The National Swimming Pool Foundation, which recently merged with the education and design organization Genesis, has announced new appointees for its operation as it makes bigger inroads into the residential pool industry.
Bruce Dunn now holds the office of president of the board. He succeeds Scot Hunsaker of Counsilman-Hunsaker. Dunn, a 40-year pool-industry veteran, not only is the current president of Mission Pools in Escondido, Calif., which has won the International Master Pools Guild’s Grand International Award, but also has served two terms as chairman of the Guild and 10 years as chairman of California’s Swimming Pool Educational Council (aka SPEC), predecessor to the California Pool & Spa Association.
Rob Butcher, current executive director of U.S. Masters Swimming, now is board treasurer. Under his leadership USMS experienced substantial membership growth, and in early 2016 Butcher will become the CEO of Swim Across America, an organization that uses swimming-related events as a vehicle to raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.
The new board secretary is Jim Mock, who has spent over 40 years at Ecolab. He has risen through the ranks of the corporation and now serves as director of the company’s Aqua Balance program. He has worked in the area of commercial pools and spas for more than 20 years, and developed Ecolab’s Remote Monitoring Center for commercial pools.
In November, NSPF merged with Genesis, saying it expects the move to carry it further into the residential side of the pool industry, and to bring Genesis courses online, among other changes.