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I am a graduate of
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Degree in Chemistry. My experience in the
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forty years. During this period, I have helped
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pool and spa water chemistry and water quality
I have worked as a Research Chemist in Quality
Control and Product Development, for two of the
leading companies, in the Cosmetic and
Proprietary Drug Industries. Accomplishments
include a U.S. Patent for a Hair Coloring
Composition, presentation of an original
chemical research paper at a national scientific
meeting and the authoring of an article based on
that work: later published in a leading trade
In 1973, I co-founded Hydrology Laboratories,
which became one of the leading and most
respected manufacturers of Specialty Chemicals
for Pools and Spas. In 1974, I was instrumental
in the development of this industry's first use
of Computerized Water Analysis,
by swimming pool dealers as a successful,
in-store problem-solving tool. Dealers continued
to use this system well into the 2000's. It was
considered the industry benchmark, right from
the start and evolved over the years. Product development work led to the
introduction and marketing of many new and
innovative pool and spa specialty chemical
products. I have appeared as a speaker at
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responsibilities, in 1991, I founded Aqualab
Systems, a manufacturer of professional
water analysis materials, for use with the
Aquascan and Aqualab Water Analyzers. In 2010,
my formulation work, on a swimming pool
specialty product, resulted in the awarding of
another U.S. Patent.
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