Hydraulic Institute announces 2011 Board of Directors, officers.

Press Release Summary:

Hydraulic Institute 2011 Board of Directors and Officers will primarily be responsible for providing organizational oversight as well as guiding direction of strategic plan. ITT - Residential and Commercial Water President Ken Napolitano will serve as Chairman of the Board, while Board itself will include 3 vice presidents: Dave McKinstry (Technical Affairs), Dave Roland (Member Services), and Mike Medaska (Knowledge and Education). Additionally, 6 other Board members were named.

Original Press Release:

Hydraulic Institute Announces 2011 Board of Directors and Officers

Parsippany, NJ -- The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, and the global authority on pumps and pumping systems, announced its 2011 Board of Directors and Officers during its 94th Annual Meeting recently held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The new Board will be primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to the Institute and guiding the direction of its strategic plan.

Ken Napolitano, President, ITT - Residential & Commercial Water, is the newly elected Chairman of the Board. Mr. Napolitano served as 2010 President of HI, and received the prestigious "President's Award" at the meeting gala in recognition for his efforts and leadership in that capacity. Dean Douglas, President, Dover Pump Solutions Group, will assume the HI Presidency. Mr. Douglas who previously served HI as Vice President, Member Services in 2010, was recognized for this service and received HI's highly respected "Vice President's Award".

The new Board also includes three Vice Presidents: Dave McKinstry, Vice President, IMO Colfax, was re-elected to serve as Vice President of Technical Affairs; Dave Roland, President, Pentair Water - Engineered Flow GBU, will serve as Vice President, Member Services; Mike Medaska, Vice President, ARO Fluid Products, is the new Vice President, Knowledge & Education.

Additional Board members include:
  • Rich Heppe, President, Nidec Motor Corporation
  • Chad Tuttle, COO Americas, CLYDEUNION
  • Dave Brockway, President, Intelliquip, Inc.
  • Tom Conroy, Vice President & General Manager, Chempump - A Division of Teikoku USA Inc.
  • Bob Hendricks, Vice President, Flowserve
  • Suellen Torregrosa, Vice President & General Manager, Hamilton/Sundstrand
  • Dennis Wierzbicki, General Manager, Grundfos, USA

    Past Presidents of the Hydraulic Institute, Al Huber, President, Paterson Pump Company, John Miersma, Vice President, CFO and COO, Iwaki America, Inc. and Dennis Ziegler, President and CEO, GIW Industries, Inc. will continue active participation in the organization as ex-officio members of Board.

    About the Hydraulic Institute: The Mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to serve the pump industry as a forum for the exchange of information while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org and www.PumpLearning.org.

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    Patrick Maloney
    Marketing and Communications Administrator
    Hydraulic Institute
    6 Campus Drive
    1st Floor, North
    Parsippany, NJ 07054
    (973) 267-9700 x124
    (973) 267-9055 fax


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