Thomas P. Palkon

Senior Vice President - Water Systems

Tom Palkon, Master Water Specialist is IAPMO Research and Testing Senior Vice President and ASSE Executive Director. Tom has worked in the water treatment industry for 20 years. He began working with IAPMO in 2015 after a 17-year career with the Water Quality Association. Tom participates in numerous water treatment industry activities in the US and internationally, such as product testing, product certification, standards development, education, training, government affairs, industry advocacy, professional certification, code development, international standards and regulations, and industry research. Tom has been an advocate for the point and use, point of entry and commercial water treatment industry for over 20 years. Now that Tom has become part of the plumbing industry he hopes to begin resolving the technical and education issues that have existed between water treatment dealers and plumbers for decades. Palkon has a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana) and an MBA from Keller University. He can be reached at 1-708-995-3006 or or


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