Member Profile: Doug Winkler

  1. How long have you been a member of PHTA?
    35 years.
  2. Why did you join PHTA?
    To learn from others in the industry, especially the experts.
  3. What committee/council/chapter do you currently volunteer with?
    Mid Atlantic Chapter.
  4. What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
    Giving back.
  5. What is your current occupation? How long have you been in the pool and hot tub industry?
    President, Winkler Pool Management, Inc. 48 years.
  6. What do you love most about the pool and hot tub industry?
    The people who work in the industry, especially the volunteers.
  7. How do you define success?
    Earning the respect and admiration of people I work with and that I know in the industry.
  8. Who inspires you?
    My coworkers.
  9. If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose? Why?
    Vince Lombardi. Mental toughness and work ethic.
  10.  What’s one thing - either industry-related or not - you learned in the last month?
    The tremendous satisfaction in donating my plasma as a COVID-19 survivor.
  11. What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
    That I have never owned a pool; I like the beach better!
  12. What’s the last book you read?
    Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
  13. What’s the first concert you ever attended?
    Neil Diamond
  14. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Linguini with white clam sauce

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  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
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  • Pentair

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