Pump Systems Matter announces 2013 Board of Directors.

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Pump Systems Matter (PSM), 501(c)3 training subsidiary of Hydraulic Institute (HI), announced 2013 Board of Directors and Officers during HI's Annual Meeting in Fort Myers, FL. Primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to PSM and guiding direction of its strategic training plan, Board will include Geoff Wickes as Chairman as well as Dennis Wierzbicki, Robert K. Asdal, Dean Douglas, John Miersma, Mick Cropper, Ann Garbow, and Bruce Lung.

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Pump Systems Matter Announces 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors and Officers

Parsippany, NJ – Pump Systems Matter (PSM) the 501(c)3 training subsidiary of the Hydraulic Institute (HI), announced the 2013 Board of Directors and Officers during HI’s Annual Meeting recently held in Fort Myers, Florida. The new Board will be primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to PSM and guiding the direction of its strategic training plan.

Geoff Wickes, Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), was acknowledged as and will remain Chairman of the Board for 2013.

Additional PSM Board members include:

• Dennis Wierzbicki, President, Grundfos USA

• Robert K. Asdal, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute

• Dean Douglas, President, Dover Pump Solutions Group

• John Miersma, President & CEO, Iwaki America Incorporated

• Mick Cropper, Director, Product Development, Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc.

• Ann Garbow, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, Xcel Energy

• Bruce Lung, Director, Industrial Team, Alliance to Save Energy (non-voting member)

The Board of Directors approves and oversees all educational and training initiatives created by HI’s Educational Affairs Steering Committee. During 2013, PSM plans to offer nearly fifty webinars to the pump industry on subjects such as Pump Systems Optimization, Variable Speed Drives, Slurry Pumps, Mechanical Seals, Rotodynamic Pump Acceptance Testing, Electronic Data Exchange, and Energy Efficiency. The next complimentary webinar entitled 10 Ways to Save Energy in Pumping Systems will provide you with the top ways to improve energy efficiency in your pumping systems now. Examples of topics to be covered are; selection, right sizing the pump, trimming the impeller, use of variable speed drives and control valves, and much more will be held on May 2, 2013 at 1:00pm EDT. To register for upcoming webinars and to view the full list of webinars offered please visit www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

PSM is set to unveil the Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency & Bottom-line Savings hybrid online course. The series consists of 3 self-paced online modules containing pre-work training and a live 1-hour webinar to follow each module. The series covers pumping system optimization, screening and analysis, and life cycle cost analysis and action planning. The first live webinar session will be held on June 3rd, the second session will be held on June 10th, and the final session will be held on June 17th. Registration closes on May 30, 2013.

PSM continues to offer the highly-regarded Pump Systems Optimization: Energy Efficiency & Bottom-line Savings in-person course which is designed to help pump users learn how to identify and reduce hidden operating and energy costs in their pump systems, improving efficiency and ultimately increasing the profitability of their businesses. This in-person course can be hosted by organizations at their choice location and time and can be offered to their customers, distributors, and employees. For more information on the Pump Systems Optimization course please visit www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

Pump Systems Matter is a non-profit educational organization established by the Hydraulic Institute, and leading utilities and energy efficiency organizations, to educate the industry on the benefits to pump systems optimization and energy efficiency to improve bottom-line savings of end-user companies. For information and registration details on educational offerings visit the Pump Systems Matter website at www.PumpSystemsMatter.org.

About the Hydraulic Institute: The mission of the Hydraulic Institute is to be a value-adding resource to member companies, engineering consulting firms, and pump users worldwide by developing and delivering comprehensive industry standards, expanding knowledge by providing education and tools for the effective application, testing, installation, operation, maintenance, and performance optimization of pumps and pumping systems, and by serving as a forum for the exchange of industry information. For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, its member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org.

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