Hydraulic Institute Installs New Leadership for 2019-2020

Press Release Summary:

The Hydraulic Institute forms new leadership team during 2019 HI Annual Conference at the Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. DeLancy Davis was elected to serve as HI President and John Kahren as the Chairman of the Board. Karl Buscher, David J. Wilson and Howard (H.J.) Dewes were the new members joined HI Board of directors for three-year term. HI appointed Jonathan Wiechers as VP and General Manager, Fluid Management and Jeff Bredeson as Vice President of Knowledge and Education.

Original Press Release:

Hydraulic Institute Announces Board of Directors for 2019-2020

Parsippany, NJ, April 16, 2019 – The Hydraulic Institute (HI) installed a new leadership team during the 2019 HI Annual Conference at the Vinoy® Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida.

DeLancy Davis, Franklin Electric Vice President and CEO Headwater Companies, was elected to serve as the new HI President for a two-year term. John Kahren, President, SPP Pumps Inc. and Owner, SyncroFlo, Inc., was appointed to Chairman of the Board, replacing John P. White, Chairman of Taco Comfort Solutions who had served as HI Chairman since February 2017.

Three new Board members joined the HI Board of Directors for three-year terms. Karl BuscherPresident, PSG Dover and David J. WilsonPresident, Pumps Division, Flowserve both joined as Member representatives and Howard (H.J.) DewesDirector, Marketing and Digital, ABB Drives, US joined the Board as an Associate Member representative.

Other changes include Jonathan Wiechers, VP and General Manager, Fluid Management, ARO Ingersoll Rand who was appointed to fill an open one-year term and Jeff Bredeson, President, Hydroflo who was selected as the new Vice President of Knowledge & Education for a two-year term. 

For an up to date Roster of the HI Board of Directors, please visit HI Board of Directors and Leaders page on the HI website.

The Hydraulic Institute (HI): 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 and Advocating for the Industry. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, visit www.pumps.org.

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