Carvin DiGiovanni Named APSP Fellow
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals has named Carvin DiGiovanni, APSP Senior Director, Technical & Standards, as an APSP Fellow, the industry's top recognition for contributions and thought leadership at the frontiers of the pool and spa industry, and for exceptional potential to shape the future of the industry through intellectual and inspired leadership.
The peer-nominated honor was developed by the APSP
Board of Directors in 2012 to recognize industry leaders who have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to learning and development through the presentation of educational programs, technical and business publications, and industry related research.
DiGiovanni has been working in standards since the early 1970s and brought his experience working at the American National Standards Institute to APSP (then known as the National Spa & Pool Institute).
Driven by his
knowledge of and experience with ANSI
was able to get the pool and spa industry's first standards ANSI approved.
Since 1983, APSP
has been accredited by ANSI
as the Standards Development Organization
for the nation's pool and spa standards and now counts 13 American National Standards under its purview.
These national consensus standards establish voluntary minimum guidelines that, when adopted by governments and agencies, have the force of law.
The International Code Council
reached out to DiGiovanni
about five years ago to explore incorporating the ANSI/APSP standards into the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, which led to a memorandum of understanding between APSP and ICC
and the eventual approval by the ICC
Board of the ISPSC.
Described by DiGiovanni
as the glue that connects pool contractors and code inspectors in a closer working relationship, APSP
continues to advocate adoption of the ISPSC to make pools and spas safer across the country, with many jurisdictions already adopting it.
Most recently, DiGiovanni
was recognized by the FBI
in 2011 with the Exceptional Service in the Public Interest Award.
He has worked with the FBI for several years to increase the awareness of how chemicals used in the pool, spa and hot tub industry could be misused and threaten homeland security.
Board of Directors congratulates Carvin
on this recognition and his extraordinary work to position APSP
as the go-to organization for safety and standards," says Steve Gorlin, APSP
2012-2013 chairman of the board.
(Photo from left to right: 2012-13 Chairman of the Board Steve Gorlin, Carvin DiGiovanni and APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald.)