Hydraulic Institute Announces Appointment of New Board of Directors

New Officers and Members Appointed during Virtual Annual Conference

Parsippany, NJ, April 1, 2021 – 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, installed new leadership during the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. During this conference, DeLancey Davis, President, Franklin Electric Industrial transitioned from Board President into the Chairman role and Brian Sweeney, President Crane Pumps & Systems was elected as the new Board President, each for a two-year term.

In addition, three new members joined the board for three-year terms:

  • Kerby Pope, President and General Manager, Patterson Pump Company
  • Jeffery De Vaul, Chief Operating Officer and President, Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp. 
  • Trygve Dahl, Vice-President and General Manager, Intelliquip, an FPX Company

Lastly, the following additions were confirmed to fill vacancies:

  • Vice-President of Education, Andrew LeBlanc, Product Manager, Grundfos, term ending February 2022
  • Board member, Brian Edwards, Managing Director, Sulzer, term ending February 2023

The new Board will be primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to the Institute and guiding the direction of its strategic plan.

Past Presidents of the Hydraulic Institute, John Kahren, President, SPP Pumps and John H. White, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, TACO, will continue active participation in the organization as ex-officio members of Board.

About the Hydraulic Institute (HI)

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) centers the pump industry around excellence and efficiency to power everyday life. HI’s mission is to advance the pump manufacturing industry by becoming the world’s resource for pumping solutions and advancements in the industry by: Addressing Pump Systems, Developing Standards, Expanding Knowledge and Resources, Educating the Marketplace and Advocating for the Industry.

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HI Contact:
Denielle Giordano
(862) 242-5778

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