Business Briefs: Late February 2014

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Evosus Pool Corp IntegrationEvosus Integrates with Pool Corp

Evosus, Inc., makers of Evosus Business Management Software, a fully integrated software program designed specifically for the pool and spa industry, has now fully integrated its software with the Pool Corp system, a move which will streamline interactions between pool retailers and their Pool Corp distributors. 

One of the most powerful aspects of the integration is the ability to mass import all new inventory items as well as mass update all costs on all existing inventory items for up-to-the-minute accuracy. The integration also allows users to electronically submit purchase orders from Evosus directly to Pool Corp and electronically review order line items, back orders and even review accounts payable line item receipts. 

"The Pool Corp’ integration allows retailers to leverage the Evosus platform while improving efficiency, quality control and effectiveness," says Christina Braks, VP of software product for Evosus.

Water Tech

Water Tech Corporation Taps Nagy for Promotion

Water Tech Corp, the manufacturer of the Pool Blaster line of battery powered pool cleaners, is pleased to announce that Tiffany Nagy has been promoted to customer care manager for the company. Ms. Nagy has been with the company for more than three years, starting out as a customer care agent, handling service repairs and customer support. Nagy can be reached at [email protected].

A New Sales Rep on the Horizon

Horizon Spa & Pool Parts, based in Tucson, Ariz., has hired Derek Alves as an outside sales representative for the Arizona replacement parts market. 

"Derek's considerable sales expertise will contribute significantly to Horizon's efforts to grow its parts sales in Arizona," says Raymond Thibault, director of business development. 

Alves most recently served as territory sales manager for Oreq Corporation, and has previously served as VP of sales, marketing and manufacturing at Waterco USA.

Seaklear Hire

HaloSource Hires New Human Resources Director

HaloSource, makers of the SeaKlear brand of water treatment products for the swimming pool and hot tub industry, announces the appointment of Jeanine Willis as the company’s new human resources director. Willis brings more than 20 years of HR leadership to the company with broad experience gained from her time in the biotechnology, healthcare and service industries.

Before joining HaloSource, Willis led the human resources team at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, where she partnered with colleagues across the organization to hire and develop outstanding researchers while building a culture of open collaboration. 

“Jeanine will be a key member of our leadership team, bringing a solid background of leadership experience in the HR arena as well as a great deal of related industry experience. This will help us enormously as we work together to continue to evolve and drive our global strategic plans,” says Martin Coles, CEO of HaloSource.

BhgBHG Sales Brings on New Sales Rep

Tim Caulo, prior owner of Spillway Spas, moves west and joins BHG Sales to handle Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Nevada.

Caulo started in the industry in 1988 and brings a great deal of experience to the BHG Sales team. Located in Albuquerque, N.M., he will handle pool dealers, spa dealers and builders for all of the company's lines. Caulo is still involved with Spillway Spas and he can be contacted at BHG Sales.  

NSPF Launches International Websites

To better serve pool and spa professionals around the globe, the National Swimming Pool Foundation has launched five new international websites in Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador and Panamá.

These websites will serve colleagues around the world with NSPF’s preeminent educational courses, materials and focus — to keep pools safer and more efficient around the world. When people visit the websites, they are greeted in their language and culture, and can purchase online courses with their currency. 

“Each site is designed to look like the country so that it speaks to the individual who is visiting,” explained Silvia Uribe, NSPF international business development manager. “While all of these countries are primarily Spanish speaking, they each have their own identity — each website makes those visitors feel at home.” 

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