Culligan Honors Dealers Nationwide with 2012 Service Awards

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Seven Individuals Celebrate 50-Plus Years in the Culligan Dealer Network

Culligan International, the leader in water treatment systems and solutions, today announced its 2012 Dealer Service Awards. The company’s tradition is to recognize Culligan dealers and general managers who have reached five-year milestones in their lengths of service.

Close to 100 Culligan dealers and managers nationwide will receive awards. This year’s honorees include 39 individuals who have logged 25 years or more, six of whom are celebrating more than 50 years as Culligan dealers and leaders in their communities.

“At Culligan we take great pride in the water experts who make up our dealer network. Emmett Culligan began a dealer organization shortly after founding the company in 1936,” said Larry Holzman, Senior Vice President, Culligan North America. “Our dealers are respected local business people and serve as the professional, friendly face of Culligan for our customers. We are proud of their leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and unflagging dedication to the values on which Culligan was founded. They truly are the heart of this organization.”

A complete list of Culligan dealers and managers being honored is available on Culligan.com. Individuals below are being honored for 25 or more years of service:

25 YEARS    
J. Mitchell Wine, Marion, IN
Mark Stromswold, Appleton, MN
Lyle Stewart, Bradford, PA
Bill London, San Antonio, TX
Scott R. Chiples, LaCrosse, WI

30 YEARS
Steven Kodad, Chico, CA
John Tarvin, Bloomington, IL
Jerry W. Fischer, Tell City, IN
James Micielli, Romeo, MI
Charles Zinniel, Sleepy Eye, MN
Gordon Sanders, Cozad, NE
Sue Lewis, Lewisburg, PA
Thomas G. Drennen, Warren, PA
James R. Sanders, Lexington, SC
Robert McCollum, Blountville, TN & Easley, SC
Jack Deputy, Winchester, VA
John M. Maas, Watertown, WI
Grant Rice, Peoria, IL
Glen M. Craven, Red Wing, MN
P. “Gus” Davis, St. Peter, MN    
Kristine E. Davis, St. Peter, MN

35 YEARS
Tom Henry, Daytona Beach, FL
Randy McCoy, Jacksonville, FL
Drew McIlwraith, Americus, GA
David Grill, Sparks, NV
Roger B. Kasler, Athens, OH
Michael G. Macaulay, Temple, TX

40 YEARS
Chuck Hurst, Santa Maria, CA
Jerry McDermott, Ottawa, IL
Bruce G. Anderson, Wilmington, NC
Marjorie M. Wachtmann, Napoleon, OH

45 YEARS
Chris Ising, Livermore, CA

50 YEARS
John R. White, Warsaw, IN
H. Duane Siebken, Douglas, WY
Lee Ann Siebken, Douglas, WY
Jim DeLoach, Lamar, CO

55 YEARS
Dale L. Priddy, Elizabethtown, KY
Alvin D. Easton, Elizabeth City, Goldsboro & New Bern, NC
Elwin C. Easton, Orwell, OH

About Culligan International:
Founded in 1936 by Emmett Culligan, Culligan International is the world’s leader in delivering water solutions that will improve the lives of their customers. The company offers the most technologically advanced, state-of-the-art water filtration products, including water softeners, drinking water systems, whole-house systems and solutions for business. Culligan’s network of franchise dealers is the largest in the world, with over 800 dealers in 90 countries. Many Culligan dealers have valuable equity in their communities as multigenerational family owners of their franchises.

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