To coincide with our annual Young Executives feature, Supply House Times will spotlight a new PHCP-PVF young professional throughout the month. If you would like to be included or know of someone who should be included in our 2019 presentation, email Chief Editor Mike Miazga at


Brendan Barash
Age: 31
Company: Nu-Calgon
Position: Associate Product Manager (2 years)

How did you get started in the PHCP-PVF industry?

My career started in the PHCP-PVF industry right out of college as a marketing specialist. The opportunity to use what I learned in college in an industry that has such great potential is what led me to Nu-Calgon.

What do you like most about your job/the company you work for?

Nu-Calgon is a family-owned company that treats each of its employees as part of the family. Nu-Calgon has given me the opportunity to explore what I enjoy most in the PHCP-PVF industry, which is being a product manager. Being a product manager is an exciting role and presents unique challenges that I enjoy planning for and overcoming through a variety of solutions.  

How important is it for our industry to attract young professionals?

I feel it is very important to attract young professionals to the PHCP-PVF industry for a number of reasons. As the PHCP-PVF industry evolves, we need young, excited and eager young professionals to evolve along with these changes. As technology becomes a more integral part of the industry, we need young professionals who are familiar and comfortable with constant technology integrations and changes.