Michael Lowry is currently responsible for marketing and sales at Lowry & Associates, master distributor for Taylor Technologies, Inc. and Jack’s Magic Products in Canada.
Michael’s 10 years of experience ranges from servicing pools during University, while studying Chemistry and Business, to a career selling both commercial and industrial chemicals and then later residential pools. All this prepared him for building lasting relationships with Commercial pool operators and helping them to find solutions to their water chemistry issues and testing problems.
Michael’s hands-on experience in the industry allows him to portray information in a practical light for his audience.
Dr. Roy Vore
Dr. Roy Vore is an aquatics consultant specializing in public health, recreational water illness management, water chemistry, and regulatory issues.
Since 1991 he has concentrated most of his work on the microbiology of swimming pools and spas.
Roy received his Ph.D. in bacterial physiology from the University of Arkansas and his masters and bachelors in microbiology from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg Kansas.
Roy is an active contributor to training and standards development for the recreational water industry. He was a key author in developing the RWI portion of the current National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) "Pool & Spa Operator Handbook" and the RWI training module for the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). He is currently serving on the Water Quality Technical Committee of the CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code task force.
He is a frequent invited speaker at NSPF's World Aquatic Health Conference, the Canadian Pool & Spa Conference, as well as for the APSP, the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA), and the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA).
Roy has over 60 scholarly papers and presentations on the microbiological of swimming pools and spas, the selection and use of industrial biocides, biocide testing methodology, and the governmental regulation of biocides. He is a certified aquatic facility management instructor (NSPF®I) as well as a certified pool operator (CPO®).
Frank Goldstein, president of Chesapeake Aquatic Consultants is a well sought after speaker and instructor for the pool and spa industry and has been an expert witness in numerous legal cases. He was the Head Instructor Trainer for the Professional Pool & Spa Operators courses from the National Pool and Spa Institute and currently moderates at the annual international Expo for the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. Mr. Goldstein has committed himself to teaching fellow pool and spa professionals.
With over thirty-five years in the industry, Mr. Goldstein has published numerous works including the Professional Pool & Spa Operator manual, 1st and 2nd editions and the Basic Pool & Spa Operations, West Virginia and Maryland editions. He was the executive editor for the Basic Pool & Spa Technology, 3rd edition and has aided in editing several industry textbooks and support material.
Mr. Goldstein is a member of several industry organizations such as the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (formerly NSPI), the National Parks and Recreation Associations, Professional Pool Operators of America and is dedicated to the Maryland Association for Adult, Community, Continuing Education.