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Jim Mock, EcoLab, joins National Swimming Pool Foundation Board of Directors

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, January 20, 2014 — The Board of Directors for non-profit  National Swimming Pool Foundation® elected one new Board member, Mr. Jim Mock, effective November 1, 2013. The Board and CEO Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D. welcomed Mr. Jim Mock, who joins a Board that governs the Foundation’s activities as they continue to further the organization’s mission — to encourage healthier living by increasing aquatic activity through education and research.

Jim Mock is Director of Ecolab’s Aqua Balance Program. He has worked for Ecolab, based in Plymouth, Minnesota, for 39 years, starting as a territory manager in the institutional division and then through career advances, to his current position. Jim has worked with commercial swimming pools and spas for over 21 years and created and developed Ecolab’s Remote Monitoring Center for commercial pools. He is currently involved in the Standards Committee with NSF and is a Certified NSPF® Instructor. Mr. Mock has three registered patents for systems involved in the dispensing of chemical into commercial bodies of water.  He brings unique and practical knowledge focused on hospitality pools, spas and efficient management technology.

“We are pleased to have Jim join us. He brings real world experience to our leadership team,” said Mr. D. Scot Hunsaker, Hunsaker Group, President of the Board. Dr. Lachocki added, “We have a long-standing relationship with Jim and EcoLab. The future continues to get brighter with strong, strategic leaders guiding our way.”


More About NSPF®

Everything we do, we believe helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, and keeping them open.  We do this by offering products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed.  Our products are designed to deliver excellence in education and cutting-edge research. We just happen to sell books, training programs, online courses, and organize conferences. Over $ 4 million in grants funded by NSPF since 2003 have impacted policies and practices around the world; and we attract hundreds of professionals from around the globe to the World Aquatic Health Conference each year to learn of the latest advances.  In 2012, we launched Step Into Swim Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create 1 million more swimmers.   To find ways to work together, go to


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