During the month of February the IPPCA (International Professional Pond Companies Association) added 3 industry professionals to its esteemed Board of Advisors panel. Rick Bartel, Andy Schoenberger, and Randy Stewart have all agreed to provide guidance to the IPPCA with their vast industry experience and knowledge.
Rick Bartel has been a successful pond contractor, has written the popular *The R.I.S.E. Method* book on water feature installations, and travels the world as instructor for the Savio Water Feature Institute.
Andy Schoenberger has over 15 years experience in pond installation. Andy is currently with Franklin Electric and runs their Outdoor Living Product and Marketing Group. He has written articles for numerous industry publications.
Randy Stewart has been with Unit Liner of OKC for over 16 years and is currently the E-Commerce Marketing Manager and Product Manager for their Water Garden Division, Pondliner.com Wholesale.
According to IPPCA president John Olson “Each of these new board of advisor members brings a unique perspective to the IPPCA and we will be a better organization with their participation.”
The IPPCA continues to expand both its membership as well as its participation in national industry events. Recent activities include a San Diego charity pond build, the annual Infotanza educational seminar event held in conjunction with the Irrigation Association national trade show, and participation in the 2012 Water Garden Expo in Shawnee OK.
To learn more about the IPPCA and its goal of promoting continued growth in the Pond Industry please call 770-592-9790 or visit www.ippca.com