Aqua One Managing Director Mark Winter has been recognised for his work in the aquatics industry by being awarded OATA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark was presented the award at the AQUA2019 show dinner by Dr David Pool.

Mark has worked for more than two decades in the aquatics trade, first with OASE before he went on to set up Aqua One in the UK.. He has also been actively involved in the AQUA show behind the scenes lending his ideas and expertise to the show organisers through his work on its steering committee. He also sat on the OATA board for a number of years.

“Mark is a very worthy winner of this award,” said OATA Chief Executive Dominic Whitmee.

“We know from his time on the OATA board that he is full of ideas and has huge experience of this industry. He has given a lot of his time voluntarily to improve the trade both through his time on the OATA board but also his long-standing contribution to planning for the AQUA trade show.”

Mark was involved in the creation of the AQUA show and has been involved ever since. He joined the OATA board in November 2012 and stood down in October 2018.