FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELEVEN NEWEST FELLOWS HONORED BY APSP IN LAS VEGAS
(LAS VEGAS, NV) – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) welcomed its fourth cadre to its Fellows Program during a reception November 9 at the 2015 Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Las Vegas.
The newest Fellows include:
- Lew Akins, CBP, Ocean Quest Pools by Lew Akins;
- Kyle Chaikin, CBP, CSP, Ultimate Pool Care/Chaikin Ultimate Pools;
- Frank H. Goldstein, CBP, CSP, Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants;
- Steven Gorlin, CBP, CSP, Gorlin Pools and Spas;
- John Lochren, Solar Pool Enclosures of New York;
- Jack Manilla, CBP, CSP, Portofino Pools;
- John Migliaccio, CBP, The Pool & Spa Place;
- Michael Miller, CSP, Miller Pools;
- Jeff Mitchell, CBP, Dynasty Pools;
- Jerry Pasley, Bullfrog International;
- John Romano, CBP, CSP, All American Custom Pools & Spas.
“Our industry is happy to recognize the newest Fellows for their selfless contributions to the pool, spa and hot tub industry. Our Fellows represent a commitment to excellence and success in the industry. Their contributions are immeasurable,” APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald said.
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.
Each year, APSP honors individuals as Fellows. These individuals may be nominated from any segment of the industry and may be honored posthumously. For more information about the program, visit APSP.org/Fellows or contact Director, Standard Promotion and Adoption Susan Hilaski by email or phone at 703-838-0083, Ext. 150.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.
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About Kyle Chaikin
An award winning pool professional, Chaikin has over 30 years’ experience in the pool industry with an emphasis on pool construction and management. Chaikin has been an active member of industry’s local, regional and national associations, including the National Plaster’s Council (NPC), the Long Island Pool & Spa Association (LIPSA), Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) and the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), ensuring he and his team are up-to-date with relevant swimming pool and spa codes and legislation, safety standards, industry ideology, products and training.
Chaikin holds the highest credentials available to industry professionals: the APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) and Certified Service Professional (CSP) designations, as well as the Certified Pool Operators (CPO) certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).
He is the Past-Chair of the APSP Builders Council, Past-President Board of Directors NESPA, Past-President and Current Director of LIPSA and served on the APSP International Code Council (ICC). He currently serves on the APSP Builders Education Committee (BEC).
Chaikin is a subject matter expert and educator for the APSP University, instructing pool professionals from across the globe on proper pool building, service and maintenance techniques. He is the only Certified Pool and Spa Construction trainer on Long Island and one of few in the country.
Chaikin’s community activism includes the promotion of water safety through his participation as Chairman of Kidswim Long Island and as a Board member of The Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force.
About the Ultimate in Pool Care/Chaikin Ultimate Pools
Ultimate in Pool Care, Inc. is a multi-faceted pool construction, service and management company located in Long Island, New York. Our award-winning pool company provides a full range of professional offerings for residential and commercial applications: from design and construction, to renovations and a comprehensive menu of maintenance and management services. Ultimate in Pool Care is fully licensed (pool service, pool maintenance and pool construction) as required by the counties of Nassau and Suffolk in the state of New York.
Serving the tristate area for over 35 years, Ultimate in Pool Care, Inc. is comprised of three distinct units: Ultimate in Pool Care, Chaikin Ultimate Pools, and Chaikin Ultimate Management, delivering commercial and residential pool owners the ideal, stress-free experience. Ultimate in Pool Care oversees the maintenance, and service aspects of the company. Chaikin Ultimate Pools directs the construction and renovation aspects of the company, and Chaikin Ultimate Management operates the pool management unit. Visit our About Us pages to learn more about the company.
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