030: The One with the 2018 AWT President

The One with the 2018 Association of Water Technologies President, Marc Vermeulen

Episode 30: Show Notes.

 On today’s show we talk to the 2018 president of the Association of Water Technologies, Marc Vermeulen.  Marc tells us about his life from becoming a water treater to becoming the AWT president.  We will also learn about specific items that you can take advantage of that the AWT is offering this year. Continue Reading

029 The One with the Submarine Captain

Turning Followers Into Leaders Through The Power Of Intent With David Marquet.

Episode 29: Show Notes.

Our guest today is Cpt. David Marquet of The United States Navy. David (now retired), was the Commander of the nuclear submarine Santa Fe – probably the most amazing job in the world! (in my opinion)  In addition to commanding nuclear powered submarines, David is also the author of Turn The Ship Around, which was written in 2013 and tells the remarkable true story of how David was able to turn the lowest performing submarine into the highest performing evaluation in the history of The Navy. David was able to do this by transforming his team with what he calls a “leader-leader” mentality, rather than the pervasive “leader-follower” mentality, which is typically how The Navy had always gotten things done! Continue Reading

027 The Other One That’s All About the CWT

What To Expect From Your CWT Designation and Why You Should Get It With Andy Morcomb and Andy Williams.

Episode 27: Show Notes.

 Today on the show, we welcome recently Certified Water Technologists, Andy Morcomb of Jaytech and Andy Williams of South Eastern Laboratories. We are continuing our series on how to become a Certified Water Technologist (CWT.)  We invited the Andys on the show to hear about their experience with the CWT process, from start to finish. As you know from our previous episode (Episode 26) there are two different ways to take your CWT examination – digitally or on good old-fashioned paper. Continue Reading

026 The One That’s All About the CWT

The One That’s All About the CWT and Why There’s No Reason Not To Become A Certified Water Technologist (CWT) With Angela Pike.

Episode 26: Show Notes.

Currently on the show we are doing a multi-episode series on getting your Certified Water Technologist (CWT) designation. The CWT is the highest professional designation in the water treatment industry and is administered by the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). A CWT exam is a rigorous, 200-question, four-hour exam that water technologists can take after five years of experience in the industry. It may sound daunting, but having a CWT is a sure way to bump up your career and demonstrate your knowledge, ethics and commitment to the industry. Continue Reading

025 The One On Insurance

The One On Insurance and Liability in the Water Treatment Industry and Why We Need It, with Mike Highum.

Episode 25: Show Notes.

Our guest today is Mike Highum, Vice President of McGowan Insurance Group. McGowan is a trusted provider of insurance and risk management products and services across the United States. McGowan Insurance Group just received the AWT Supplier of the Year for 2016.  Specialty protection includes Primary and Excess Liability, Pollution Liability, Professional/E&O, Executive Liability, Workers Compensation, Property and Fleet coverages. Complete risk analysis, loss prevention and claims management, as well as consulting services, are also provided. McGowan incorporates a collaborative approach that emphasizes client educational, along with delivering meaningful resources to equip clients with the necessary tools to manage risk. Continue Reading

024 The One With All the Questions

It’s been a while since it was just the two of us on an episode.   To fix that, I am only answering questions from the Scaling UP! Nation, for the whole episode.  No guest, no rant from the host, just your questions.  Truly, the show for you, by you.


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Ep 21: The One with James McDonald

Connecting Water Treaters Around The Globe and Why The Water Treatment Industry Should Continue To Learn, Share And Laugh With James McDonald.

Episode 21: Show Notes.

 Our guest today is James McDonald. James has been in the water treatment industry since 1997 and is a Chemical Engineer by degree with a Master’s from the University of Louisville. After college, James worked for an environmental compliance company, doing environmental assessments for the likes of the FAA and various army bases. Later James went on to work for Crown Solutions and today is also a much loved committee chair at the Association of Water Technologies (AWT). Interestingly, after many years at Crown Solutions, his next job at Chem Aqua, was discovered via a LinkedIn advertisement pop-up seeking a Corporate Engineer. Continue Reading