Vance Gillette appointed to Builders Council as only manufacturing representative

ZODIAC POOL SYSTEMS, INC. INCREASES ITS SUPPORT FOR ASSOCIATION OF POOL & SPA PROFESSIONALS VIA SPONSORSHIP AND COUNCIL PARTICIPATION
Vance Gillette appointed to Builders Council as only manufacturing representative

SAN DIEGO – Oct. 24, 2011 –Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. (Zodiac) will participate as a sponsor in the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) International Awards of Excellence (AOE) to be held this November. In addition, Zodiac’s Vice President of Business Development, Vance Gillette, has been appointed by the Association to its Builders Council. Gillette, an industry icon who has been in the pool industry for more than 40 years, is the only appointee from a pool products manufacturing company to sit on the Builders Council.

The APSP is an international trade organization focused on providing education and business success for its members. APSP will host its 41st annual award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in conjunction with the 2011 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo. This is the first time Zodiac will sponsor the APSP International Awards of Excellence, which honor outstanding work in the pool and spa industry. The award entries are evaluated by the association’s judging panel, which includes representatives from all segments in the pool and spa industry. Awards are given in various categories to recognize the world’s most beautiful and creative work in pool and spa installations.

"The International Awards of Excellence are a great opportunity for industry professionals to be acknowledged as leaders for their exceptional work and achievements,” says Gillette, a long-time APSP member. “They honor the innovative, creative and high quality efforts that are worthy of recognition. By distinguishing talented professionals we will continue to raise industry standards and to showcase the beautiful work that is done in this field."

APSP councils and committees represent each segment of the industry, including builders, manufacturers, retailers, service professionals and manufacturer agents. The Builders Council specifically consists of members from pool builder companies, with the exception of Vance Gillette. The members of this council are responsible for identifying and recommending programs, services and products appropriate for master builders. Gillette, with nearly 45 years of experience in the pool industry, has been an active advocate of the positive consumer experience at pools. He is a perfect fit for the Builders Council because he consistently promotes best practices, safety-first building standards and education.

About Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Zodiac Marine & Pool, S.A.S., is a global leader in swimming pool and spa products and services. The company’s comprehensive product lines are marketed under the leading brand names of Zodiac®, Polaris®, Jandy®, Baracuda®, Nature2®, and Cover-Pools®. Zodiac is the leading provider of premium, innovative pool and spa products and is committed to designing and producing the most energy efficient, earth-friendly pool products and systems available.

To learn more about Zodiac, visit www.zodiacpoolsystems.com or call 1 (800) 822-7933.

Contacts:
Beth Walsh
Clearpoint Agency for Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc.
760-230-2424
Beth@clearpointagency.com