Savio Engineering President Named Treasurer of IPPCA

Published on April 29, 2013

Valerie Steele, President and CEO of Albuquerque-based Savio Engineering, has been named to the board of directors of the International Professional Pond Companies Association (IPPCA). She will serve as treasurer of the organization. The IPPCA is a non-profit organization and serves as the pond and waterscape industry’s official trade association. The IPPCA’s goal is to ensure that high-level, quality standards are met within the waterscape industry. They offer contractor certification to professional members and their mission is to promote, protect and advance the pond and waterscape industry.

“As a leading manufacturer of pond and waterscape components, it’s in our best interest to serve our colleagues and do our part to maintain the high-quality standards set by IPPCA,” said Steele. The board is comprised of 15 members and maintains over 50 corporate members.

In addition to Savio Engineering, Ms. Steele founded and oversees the Savio Water Feature Institute. The goal of the institute is similar to that of IPPCA in that the intended goals are to improve and maintain a high level of quality water feature distributors and contractors. The institute offers water industry professionals the most innovative and beneficial educational programs available. This includes programs and curriculum inclusive of design concepts, installation techniques and technological advances. “We believe the key to success in our industry, and in any industry, is education,” said Steele. “We want what we’re doing at the local level to mirror the best practices and high-quality expectations that are set at the national and international level by organizations like IPPCA.”

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

More Articles

Introducing Atlantic’s Newly Redesigned Pump Vaults

Atlantic Water Gardens is proud to introduce two totally redesigned pump vaults and ...

Koi Market Aquatic Gardens Moving to a New Location

Koi Market Aquatic Gardens plunged into the world of koi and ponds nearly ...

Protect Yourself from Cyanobacteria

The water beneath this surface bloom looks clear. The situation is not toxic ...

July / August 2022 Issue

Lora Lee Gelles and grandson Miles Edward Gelles Family with a capital F! ...

Contractor's Corner

Sponsored by Pondliner

Scroll to Top