EP11: The One with Mike Iverson


Our guest today is Michael Iverson, part-time CFO for Blackmore Enterprise. Michael is an experienced financial executive with over 25 years of financial accounting and management experience at both privately held and publicly traded companies. He has an understanding of all things financial and the cool thing about Mike is he is able to put things in a way that you can understand it and from that, to make informed decisions based on that information. On today’s episode we’re talking a little bit about finance and how we manage things that go along with that.

We also talk about the differences between D.A. and Feedwater tanks, corrosion coupons and a few more things…

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EP9: The L Word


Today’s show is something that most of us misunderstand, we don’t know how to talk to our customers about it, and we simply do not know what the right information is and where to go find it. We are talking about the L word today; Legionella. We are going to get to the bottom of what Legionella is, what we need to know about it, how we explain it to our customers, and how we get everybody working together towards a common goal.

Episode 9: Show Notes

We welcome Dr. Janet E. Stout, she is the president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, and research associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Continue Reading

EP7: Uncle John Stops By


On episode 7, I introduce a new segment called “The Boiling Point.”  This new section is therapy for me and hopefully a learning opportunity for you.  Frankly, The Boiler Point is for things I see some water treaters do that water treaters shouldn’t do.  SO STOP!

After my rant, John Zibrita of Zibex stops by to talk about his time in the water treatment industry and his involvement with AWT.

We then answer a few of your questions in “Pinks and Blues.” Continue Reading

EP6: Service Reports


We take a closer look at service reports.

The service report is a legal document AND it is a direct link to everything you did or didn’t do on-site.  Many of us do not give the service report the respect it deserves.  Far too often when I consult with other water treatment companies, I see lacking service reports.   Use the service report to enhance the value you give to that account.

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EP4: It’s Not Easy Being Green!


Water treaters need to realize that everything we do is “green.”  Our entire reason for being is to make the systems we treat more efficient.  If we do our jobs properly, we save the customer water and energy which in turn saves the customer money.  That’s Being Green!  Water Treatment is the original “Green” industry.

Episode 4: Show Notes

I interview Charlie Cichetti of Green Building Education Services, GBES and Sustainable Investment Group, SIG.  Charlie sheds light on what we need to be aware of when it comes to USGBC, LEED and working with customers in the know about being green. Continue Reading

EP2: Meet the Host


Episode 2: We introduce the show format:
Scaling UP! The podcast for water treaters by water treaters.
• Introduction and Welcome
• Announcements/ Updates in the industry
• Catalyst
• Interview/Presentation
• Pinks and Blues
• Wrap up

Episode 2: Show Notes

This was really the first episode of Scaling UP!  Even though it is Episode #2.  The first episode was simply a placeholder to allow me to get the Podcast registered on ITunes and Sticher and also get the website up and running.  It was for this “real” episode that I purchased items to actually have a sound studio to record in.  Many of you wrote in to tell me how much better I sounded on episode 2 than episode 1.  This is for a few reasons: Continue Reading