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Hydraulic Institute issues Lifetime Achievement Award.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 25, 2009 - Dave McKinstry, Vice President of Marketing for Colfax/IMO Pump, was awarded the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented at the 92nd HI Annual Meeting, the award recognized McKinstry's lifetime of contributions to HI as well as his technical involvement and leadership. In addition to standards writing, his achievements include roles such as Vice Chairman and Chairman for various projects, service on numerous committees, and acting as Standards Voting Representative.

Pump Systems Matter - Parsippany, NJ

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Hydraulic Institute Honors Dave McKinstry with Lifetime Achievement Award

Press release date: Mar 11, 2009

Parsippany, NJ, March 11, 2009 - Dave McKinstry, Vice President of Marketing for Colfax/IMO Pump, has been awarded the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was presented to Mr. McKinstry at the 92nd HI Annual Meeting recently held in Marco Island, Florida.

Mr. McKinstry, who was also the 2002 HI Member of the Year, was recognized for his lifetime of contributions to the Hydraulic Institute and for his technical involvement and leadership with HI. His efforts participating on HI committees in volunteer leadership roles have made a significant impact within the Institute and the pump industry.

Mr. McKinstry has served as Chairman of the ISO/TC 115 SC-3 since February 2000, which represents the United States pump industry through the Hydraulic Institute before ISO/TC 115. He also serves as group Vice Chairman to ISO/TC 115.

Mr. McKinstry was the Chairman for the new Positive Displacement Pumps e-Learning project, where he was both champion and advocate in the creation of HI's new world class, web-based, e-Learning program for the pump industry.

In past years, he has served on numerous committees including Standards, Technical Affairs, Steering Committee and Technical Business Planning & Marketing, as well as the HI and Pump Systems Matter (PSM) Board of Directors.

He authored the new Standards Companion document which is used in leadership training for HI technical committee officers and members. For many years, he served as the Standards Voting Representative for the Rotary Pump Section for his company and is actively involved in standards-writing.

"Dave is an international ambassador for HI, working with Europump and ISO," said Robert Asdal, Executive Director of HI. "He is widely regarded and respected for his domestic and international knowledge of pump companies, the pump industry and their associated standards. He bridges the gap between standards development, technical/business strategy and executive leadership."

Additionally, at the HI Annual Meeting, Mr. McKinstry was re-elected to serve as HI's Vice President of Technical Affairs until February 2010.

Colfax/IMO is a member of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump producers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America. HI's 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. For more information about the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org. For information on the PD Pump e-Learning course referenced above, please visit www.PumpLearning.org.