November 12, 2013
by BRASSELER USA
Brasseler USA chairman, president and CEO Don L. Waters was officially inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame at the 14th Annual Business Hall of Fame Gala, held on November 5, 2013 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Ga.
Waters has shared his success in business with the community, serving in a range of key leadership positions across the state. He is an accomplished business leader, trained as an attorney and CPA who mentors aspiring entrepreneurs.
“Don Waters is an outstanding example of leadership to young people across the region,” said Johnathon Barrett, vice president of Junior Achievement of Georgia. “He played a key role in helping us impact more than 14,000 students this year and consistently goes above and beyond to help students in the Savannah area.”
At the Savannah Business Hall of Fame Gala, Waters was honored along with philanthropist and financial executive Curtis G. Anderson. The event also recognized the 2013 Educator of the Year, Denise Fisher of the Youth Challenge Academy; the 2013 John F. Hodges Volunteer of the Year, Cecilia Russo; and the Business Partnership of the Year, Georgia Power.
A graduate of Leadership Savannah, Waters has an extensive legacy of community involvement and was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal in March 2013 to represent the First Congressional District of Georgia as a member of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia. He also serves as chair of the finance committee and a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Regents University Health System and as a Trustee Emeritus for the University of Georgia Foundation.
Locally, he serves as the chairman of the board of trustees for Union Mission, Inc. and the Chatham County Hospital Authority. Over the years, he has served on boards for the United Way of the Coastal Empire, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Telfair Museums, Savannah Country Day School and Armstrong Atlantic State University Foundation.
Waters earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and a B.B.A. in Accounting, cum laude, from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah.
ABOUT BRASSELER USA:
Brasseler USA is the leading brand for precision steel, tungsten carbide and diamond coated instruments used by dental and medical professionals for restorative and specialty surgeries. The company is headquartered in Savannah, Ga. and has manufacturing facilities in Ventura, Calif. and a Canadian office in Quebec City, Canada. Brasseler USA was originally founded in 1976 and currently has more than 400 employees. For more information, visit www.brasselerusa.com.
ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF GEORGIA, INC.:
Junior Achievement of Georgia and its volunteers bridge the gap between the business and education communities by providing relevant, hands-on curriculum. The hallmark of JA is its use of local business volunteers to facilitate age-appropriate curriculum to K-12 students. Through in-school and after-school programs, all of which focus on entrepreneurship, personal financial literacy and workforce readiness, Junior Achievement of Georgia works to increase the high school graduation rate in Georgia while also ensuring students have the tools to compete in the global economy. For more information, visit www.georgia.ja.org