World magazine and the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) inducted Stewart E. Allen into the Beverage World Bottled Water Hall of Fame during the 2012 IBWA Annual Business Conference in New Orleans, LA, held November 12-16.
Mr. Allen, special advisor to the DS Waters Board of Directors, has been a forceful and eloquent supporter of the bottled water industry for many years. At 17, Mr. Allen was a helper on a beverage delivery truck; by 28, he was the vice president of sales and marketing at MBL Beverages, an Eastern Canadian Pepsi bottler.
He has served the bottled water industry in various volunteer roles—treasurer of the Canadian Bottled Water Association, IBWA committee chairmanships, IBWA director, IBWA chairman, International Council of Bottled Water Associations (ICBWA) delegate, ICBWA chairman (twice), and the Drinking Water Research Foundation’s vice chairman of the board of trustees.
“In all his industry roles, Stew has helped to guide the bottled water industry through several challenging issues and trends. But he is not one to draw attention to his achievements—nor does he boast of his many charitable activities,” said IBWA President Joseph Doss.
IBWA and Beverage World magazine have inducted 36 bottled water executives into the Bottled Water Hall of Fame. They are an exclusive group. These individuals have shown devotion, creativity, and love for the bottled water industry above and beyond the call of duty. In addition, their association with the industry, and civic and charitable activities exceed those of the average business person. In short, Hall of Fame inductees are those who have earned the respect and admiration of their peers for their extraordinary service to the bottled water industry.
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The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the authoritative source of information about all types of bottled waters. 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, and state governments to set stringent standards for safe, high quality bottled water products.
In addition to FDA and state regulations, the Association requires member bottlers to 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 an annual plant inspection by an independent, third party organization. Consumers can contact IBWA at 1-800-WATER-11 or log onto IBWA's web site (www.bottledwater.org) for more information about bottled water and a list of members' brands. Media inquiries can be directed to IBWA Vice President of Communications Chris Hogan at 703-647-4609 or [email protected].