Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Revolutionizing the Bottled Water Industry

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water has erupted in the last few years with over 5000% growth. The company focuses on health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives. Rapidly spreading, it has introduced its products to over 2,000 new stores across 30 states. Learn more about Waiakea Water: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/waiakea-hawaiian-volcanic-water-launches-followyourflow-social-media-contest-300393704.html

Starting with local distributors, the company quickly saw success and was soon targeted by national-scale players like Whole Foods. They are even opening a new manufacturing facility in Hawaii to meet the increased demand.

Waiakea Water founder Ryan Emmons is extremely proud of what his company has been able to accomplish in such a short period of time. Noting that company sales have leaped from just a few thousand cases a year to over 120,000 cases.

Starting the company at only age 22, Emmons saw resistance from the industry in which he mentioned, “Everyone in the industry is over the age of 50.” and that, “when you’re new, people won’t give you the time of day.” Emmons stuck to his beliefs focusing on health, sustainability, and charity leading to his business explode with over 4000% growth since starting in 2012.

Just south of the town of Hilo, located on the big island of Hawaii, the water itself is sustainably sourced from one of the purest places on Earth; the active Mauna Loa volcano. Snowmelt and rain pass through 14,000 feet of volcanic rock. This process purifies the naturally alkaline water and packs it with electrolytes and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

Emmons proudly noted that over 500 million liters pure drinking water have been donated to communities in Africa. According to Specialty Food, Waiakea water has partnered with Pump Aid and for every liter they sell they donate 650 liters of clean water to those in need. With charitable contributions making up only one-third of the company’s success, the major factor in their rise has been sustainability.

Waiakea springs itself is completely renewable as the aquifer boasts a 1.4 billion gallon recharge rate. Even the bottling facility uses 33 percent renewable energy. The company is one of the first premium bottled water companies to be certified by CarbonNeutral® and uses only natural environmentally friendly packaging, solely using recycled (rPET) bottles.

Organic Authority reveals exclusively that Waiakea Water’s focus on health, sustainability, and charitable initiatives have changed the game in the premium bottled water industry.

Maggie Gill Named A Top Medical CEO In Recent List

Each year the top CEO’s in the not for profit healthcare sector are honored with the release of the list of the top 135 CEO’s, who have been joined in 2016 by the leader of the Memorial University Medical University healthcare system, Maggie Gill. As one of the top CEO’s in the U.S. the many different roles undertaken by Maggie Gill over the course of her Memorial career and that she currently performs have been recognized by other members of the healthcare industry.


In her current role as the leader of Memorial Maggie Gill has taken on a series of roles dating back to her appointment as the Chief Financial Officer at Memorial in 2005, since 2011 Maggie has taken on the dual roles of President and CEO of the healthcare system located in Savannah, Georgia. Maggie Gill has also been in charge of the Managed Care department at Memorial, which has allowed her to get a complete understanding of the working of the hospital system as a whole over the course of her career at the hospital.


In becoming one of the top CEO’s in healthcare in the U.S. Maggie Gill has looked to make sure Memorial remains a major part of the community in the state of Georgia and beyond; beginning in 2017 Memorial will work alongside Eon Health to provide a new form of Medicare Advantage plan that includes low cost prescriptions and dental coverage. Gill has been known for providing the best quality partnerships during her career as a member of the Tenet South Florida Health System and at Memorial, which has led to the revealing of the latest partnership designed to keep the not for profit health system at the top of the medical industry in Georgia and South Carolina.