You could say Nick Neuman was born to be an aquatics industry leader. After all, his birth in 1983 was the same year his father Charles “Chuck” Neuman co-founded Water Technology with Richard Whiteaker.
As a child, traveling with his father to various aquatic projects
was the norm, Nick says. He counts that experience as an
asset now that he is a professional in the industry.
Today, at age 28, he serves as one of the principals of the
company, under the umbrella of the Neuman Group. His
day-to-day responsibilities involve project management, working
directly with clients. All told, he is poised to help lead the
organization into the next generation.
“My focus at WTI is the development of commercial and
international entertainment venues,” Neuman says. These
include several Great Wolf Resort waterpark projects; Aquatica,
SeaWorld's waterpark in Orlando, Fla.; and Cariba Creek, the
waterpark at Alton Towers, in the U.K.
Neuman holds a degree in construction engineering from the
University of Wisconsin-Stout, in Menomonie, Wis. He officially
became part of WTI in 2007, joining his brothers in what's become
the family business. Aaron Neuman is in design and Peter Neuman is
Water Technology operates with a familial, team approach where
every opinion is valued, Nick Neuman says, and that’s
something he would like to see continue in the future.
“Understanding the level of dedication among the entire team,
it is extremely motivating,” he adds.
Innovation is another company strength Neuman hopes to carry into
“WTI was one of the first companies in the industry to
recognize and apply regenerative media filtration in waterparks, as
well as using ultraviolet light as ... supplemental
disinfection,” Neuman says. “WTI was also one of the
first to recognize the connection and relationship between indoor
waterpark water quality and indoor waterpark air quality. Our team
has gone to great lengths to design, develop and implement systems
to balance and manage this relationship. …”
Whatever the next industry challenge may be, Neuman stands ready to
face it. His can-do work ethic and inquisitive nature promise to be
an asset to the WTI family for decades to come.