Business Briefs: April 2014

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Screen Shot 2014 04 07 At 11 33 52 AmCGT Pool Liner Design Wins Award

CGT is pleased to announce its Hudson Plaza design has won the 2013 Golden Cylinder award for “Technical Innovation” from the Gravure Association of America.

This award-winning design has also been well received by homeowners and pool builders, as Pool Market Director Dennis Chamberlain notes: “Our orders for this design continue to be phenomenal.”

For more information, and a look at the winning design go to

Screen Shot 2014 04 07 At 12 04 15 PmSeaKlear Taps Lacy for Sales

SeaKlear, manufacturer of a complete line of natural pool and hot tub water treatment products, is pleased to announce it has hired Chris Lacy as the company’s new territory sales manager for the Midwest region of the US. Lacy has more than 30 years of industry experience, most recently with Inter-Fab. Lacy is responsible for supporting dealer and distributors in the Midwestern region as well as assisting SeaKlear sales in Canada. 

Marquis Celebrates “Spirit of a Wish” Month

Portable spa manufacturer Marquis is celebrating its long-standing relationship with Make-A-Wish by making April “Spirit of a Wish” month at Marquis dealerships in the United States and Canada. The celebration will culminate with World Wish Day on April 29. 

“Make-A-Wish is a fantastic, caring organization with an impact on a global scale,” says Marquis President John Schrenk. “We feel honored to have been their hot tub partner for over 14 years now. It’s rewarding to see that our Marquis spas not only provide therapeutic benefits, but that they also create a wonderful retreat for these wish children and their families.”

During those 14 years, Marquis has helped grant more than 550 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. To help celebrate this relationship provide extra support to Make-A-Wish, Marquis is offering consumers a $500 discount on the Spirit and Wish hot tub models. All consumers have to do is go to, download a coupon and bring it in to their local participating Marquis retailer. For each coupon presented to Marquis during April, Marquis will donate $100 to Make-A-Wish. Screen Shot 2014 04 07 At 12 05 10 Pm  

Evosus Taps Gray as Support Specialist

Evosus Business Management Software, makers of an all-in-one software program designed specifically for the pool and spa industry, has hired Cerah Gray as a software support specialist. In her new position, Gray will help clients make strategic business decisions within the Evosus software and help troubleshoot customer questions. Having spent years working at a family-owned retail/service/construction business in Arizona, Gray has an insider's understanding of the needs of pool and spa professionals and is excited to help them grow their businesses.  

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Viking Spas

Viking Spas is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Gallagher to the newly created national sales manager position for domestic sales. Gallagher's goal is to continue to build upon the successes the company has enjoyed to date and apply his brand of fresh, energetic leadership to company operations.

King Technology Hires New Marketing Director

Jackie Rieck

King Technology, a manufacturer of mineral water treatment technology for the pool and spa industry, announced the hire of Jacquelyn Rieck as the company's director of marketing.

Rieck comes to King Technology with a track record of strategic brand management, spanning more than 10 years managing the branding for Cargill, Polaris Industries, Best Buy and Toro. In her new position, she will oversee all marketing activities for King Technology’s growing portfolio of products and brands available both domestically and internationally.

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