In 1996, two entrepreneurs had a better idea. Amid growing awareness and concerns about the quality of drinking water in the workplace, our founders utilized cutting-edge technology to create a revolutionary water dispenser that purifies water at the point of use – on site in the office, warehouse or shop floor.
Since then, Pure Water Technology/PHSI has grown dramatically, helping organizations all over the world improve the quality of their beverage systems.
1996 Pure Health Solutions, Inc. was founded
1998 1st Product Introduction – PW1 six-stage water purification system
2000 Patent #6,146,524 granted for multi-stage ozone injection water treatment system
2004 Pure Water Technology® with Water Guardian® Gen3 product line introduction
2005 Purlogix® brand introduced
2007 Interpure® brand introduced
2009 Clearlight Partners acquires Pure Health Solutions, Inc.
2010 Pure Water Technology sustainable Gen3-ES (ENERGY STAR®) introduced
2010 PHSI acquires Spectrum Coffee and Water
2011 PHSI introduces direct sales channel as redcanoeTM water & coffee solutions
2013 PHSI adopts Pure Water Technology® as direct sales channel brand name
2014 PHSI launches MVP Dealer Loyalty Program
2015 3i+ product launch
2016 2i product launch & PHSI opens a new branch in Cincinnati, OH
2017 MVP Dealer 5 year Loyalty Guarantee announced & PHSI opens two new branches in Indianapolis, IN & St.Louis, MO
Today, Pure Water Technology/PHSI products refresh and re-energize employees from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies around the world. As a leading manufacturer and distributor of beverage equipment and supplies to the workplace, we are committed to maintaining our leadership role as the industry innovator within the growing point-of-use water cooler market.
We are passionate about great water!
Based in Lincolnshire, IL, Pure Water Technology/PHSI operates nationally. Sales and service support centers are located across North America. Pure Water Technology/PHSI manufactures its water coolers in a company-owned facility featuring unmatched engineering and manufacturing capabilities located in Pyeongtaek City, South Korea.
Pure Water Technology/PHSI is a portfolio company of Clearlight Partners, a $600 million private equity fund located in Newport Beach, CA. With the support of Clearlight Partners, Pure Water Technology/PHSI is continuing its investment in technology and innovation and has a clear vision to accelerated growth and category leadership.
Bob Tangredi is a successful senior operating executive with more than 30 years of experience leading divisions of public companies and private equity owned organizations. Bob is a hard-charging entrepreneur who has led Pure Water Technology/PHSI since 2013. During his tenure, Bob has successfully led the company’s transformation to a customer-focused growth business, and re-established trust with the PHSI dealer channel, expanding market coverage, and delivering double-digit revenue growth. Prior to PHSI, Bob was SVP & GM of the Communication Solution Division of Stericycle Inc. (SRCL: NASDAQ 100 / S&P 500) and in less than 2 years he grew revenues to over $130 million with 44 locations and a total team of 1,600. Bob’s first role at Stericycle was SVP of the SQ Healthcare Division. Under his leadership, revenues increased $354 million, from $196 million to $550 million, a 23% CAGR, through a combination of organic and accretive acquisition growth. Prior to joining Stericycle, Bob was VP of Sales for Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) and spent the first 15 years of his career with Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) where he held many sales leadership positions. Bob graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Mike joined PHSI as CFO in 2017. Mike has a 20-year track record of driving record growth and profitability at manufacturing and services companies. Mike combines hands-on operations leadership with technical accounting and finance experience to achieve strong results, optimizing people, processes and technology. Prior to PHSI, Mike was CFO at ComPsych and held multiple leadership roles at Stericycle (where he worked alongside PHSI’s CEO, Bob Tangredi). Mike graduated from the University of Illinois with a BA in Economics, has an MBA from DePaul University and a MS in Accounting from Keller GSM.
Devin Listerman leads the development, growth and market expansion of PHSI’s Direct Channel Division. He has over 20 years’ experience as a senior sales and operations leader driving growth and service excellence within branch based distribution business models. Devin previously held senior leadership roles as Vice President, General Manager at The Brickman Group and Regional Director of Sales/Operations at Cintas Corporation, delivering tremendous sales growth and customer service excellence. He is also a Board Director at FCN Bank of Southeastern Indiana.
Devin graduated from Miami University – Ohio, with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and emphasis in Business Administration
Jason leads the operational activities for PHSI. In this role, he directs the field and facility operations as well as distribution and inventory control. Jason is also involved in manufacturing, including product development and emerging technologies. An industry veteran with over 12 years of experience in point-of-use, point-of-entry and light industrial/commercial water applications, Jason has a strong fundamental understanding of water treatment and technology.
Jason has been with PHSI since 2007.
Brian Pason joined PHSI in 2007 and leads the development and growth of our Pure Water Technology Dealer Channel. Prior to PHSI, Brian spent more than 15 years in Sales Manager roles with North Coast Business Systems and Wells Fargo where he recruited and managed strategic relationships with independent dealers.
He attended Kent State University.
Amy joined Pure Water Technology/PHSI as Vice President, Marketing in 2017. Amy has a successful track record of driving traditional and digital lead generation & sales in building product, home improvement and manufacturing sectors, in both B2B and B2C arenas. Amy’s primary focus is to generate and increase sales opportunities for the company and manage all marketing communications and internal corporate call center. Prior to Pure Water Technology, Amy held several positions as Vice President of Marketing with 1-800-Hansons, Jeld-Wen, and Republic Windows. Amy graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Journalism/Sociology and has an Master’s of Science in Advertising from Northwestern University.
Michael leads the development and growth of PHSI’s National Account and Wholesale channels. Michael is a pioneer in the coffee and beverage industry. He led sales with Standard Coffee for 15 years, helping grow the business regionally and nationally. Early on, Michael recognized the potential of e-commerce in the beverage industry, ultimately leading him to build the business model behind Spectrum Coffee and Water. As President and CEO of Spectrum, Michael created a multi-million dollar business that revolutionized the office coffee industry. In 2010, Spectrum merged with PHSI – Michael plays a primary role in expanding the PHSI business platform.
Steve leads the development and manufacturing for PHSI’s core water cooler products. He is a superior technology innovator with significant experience in the electronics and water purification industries. Steve worked with LG Electronics for 12 years as a senior engineer and migrated to the water industry designing and developing point-of-use water filtration systems. In 2000, he established Enstar Co., Ltd as owner and operator, developing several water purifier lines still on the market today. In 2005, Steve merged Enstar with PHSI and continues his engineering and manufacturing leadership for PHSI today.
Steve graduated from Kwangwoon University with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He is the holder of several patents related to electronic control systems and is the recipient of numerous international innovation technology awards.
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