About Us

TMI Mission Statement

 

From our inception in 1991, TMI has recognized the need for sustainability in recreational water, and concentrates on reducing the carbon foot print and energy usage of each Aquatic Center that we work with.

Our mission has been to promote the advancement of sustainable aquatics. We utilize Salt Pure® chlorine generation equipment along with Salt Synergy® UV and Chemistry Controllers to create the most pleasurable and healthy water possible, while reducing the amount of chemicals that are added to the water.

By focusing on “Partnering” instead of the traditional approach to pool service, our goal is to educate your aquatic staff in all aspects of TMI equipment and make your facility self-reliant, capable and confident in the day to day operations of the pool. We are available to visit the site but, as a general rule, find this is not necessary. We employ tools such as “Virtual Training” to provide a low cost solution to client education.

We actively look for better ways to accomplish these goals while being more sustainable.

As a CPO® Instructor company, our focus is teaching students proper chemical balance instead of simply “throwing chemicals at the pool”, Through proper instruction we know that each of our students walks away aware of how their pool works and has a firm grasp on day to day operations.

Additionally we focus on environmentally sound business practices; reusing 100% of ALL received packaging supplies, all office and mailed documents are printed on paper with 70% post-consumer materials, and all non-essential documents are left as files in the computer system.

Our computer systems, phone system, and printers have all been selected because they use the least amount of energy possible, and are configured to conserve energy when not in use. While our building uses only low energy bulbs and appliances, we off-set our utilities with solar technology.

TMI team members

The TMI Staff, 3/24/14

 

TMI’s Founders

 

TIMOTHY PETSCH

Timothy PetschTimothy is co-founder of TMI and carries the title of Managing Director; he is responsible for the technical side of the company and focuses on relationships pertaining business development.

His business history is the blend of practical experience in fields ranging from construction in Africa to off-shore oil platforms in the North Sea, to renewable energy in the installation and sales of Solar Heating in S. California; to the corporate boardrooms of America during his decade long tenure with Bank of America in their Securities Service division of Mergers and Acquisitions. It was during this phase of his career that he was instrumental in designing the support structure of Master Limited Partnerships that helped the Bank to distinguish itself from others in the field.

But it is TMI Salt Pure® that Timothy is most proud of in his list of accomplishments.

It was when Timothy swam in a pool in Kihei (that was sanitized with a chlorine generator), in early 1990 that the vision of Salt Pure® was born; and it was the struggle to be recognized in the commercial aquatic field that defined who TMI was going to become.

Through his varied business experience Timothy learned many of the basic tenets that now drive TMI, but the most profound lesson he learned was that if you treat your customers and business associates in a moral manner and put client satisfaction before revenue generation, you will create a sustainable corporation built on strong ethics.

 

MICHELE PETSCH

Michele PetschAs co-founder and the Financial / Marketing Director for TMI Salt Pure® Corporation, I am  responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the organization specifically as it relates to financial & administrative functions. This includes database & systems management, information management, marketing and bidding.

I graduated from Natal University in South Africa in the 1980’s with an Honors degree in Economic History and from the Graduate School of Marketing in Durban in the same decade.

Timothy and I share similar views on the symbiotic relationship between client satisfaction and revenue generation and we continue to work together to create a sustainable corporation that is both socially conscious, fair minded and forward thinking.  We continue to strive to become stewards of the environment to the best possible extent while protecting the interests of our entire TMI community, which includes our customer base and our staff as well as representatives around the country.

 

 

 

 

TMI’s Reps

 

DAVID CORREALE – Alpine Spa Covers – Vernon B.C.

David CorrealeDave has been involved in the pool/spa industry for almost 30 years. He brings with him a strong value set and an unblemished reputation as an honest, reliable and industrious businessman. Dave was an integral player in bringing “saltwater” to the Canadian spa industry and is thrilled about bringing the TMI Salt Pure line of pool products to Canada.

Ph: 1-800-667-9707 (250-545-7779)

Email: spacover@telus.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

KARI MONTSION – Alpine Spa Covers – Vernon B.C.

Kari MontsionKari has 25 years experience in Canadian manufacturing, distribution and business development. She holds a degree in business management and is a Certified Pool/Spa Technician. A self-described “water geek”, her energy and enthusiasm are what drives her pursuits to spread the word about simplifying water management through product synergy.

Ph: 1-800-667-9707 (250-545-7779)

Email: kmontsion@alpinespacovers.com

 

 

 

PAUL BLAKE – American Pool Consultants – New York

With over 26 years industry experience Paul is an independent consultant and a member of the teaching cadre for CPO® instructors in the US. He is highly regarded as one of the top “hands on” experts in the areas of water quality and treatment, facility design, operation, and safety planning.

Ph: (516) 731-5516

Email: PaulBPool@aol.com

Website: http://www.americanpoolconsultants.com

CORY WILLIS - Pool and Spa Education and Consulting LLC

Cory WillisCory Willis graduated from Oregon State University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.  In the tradition of unemployed microbiologist, he went north to Alaska, where he resides today.  He started working for the Greater Anchorage Area Borough in 1975 in their environmental health department. In 1984 he became employed by the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. He retired in November, 2005 as a Program Coordinator having progressed through the department’s promotional system. He has over 36 years of experience with inspecting, advising and regulations writing for all of the state’s sanitation, public swimming pools and spas, and staff training. He developed and coordinated the department’s Certified Pool and Spa Operators (CPO) classes and now is the sole CPO instructor in the State of Alaska.

He became a Registered Sanitarian in 1976 and was credentialed by EPA as a State Inspector for FIFRA. He became a CPO in 1987, a CPO Instructor in 1989, a member of the NSPF training Cadre in 1990 and a Board member of NSPF in 2000.  He served as a reviewer and editor for the new materials including the CPO handbook, math book and the Inspector program. Cory Willis now is working as a consultant having formed Pool and Spa Education and Consulting LLC in 2005.

Ph: (907) 830-2100

Email: corywillis2000@yahoo.com

 

 

BILL PRIEST Richmond, Virginia

Bill PriestBill has 22 years of experience in the commercial pool industry and has been associated with TMI since 1996.

Previously
12 years U. S. Navy, Submarine Service. Electronics Technician, Chief, E7 (ETC SS).

12 years with Xerox Corp. Managed service centers for Diablo Products in Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas concurrently.

I am pleased to say that due to my experience with TMI I joined them on a part time basis as a Technical Rep based in the Virginia area.

If you happen to visit a pool with clean, clear water, no eye-burn or red eyes, and no chlorine smell, the pool is probably a TMI pool. You should get one!

 

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