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HI Members elect 2009 Board of Directors and Officers.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 24, 2009 - During 92nd Annual Meeting, HI announced 2009 Board of Directors and Officers. Bill Waltz, President of Flow Technologies Division of Pentair Water, was named Chairman of the Board, while Dennis Ziegler, President and CEO of GIW Industries, was elected HI President. Steve Oswald, President of Industrial Division of Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., was elected as VP of HI Member Services, and Ken Napolitano, President of ITT Industrial Process was elected as HI's VP of Knowledge and Education.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

Original Press Release

Hydraulic Institute Members Elect 2009 Board of Directors and Officers at Annual Meeting

Press release date: Mar 10, 2009

Parsippany, NJ, March 10, 2009 - Hydraulic Institute (HI), the pump industry's knowledge leader and foremost resource for pump education, announced its 2009 Board of Directors and Officers during a general session at the 92nd Annual Meeting held in Marco Island, Florida.

Bill Waltz, President of the Flow Technologies Division of Pentair Water, was named the Institute's new Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Bill received HI's "President's Award" recognizing his past efforts and leadership as 2008 Board President.

Dennis Ziegler, President and CEO of GIW Industries, was elected HI President and also received HI's "Vice President's Award" for his previous service as HI's VP of Member Services.

Steve Oswald, President of the Industrial Division of Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., was elected as Vice President of HI Member Services, and Ken Napolitano, President of ITT Industrial Process was elected as HI's Vice President of Knowledge & Education. Dave McKinstry, Vice President of IMO Pump, was re-elected to serve as HI's Vice President of Technical Affairs until 2010.

Additional members of the Board include:
o Dave Brockway, President, Intelliquip, Inc.
o Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Peerless Pump Company
o Rich Heppe, President of Industrial Motors & Systems, Emerson/US Motors
o Sven Olsen, President, Leistritz Corporation
o Dave Orlowski, CEO, Inpro/Seal Company
o Mike Sutter, Vice President & General Manager, Global Industrial Operations, Flowserve Pump Division

John Miersma, Vice President, CFO and COO of Iwaki America Inc., was presented with HI's "Chairman's Award" recognizing his many contributions to the pump industry and to the Hydraulic Institute. Mr. Miersma, along with past HI President, Albert F. Huber, President of the Patterson Pump Company, and Tom Ferguson, President of Flowserve's Pump Division, continue their active participation with the organization as members of the 2009 Board of Directors. Robert K. Asdal, Executive Director of HI, will continue to serve as the Institute's Secretary and Treasurer.

The HI Board of Directors is responsible for guiding the Institute's strategic plans and direction and providing organizational oversight.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America and is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards, as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org, www.PumpLearning.org and www.PumpSystemsMatter.org, an organization created by HI to assist pump users address strategic energy management and pump system performance and optimization.