Business Briefs: Late July 2013

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Anita Sayed, chairman, Step Into Swim Committee, National Swimming Pool Foundation

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Randy Roseth, president of King Technology

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Director of Sales Andy Johnson
Step Into Swim Campaign Donations Make Big Splash for New York State Kids
Thanks in part to donations from Step into Swim and the National Swimming Pool Foundation, New York State kicked off its swim season July 9 with a free learn-to-swim program.
A collaboration between New York State Parks, American Red Cross, the New York State Department of Health, and NSPF, the pilot program at Roberto Clemente State Park is expected to teach 500 more children to swim this summer. The opening day saw 30 kids enjoy their first swim lessons.
“Learning to swim is an important part of water safety,” says Anita Sayed, chairman of the Step Into Swim Committee. “It’s a skill that gets passed to future generations protecting these kids’ grandkids, and is the best exercise you can have.” 
“Investing in programs like this where children don’t have an opportunity to learn the lifelong skill of swimming makes us proud and thankful for all who gave to the Step Into Swim campaign to create a million more swimmers,” Sayed adds. 

You can see a video of the event here

King Technology Selects New Leadership for Sales, President RoleKing Technology, a leading manufacturer of mineral water treatment technology for the pool and spa industry, is pleased to announce Randy Roseth has been promoted to President. Randy has been with King Technology since 2008 as Chief Operating Officer.  

Randy’s initial focus at KTI was on the sales side of the business where he gained a multidimensional understanding of the recreational water industry.  He quickly realized the opportunity to strengthen the value of King Technology’s FROG brand and business model by spearheading the development, implementation and enforcement of KTI’s minimum advertised price (MAP) policy, which has become the industry standard and has led the development of several new product and channel initiatives.  

In addition to promoting Roseth, King Technology has hired Andy Johnson has joined the company as Director of Sales. 

Johnson comes to King Technology with more than 15 years of experience leading regional and national selling teams for Fortune 500 companies including Black & Decker, Novartis and most recently Bausch & Lomb. Johnson will oversee all sales activities for King Technology’s growing portfolio of products and brands available both domestically and internationally.

FSPA Grows TeamThe Florida Swimming Pool Association announces the addition of two new staff members, Member Program Specialist Timothy Meadows and P.R. and Marketing Specialist Steve Specht. 

“We are very pleased to have Tim and Steve join the FSPA team because both bring a wealth of professional experience in their respective fields,” says Executive Director Wendy Parker Barsell. “Tim is working to improve membership programs and benefits, and Steve is building greater awareness of FSPA among consumers and the industry through publicity, events and marketing.”

Meadows comes to FSPA after working for SmithBucklin, an association management firm in Chicago where he provided member support and administration for three associations. Specht’s background includes P.R. and marketing for the Appleton Museum and Silver Springs/Wild Waters attractions in Ocala. 

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