Olson Named AWT President

Scott W. Olson, president of Lakeland Chemical Specialties, Inc., in Menomonee Falls, Wis., began his term as president of the Association of Water Technologies (AWT) in November.

Olson has risen up the ranks of AWT, serving in leadership roles such as secretary and as the president-elect. He has spent over 34 years in the water treatment industry.

President of his company since it began in 1991, Olson is a Certified Water Technologist and his specific areas of expertise include cooling, product selection/design, boiler, and wastewater.

"It is a great honor for me to serve as president of AWT," Olson said. "I'm confident that we can continue to grow as an organization through training, certification, regulatory, and public awareness programs—all to advance the highest in professional standards, preserve natural resources, and promote the growth and development of the association's member firms."

The other members of the 2009 Board of Directors are Robert D. Lee, CWT, president-elect, R2J Chemical Services, Inc.; Jack R. Walker, CWT, secretary, Water Tech Specialties, Inc.; Mark Juhl, treasurer, Jaytech, Inc.; Matt Copthorne, CWT, immediate past president, Chemtech, Inc.; R. Trace Blackmore, CWT, Blackmore Enterprises, Inc.; Eric Fraser, CWT, Kansas Water Technologies; Mark Lewis, CWT, Southeastern Laboratories, Inc.; Marty Stephens, CWT, Chem Technologies of MS; and Michael Standish, supplier representative, ALCO Chemical.

AWT is an international trade association representing over 500 companies that specialize in industrial and commercial water treatment for heating and cooling systems. These companies may also specialize in wastewater treatment, potable water treatment, and other industry segments.