Tom Lachocki is CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and his B.S. from Lock Haven University. He has held positions in research and business development in recreational-water treatment, surfactants, lubricants, catalysts, and solvents prior to joining NSPF in 2003; he is an inventor on eight patents. He has held leadership positions in various trade association committees and Boards of Directors.
Thomas Lachocki was working a grueling landscape job to help pay for college when he learned a vital lesson: Life-changing encounters happen at unexpected times. See how a seeming heckler led to the path he actually sought — and eventually to his executive post with the aquatics foundation.