After 24 years as executive director of the Water Quality Association, Peter Censky has announced that he will be retiring early next year.
are disappointed Pete is retiring, we are deeply grateful for his remarkable
accomplishments,” WQA president Denise Urbans says. “Pete brought the
association and our industry to a new level of credibility, influence and
strength. We all wish him the best in his retirement.”
the board said his retirement will likely take place in the first months of
2012, as a transition to a new executive director is made.
been my privilege to work with so many successful, ethical business leaders
over the years,” Censky says. “WQA members are committed to professionalism and
top quality, and that has been what has most impressed me while serving the
hired to run WQA in July 1987. Board members credit him with programs and
leadership that have helped give consumers confidence in water treatment
products. The Gold Seal program and laboratory expanded significantly during
Censky’s tenure. Government affairs also became a major focus, including
successful efforts against harmful regulations and legislation, particularly in
where WQA involvement helped bring about balanced approaches to salinity and
other issues. In the early 1990s, WQA created one of the first association Web
sites to go online, and it currently is being upgraded to better serve
in the association has grown under Censky’s management. WQA Aquatech USA
has succeeded every year in attracting exhibitors and visitors, and the trade
show constantly is retooled to meet changing demands. WQA also has successfully
grown its international program.
recently, with good will built up in state and federal government, Censky has
been at the forefront of the “final barrier” initiative, a proposed restructuring
of home water delivery that has the potential to transform the industry.
is a not-for-profit association that provides public information about water
treatment issues and also trains and certifies professionals to better serve
consumers. WQA has more than 2,500 members internationally.