Pure Water for the World, Inc. (PWW) thanks Rick Manganello for his contributions and dedication to the organization and the families it serves. Manganello completed his term as President of the Board of Directors this week. He has been instrumental to the direction of the organization, serving the roles of President, Vice President and Member over the past nine years. Manganello will serve one more year on the Board, as PWW’s first appointed Immediate Past President.
Manganello served in the US Air Force for 21 years and is the founder of Windmill International, an organization engaged in managing research, development and procurement programs for the US Military and their coalition partners in numerous nations. He is a Founder and Board member of Nashua Bank in New Hampshire and past Director of Rivier College.
Rick Manganello has been a member of the Rotary Club of Nashua, New Hampshire for almost 18 years, including holding the positions of President, District Governor, District Vocational Chair, Assistant Governor, and District Visioning Team Leader. It was through Rotary that he initially became involved with PWW. Fellow Rotarian and Nashua businessman, Ken Grabeau, introduced Manganello to PWW.
Pure Water for the World was initiated as a Rotary project by the Brattleboro Rotary Club in 1994. Ken Grabeau and his wife, Ruth, played a significant role in the transition of PWW from a Rotary club project to a 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. Grabeau served as PWW Board of Directors President for many years and continues to stay connected with the organization today.
“Ken Grabeau and Rick Manganello were crafted from same mold,” states Carolyn Crowley Meub, Executive Director of Pure Water for the World. “In their own passionate ways, each of them has worked to make the world a much better place. And, they have. Both have been essential to building Pure Water for the World into a more effective and impactful organization. It has been a true honor to work with them, and we feel very fortunate to have one more year of Rick’s guidance.”
Manganello continues to be actively involved with Rotary International. He and his wife, Janet, are avid travelers and have visited 109 countries on all seven continents. They reside in Nashua, NH, where they enjoy spending time with their two grown children and four grandchildren.
Randall Thompson, Vice President of PWW’s Board of Directors, succeeds Manganello, and Jenneth Fleckenstein will fill the role of Vice President.
About Pure Water for The World:
Pure Water for the World, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to improve the health and livelihood of children and families in the developing world by partnering with communities to establish safe water solutions. To date, PWW has served over 200 communities across Latin America and Haiti, reaching more than 750,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.purewaterfortheworld.org.