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Hydraulic Institute Announces Standards VIPs

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Hydraulic Institute Announces Standards VIPs

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recognized the 2011 Standards VIP (Very Important Participant) recipients at the 2012 HI Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The VIP program, which began in 2010, recognizes individual HI members who go above and beyond in their contribution to the development of ANSI/HI Pump Standards, guidelines and education and training programs.  New Standards VIPs as well as those who achieved the next milestone level of VIP service were honored at the HI Annual Meeting in February.

Individuals eligible for the Standards VIP program must be an active contributor on one or more committees and employed by an HI Member or Standards Partner company in good standing with the Institute.  VIPs also receive honorary pins for their dedication and hard work.  Pins are distributed for the first year of VIP service and every fifth anniversary thereafter.  The pins contain a gemstone that reflects the number of years of VIP service.

Distinguished recipients who achieved milestone VIP service pins for 2011include:

  • Arnold Sdano, Pentair Water − Engineered Flow – 20 years
  • Randal Ferman, ekwestral corp – 15 years
  • John Anspach, John Anspach Consulting – 10 years
  • David Brockway, Intelliquip, LCC – 10 years

    The 2011 Standards VIPs are representatives of the following HI Member and Standards Partner Companies:

A.R. Wilfley & Sons, Inc.


A.W. Chesterton Company Armstrong Limited
Blacoh Fluid Controls, Inc.


CDM Smith EagleBurgmann Industries LP
ekwestral corp


Flowserve Corporation GIW Industries, Inc.
Grundfos Pump Corporation


Healy Engineering, Inc. IMO Colfax
Inpro/Seal LLC


Intelliquip, LLC ITT – Industrial Process
John Anspach Consulting


John Crane, Inc Leistritz Corporation
LEWA Pumps & Systems


MWH Americas, Inc. National Pump Company
Neptune Chemical Pump Company


Nidec Motor Corporation Patterson Pump Company
Peerless Pump Company Pentair Water – Engineered Flow Pump Design, Development & Diagnostics, LLC
Schneider Electric – Square D


Siemens Industry, Inc. SJE Rhombus®
Smith & Loveless, Inc.


Sulzer Process Pumps (US), Inc. Sulzer Pumps (US), Inc.
TACO, Inc.


Weir Floway, Inc. Weir Minerals North America
Xylem – Residential & Commercial Water Xylem – Water & Wastewater Yeomans Chicago Corporation

To find out more information about the Standards VIP program and learn how you can become a Standards VIP visit:  or contact Karen Anderson at today.

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 members companies and its Standards Partners,

Pump Systems Matter (PSM) is an educational initiative created by the Hydraulic Institute to assist North American pump users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump systems performance optimization. PSM’s Mission is to provide the marketplace with tools and collaborative opportunities to integrate pump systems performance optimization and efficient energy management practices into normal business operations.  For more information visit:

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