HI Contact: Peter Gaydon
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) recognized and honored Jack
Claxton, Vice President, Engineering, Patterson Pump Company, as
its Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award was recently presented to
Mr. Claxton during HI’s 2016 Annual conference in Tucson, Arizona.
Jack has more than 40 years of
service in the pump industry and has been an instrumental HI member for more
than 30 years. He is one of HI’s most well respected members and has previously
received HI’s “Member of the Year” award. He has been a pioneer within HI Technical
Affairs, lending countless hours to the betterment of the industry by chairing
the inaugural versions of several very important American National Standards.
The following are a few HI committees that have benefited
from his leadership and active involvement over the years:
Jack is also very active in the international standards community. Jack served as a member of the US Technical
Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 115 for 19 years and chaired the
committee for 11 years, and has served as the U.S. expert
to JWG 9 for ISO 10816-7 Pump Vibration, U.S. expert to ISO TC 115 WG 7
for ISO 14414 Pump System Energy Assessment, U.S. expert to ISO TC115 SC 2 WG 4
for ISO 19688 Model Testing of Pumps and is currently the Chairman of
Sub-committee 3 of ISO Technical Committee 115.
Claxton also holds a patent for a field serviceable
vertical pump and has published many articles & papers on pump piping,
vibration and hydraulic design.
According to Pete Gaydon, Technical Director, Hydraulic
Institute, “Jack Claxton is one of the most influential HI members. He has
created a lasting legacy by chairing committees that produced important
American National Standards. The level of his volunteerism throughout the years
is unmatched and the Institute, as well as the pump industry, are in a great
position because of his service.”
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