Member Profile: David Kruse

  1. How long have you been a member of PHTA?
    Through BioLab I have been a member of PHTA since its inception.
  2. Why did you join PHTA?
    I see PHTA as a chance to give back to the industry as well as broaden my overall understanding of the Pool and Spa marketplace.
  3. What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
    I am currently on the Manufacturers Council.
  4. What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
    The opportunity to interact with others from the manufacturing side of the business in a non-competitive environment.
  5. What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
    Director of Pro Sales for BioLab. I have been in the industry over 30 years.
  6. What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
    Family-owned businesses still make up a sizable portion of the industry. 
  7. How do you define success? 
    Success for me usually is defined as creating “win-win” situations for both myself and those I am working with.
  8. Who inspires you?
    My mom.  Ninety-one years old and still going strong.
  9. If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
    Winston Churchill. A role model for leadership in an unbelievably challenging time. 
  10.  What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
    I learned the importance of knowing if your video is on or off during web calls.
  11. What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
    I spent nearly 40 years playing Rugby.
  12. What’s the last book you read?
    The Last Great Road Bum by Hector Tobar
  13. What’s the first concert you ever attended?
    The Beach Boys
  14. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
    Prime rib

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  • Pentair

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