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HI announces Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
Press Release Summary:
Feb 24, 2016 - Hydraulic Institute recognized and honored Jack Claxton, VP, Engineering, Patterson Pump Company, as its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Jack has more than 40 years of service in the pump industry and has been an instrumental HI member for more than 30 years. He is one of HI’s most well respected members and has previously received HI’s "Member of the Year" award. He has been a pioneer within HI Technical Affairs, chairing inaugural versions of several American National Standards.
Original Press Release
Hydraulic Institute Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Jack Claxton, Vice President, Engineering, PE, Patterson Pump Company, a Gorman Rupp Company
Press release date: Feb 22, 2016
Jack has more than 40 years of service in the pump industry and has been an instrumental HI member for more than 30 years. He is one of HI’s most well respected members and has previously received HI’s “Member of the Year” award. He has been a pioneer within HI Technical Affairs, lending countless hours to the betterment of the industry by chairing the inaugural versions of several very important American National Standards.
The following are a few HI committees that have benefited from his leadership and active involvement over the years:
- Standards Committee
- Technical Affairs Steering Committee
- Rotodynamic Pump Group
- HI International Standards Technical Liaison
- Delegate of the International Pumps Standardization Committee
- ANSI/HI 9.8 Pump Intake Design (Chairman 1994 - Present)
- ANSI/HI 9.6.4 Vibration Allowable Levels (Chairman 1995 - 2012)
- ANSI/HI 9.6.8 Dynamics of pumping machinery (Chairman 2005 - Present)
Claxton also holds a patent for a field serviceable vertical pump and has published many articles & papers on pump piping, vibration and hydraulic design.
According to Pete Gaydon, Technical Director, Hydraulic Institute, “Jack Claxton is one of the most influential HI members. He has created a lasting legacy by chairing committees that produced important American National Standards. The level of his volunteerism throughout the years is unmatched and the Institute, as well as the pump industry, are in a great position because of his service.”
The Hydraulic Institute: Advancing the pump manufacturing industry by becoming the world’s resource for pumping solutions by:
- Addressing Pump Systems
- Developing Standards
- Expanding Knowledge and Resources
- Educating the Marketplace
- Advocating for the Industry