Ontario, Calif. — The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Thomas Palkon as senior vice president of Water Systems.
Palkon brings to IAPMO 18 years of hands-on experience — all with the Lisle, Ill.,-based Water Quality Association (WQA) — in strategic development and implementation, program/process design and development, and business operations within the water treatment industry. As vice president and chief operations officer of WQA since 2012, Palkon provided oversight and direction to all phases of the association’s operations, including sales/marketing, product certification, laboratory testing, facility inspections, and professional certification.
He spent the previous 10 years as WQA’s director of Product Certification, overseeing service to more than 400 companies and thousands of certified products. He began his work at WQA as a laboratory chemist before promotions to laboratory supervisor and ultimately director.
“I’m very excited to begin this new role for The IAPMO Group and to continue working with the water industry;
the industry I’ve gotten to know so well the past 18 years,” Palkon said.