Four Corners School Presents “Paddle Captain Award" to Katadyn

Four Corners School of Outdoor Education honored Katadyn Owner and Chairman, Adrian Schmassmann, with its first ever "Paddle Captain Award."
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Four Corners School of Outdoor Education, a non-profit conservation and education organization that protects the Colorado Plateau, proudly honors the Katadyn Group, a leading producer of water purification products, with its first ever “Paddle Captain Award.”

This award recognizes Katadyn's commitment to the mission of Four Corners School, to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau bioregion (Southern Utah, Southwest Colorado, Northwest New Mexico and Northern Arizona) for people of all ages and backgrounds through education, service, adventure, and conservation programs.

Four Corners School Executive Director Janet Ross, joined by Board Members Seth Levy and Fred Oswald, presented the Paddle Captain Award to Adrian Schmassmann, Owner and Chairman of the Katadyn Group at the Summer Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, UT.

In presenting the award, Ms. Ross announced, “We sincerely appreciate the Katadyn Group's commitment to our mission. The Colorado Plateau is filled with American treasures like the Grand Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalate National Monument, and Arches National Park. By educating the next generation of stewards of these lands, we help to ensure them a prosperous, healthy future. The Katadyn Group has shown real vision and leadership in the outdoor industry, and their contributions are helping us make a bigger difference right now.”

In accepting the award, Mr. Schmassmann shared, “Since the 1930's, Katadyn has been honored to assist organizations like the Four Corners School. We are committed to protecting beautiful, natural places, and ensuring that that next generation is committed not only to enjoying the outdoors, but to stewardship. Katadyn is serious about supporting projects that encourage youth and help protect the environment. In these efforts, the people and projects are the most important, not Katadyn. We help out of conviction, not for image.”

To learn more about Katadyn's full line of personal water treatment products, visit www.katadyn.com. To learn more about Four Corners School, and to protect the Colorado Plateau for the next generation, visit www.FourCornersSchool.org.

About Four Corners School of Outdoor Education
The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education is a non-profit organization located in Monticello, UT. For more than 25-years, Four Corners School has created lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau bioregion for people of all ages and backgrounds through education, service, adventure, and conservation programs.

About the Katadyn Group
The Katadyn Company is the world's leading producer of individual water purification systems and products. For more than 80 years, Katadyn has developed water purification and desalination products for the trekking and marine markets. Numerous international relief organizations and special army units rely on Katadyn products to save lives. Katadyn Group includes leading outdoor brands“Trek'n Eat” and The Swedish Optimus company. Headquartered in Wallisellen-Zürich, Switzerland, Katadyn operates subsidiaries and sales offices in Germany, France, the U.S.A., Sweden, and Singapore. # # #
Media Contacts
Janet Ross, Four Corners School of Outdoor Education (email: jross@fourcornersschool.org)
Kristin Bendt, Katadyn North America (email: kristin.b@katadyn.com)

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