GENESIS, a company under the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance dedicated to offering technical education to those in the pool and hot tub industry, has named Shaun Goldberg and Greg Andrews as its new plaster construction faculty advisor and tile faculty advisor, respectively.
Goldberg, who has worked in the pool industry for more than 35 years, is plaster operations manager for Burkett’s Pool Plastering Inc, in Ripon, California, and current vice chair of the National Plasterers Council. Additionally, Goldberg serves as NPC’s technical committee co-chair.
In his career, Goldberg has plastered or overseen more than 50,000 pools, including residential and large commercial facilities.
In his new role as the plaster construction faculty advisor, Goldberg will oversee updating and expanding the plaster curriculum that is included in the GENESIS construction programs. He will also advise on technique, application, materials and other components. In addition to other plaster-related courses that are being developed, Goldberg will teach portions of C201.
“I’ve always admired the fact that GENESIS and its students are all about education,” Goldberg says. “GENESIS and PHTA set the industry standards and educate industry professionals with a forward-thinking mindset. There are always new developments in pool construction and design, and I’m happy to have a part in it.”
Andrews, meanwhile, is the co-founder of National Tile and Stone Authority Inc. and has been working in the tile industry for more than four decades. For the most part, Andrews’ work has been dedicated to pool tile installation, with Andrews joining GENESIS as an instructor 10 years ago where he taught a wide range of courses, including classes on pool tile and coping as well as waterproofing methods. Additionally, Andrews serves as a regular instructor for C201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools — which the company says is among its most popular courses.
As tile faculty advisor, Andrews will be helping to keep the GENESIS curriculum upgraded with cutting-edge techniques by developing new courses relevant to current industry trends.