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APSP Adds 12 Fellows

The APSP, a national organization that represents pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, has announced the addition of 12 fellows.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has announced the addition of 12 fellows, which were honored during the Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Orlando, Fla., held last month.

The newest Fellows include: Larry Biscornet CBP, CSP, LBI Pools & Spas; Robert Blanda, CBP, CSP, Mill Bergen Pool Center; Thom Blumenkamp, CBP, Texas Pools; Connie Sue Centrella, Horner Xpress; Bernice Crenshaw; Randy Dukes, Speck Pumps-Pool Products, Inc.; Vance Gillette, Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.; Dave Knoop (Posthumous); Chris Marcano, Natural Chemistry Inc.; Ed Penfield, CSP, Aqua Island Technologies, Inc.; Joseph Vassallo, CBP, Paragon Pools; Paul Wahler, CSP; and Doug Winkler, Winkler Pool Management.

"Our industry is happy to recognize the newest Fellows for their selfless contributions to the pool, spa and hot tub industry," APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald said. "Our Fellows represent a commitment to excellence and success in the industry. Their contributions are immeasurable."

APSP established the Fellows program in November 2012, the peer-nominated honor was developed by the APSP Board of Directors to recognize leaders whose contributions have enhanced the professionalism of the pool, spa and hot tub industry through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others.

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