1400 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 22, 2008
Contact: Jana Wright, Communications Manager, ext. 297
Re: Keith Lewis Named New President of Advantis
Alpharetta, Ga. — Keith Lewis has been appointed the new President
of Advantis Technologies, Inc., effective August 13, 2008. Advantis
Technologies, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of branded swimming
pool, spa and surface water chemicals.
“Keith had assumed many of the duties of President during Steve
D’Onfro’s long illness and is an excellent position to continue the
good work done by Steve and the entire team,” said Seifi Ghasemi,
Chairman and CEO of Rockwood Holdings, parent company of Advantis.
Lewis joined the company in 1984 and was most recently Vice
President of Business Development. Lewis has held a range of
executive, operational and technical positions in the 24 years he’s
been with Advantis and its precursor, Laporte Water Technologies.
His background includes a bachelor of science degree in chemistry
from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1981 and a doctorate in
organic chemistry from the University of Liverpool (UK) in 1984.
“We are all still coming to terms with the sudden death of our dear
friend and mentor, Steve D’Onfro,” Lewis said. “While I wish the
circumstances were different, I am honored to accept the position of
President and am looking forward to working with our excellent team
at Advantis to serve our customers’ current and future needs.”
Advantis Technologies manufactures some of the most popular
specialty products for swimming pool and spa water care. The
Advantis product lines Leisure Time, GLB, Robarb, Applied
Biochemists and Ultima are sold by professional pool and spa
retailers throughout the United States. For more information, call
800-445-2059 or visit