Why Choose DSA Water as Your Representative for Water Treatment Solutions?
Mission: DSA Water provides quality representation with over 50 years of experience in the Water Treatment, Pumping & Dosing industries.
DSA Water has been a respected Manufacturer’s Representative in the water quality treatment industry for over 55 years. In 2015, David Ruff purchased the company and is proud to continue the same mission that began in 1961.
DSA Water, Don Shaw Associates, Inc., was founded by Mr. Donald Shaw in 1961 with the mission of providing excellent representation for the water treatment products and companies that he worked with in partnership. Following in Mr. Shaw’s steps, Mike and Mary Anne Pilcher purchased and carried on the family business in 1989 and continued to provide outstanding service to the principal companies and customers alike.
In February 2015, David Ruff purchased the company from Mike & Mary Anne Pilcher. David is proud to be able to provide like service and representation his predecessors worked so hard to establish to all of the same manufacturers and dealers.
Preceding this new endeavor, David Ruff’s career over the past 32 years was with two very highly regarded companies: Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries and Pulsafeeder SPO. For 25 years, David worked in the industrial, commercial and residential business areas at Goulds Pumps/ITT Industries, starting as a Drafter on the drawing board and ending as Product Manager for Residential Water Pumps. While with Pulsafeeder SPO, David was their Business Development Manager and Product Manager for approximately eight years.
While David’s background explains some of his grey hair, it also gave him a solid foundation in pumps, water treatment systems and equipment.
What Makes DSA Water Different than the Others?
DSA Water has a strong desire to solve problems for water quality treatment Dealers in the Northeast. David is able to do that by utilizing his education and experience to partner those Distributors in need with the best products made by the best manufacturers.
David holds a degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from RIT and attended the Syracuse University School of Sales and Marketing Management. Education coupled with roots in drafting & design, a core of experience in engineering and marketing, and a passion for working with people affords him and the DSA Water team a unique opportunity to serve as a Manufacturer’s Representative to Distributors in the Northeast.