Business Briefs: Late September 2015

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A Zodiac token distributed as part of the company's Pay-It-Forward campaign.A Zodiac token distributed as part of the company's Pay-It-Forward campaign.

Zodiac Pays it Forward with Unique Company Event

Zodiac Pool Systems had a busy summer. Not only was it peak pool season, but staff at Zodiac headquarters got in the philanthropic spirit with its first-ever "Pay-It-Forward" campaign and its annual Red Cross Blood Drive.

Spearheaded by the company’s volunteer Providing Alternative Tomorrows with Hope program, the “Pay-it-Forward” initiative is the company’s first ongoing campaign to promote acts of kindness within both the company and the community. In early August, Zodiac employees were encouraged to perform a good deed for a fellow employee, then use a customized Zodiac token to encourage that colleague to “pay-it-forward” to another staff member. On August 17, the campaign extended nto the local community.
“Our team aims to do all we can to encourage selfless acts of kindness among our employees both internally and in the community,” says Jill Rooks, director of information technologies and customer operations and head of the P.A.T.H. program at Zodiac.
On August 6, Zodiac also hosted an employee Red Cross Blood Drive. Zodiac has collected a total of 178 pints of blood for the American Red Cross in past blood drives; this year marks the seventh time Zodiac sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive.
“The American Red Cross plays a critical role in our nation’s health care system,” says Bruce Brooks, CEO of Zodiac Global Pool Care. “Our team is grateful for the opportunity to support the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the United States, helping others in times of emergency and disasters.”

Anthony KatyAnthony & Sylvan Pools Expands in Texas

Anthony & Sylvan Pools has expanded yet again with a new sales office in Katy, Texas. The new location marks the sixth Texas branch of the Pennsylvania-based company.
The new 1,500-square-foot sales center, located at 24515 Katy Freeway #200, will employ six people: four design consultants, a project manager and a sales administrator.
“Opening our first location in Houston, Texas, more than 40 years ago was one of our most exciting endeavors. We’ve created a strong customer base down here and we’re looking forward to serving more of the state,” says Robert Van Horn, general manager of Anthony & Sylvan Pools in Texas. “Long ago we affirmed a commitment to the state and with this new location, we’re continuing to build on that promise. We’re excited to meet the residents of the greater Katy area and help them create the backyard of their dreams.”

Nancy LesniewskiPool Retailers Cooperative Adds Director of Business Development

The PRC, a cooperative for independent pool and spa retailers, is excited to welcome Nancy Lesniewski to the company as the new Director of Business Development.

Lesniewski comes to PRC with an extensive background in the pool industry in both Canada and the United States; her career actually began in her family's pool business in Belleville, Ontario. Since moving to Pennsylvania she covered the Mid-Atlantic states as an outside sales rep for both Great Lakes BioChemical and Sta-Rite Industries. In 2001, she joined the United Aqua Group (Aquatech) as its Director of Membership Development.

Lesniewski's new responsibilities will include driving PRC’s member recruitment strategies, developing vendor relationships and growing the PRC brand.

Huff Bb SeptGAME Hires New VP of Sales

GAME is excited to announce Scott Huff has joined the company as vice president of sales.

Huff has worked in sales and sales leadership roles across all classes of trade in consumer products with positions at Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Armored AutoGroup and California Scents. He has an engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Emory University.

SeaKlear Hires New Marketing CoordinatorJung

SeaKlear is pleased to announce it has hired Grace Jung to the position of marketing coordinator for SeaKlear. Jung is responsible for managing the SeaKlear promotional calendar, creating marketing collateral and supporting the sales team in promotions and trade shows. She previously worked as a marketing coordinator for global marketing at L’Oreal and has a degree in business administration from Michael J. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. Jung can be reached at [email protected] or at (425) 974-1914.






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