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September 4, 2014 - Hydraulic Institute (HI) announced planned retirement, effective June 30, 2015, of Robert K. Asdal, who has served as HI Executive Director since February 1, 1991. HI Board Chairman Dennis Wierzbicki complemented Asdal's "ceaseless energy, enthusiasm and ideas" that helped continually grow HI programs and services. Continuing, Wierzbicki noted that "a worthy successor" is currently being sought via work with search committee and board.

Hydraulic Institute Executive Director to Retire: Search for Replacement Launched


Hydraulic Institute
6 Campus Drive
Parsippany, NJ, 07054
USA



Press release date: September 2, 2014

Parsippany, NJ – The Hydraulic Institute, North America’s largest pump trade association announced today the planned retirement of its long-serving Executive Director.

Robert K. Asdal who has served as HI Executive Director since February 1, 1991 has announced his retirement plan to the HI Board, which will become effective June 30, 2015. During his tenure the Institute has grown significantly in size, scope, services to members expanding its geographic footprint as well.  As Executive Director for nearly 24 years Asdal has helped the Board shape the strategic direction of HI to better serve the needs of members and the customers that they serve.

HI’s membership now includes pump companies worldwide, supported by a relatively new Board-approved policy to admit pump and supplier OEMs outside North America as members. The Institute’s Associate membership program, attracting leading suppliers to the industry is another successful program introduced under Asdal’s leadership.  Motor, seal, drive, coupling, bearing, casting, software and instrumentation and control companies now affiliate with HI in important roles from helping write standards to educational offerings.  The HI Standards Partner program for engineering consulting firms, another important innovation led by Asdal has strengthened HI engagement with this important sector of the industry.  With his efforts in crafting an enduring vision and mission for energy, efficiency and economics of pump system optimization, HI also created Pump Systems Matter, a 501(c)3 educational subsidiary, which increasingly provides webinars, pump systems optimization courses and e-learning to pump end-users, OEMs, energy efficiency organizations, utilities and pump distributors.

HI has prominently led in representing the pump industry in the U.S. DOE pump efficiency rulemaking, which led to terms for a negotiated rulemaking this summer. HI also engaged with Congress and the Senate and House energy oversight committees on behalf of the pump industry.

Established in 1917, HI was previously run by an association management company.  Mr. Asdal was HI’s first full-time employee, joining the association when its budget was less than $500k.  During his 24 year tenure HI has grown to over a $3,000,000 operating budget with a staff of sixteen people.

According to Dennis Wierzbicki, HI Board Chairman, “Bob has been a terrific assist to HI and the pump industry with his ceaseless energy, enthusiasm and ideas to continually grow the scope of HI programs and services. The Board and HI members are indebted to him for his years of valued service. The Hydraulic Institute is stronger, more effective and more impactful as a result of his efforts over the years. We are working closely with a search committee and the board to find a worthy successor.”

HI has retained the services of Association Strategies, Inc. to support the HI Search Committee and the Hydraulic Institute Board in conducting a national search for a successor.  Interested candidates can apply via the ASI website: www.assnstrategies.com.

About the Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org.

Pump Systems Matter: is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

Contact: Robert Asdal
973.267.9700 x113
rasdal@Pumps.org

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