Standards Partner of the Year

    • Standards Partner of the Year

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      William Marscher, President & Technical Director, Mechanical Solutions Inc.

      William has been selected as the 2018 Standards Partner of the Year. Mr. Marscher has spent over 45 years working in the pump industry and spent much of that time volunteered with many national and international organizations sharing knowledge and developing standards. William has contributed to the industry by authoring many, highly valued industry publications as well as conducting webinars and training courses.

      Since Mechanical Solutions joined HI as a Standards Partners when the category was first created, William has been active in numerous committees serving as both a leader and a volunteer; while encouraging others within his organization to do the same. His recent participation has helped advance the technical work of the Hydraulic Institute on: ANSI/HI 9.6.4 Rotodynamic Pumps for Vibration Measurement and Allowable Values where he served as Vice-chair, and ANSI/HI 9.6.8 Vibration Dynamics Guideline where he served on the steering committee for this first of its kind guideline.


      Standards Partner of the Year Award

      Typically given on an annual basis, the Technical Affairs Steering Committee (TASC) awards the “Standards Partner of the Year” designation upon a deserving individual based on established criteria. 

      The designation is not always awarded on an annual basis, only when a deserving individual is identified.    The Technical Affairs Steering Committee (TASC) seeks recommendations for this award and, based on merit, awards an individual annually.

      Criteria

      This award is established to recognize the efforts and contributions of Standard Partners who have made a significant impact within their current position and have also contributed to the advancement of the work of the Hydraulic Institute. Nominees must be employed by a Standards Partner in good-standing.

      Annually the TASC will seek nominees from the members, Standards Partners and HI staff for individuals for consideration that meet the following criteria:

      • Personal support of HI and its mission
      • Support of deliverables over a period of years
      • A nominee should have made a significant accomplishment and/or a major contribution to the industry, in his or her position at standard partner company
      • A nominee should have made a significant accomplishment, either with the creation or contribution to a standard, technical guideline, educational initiative, program or activity of the Institute or programs important to the industry through providing exceptional voluntary efforts in one or more areas

      The Award is given at the discretion of the TASC only when a deserving candidate is nominated.

      It is recommended, but not required, that TASC seek wide-spread input from HI staff and the overall HI membership, inviting nominations in particular from HI 5+ Standards VIPs who wish to nominate a Standards Partner.

      Recipients can only receive an award on a one-time basis.


      Recognition

      TASC will make a final recommendation and vote for approval for the Standards Partner of the Year award recipient at the Fall Conference.  The award will presented without prior knowledge of the recipient.  The individual will be presented with a plaque at the Annual Conference.  A press release is issued by the Institute, and is often coordinated with the member’s corporate PR department to achieve the greatest publicity for the award.  A webpage on the HI site will be dedicated to announce the winner and will include his or her bio and photo, a company link, and a description of why the candidate was chosen. 


      Call for Nominees

      At the Technical meeting, TASC will call for nominations for the award. Individuals deserving of such recognition should be nominated with documentation of accomplishments that qualify that individual.  


      Past Standards Partner of the Year Recipients


      2017   Ernest Sturtz  CDM Smith – Water Services
           


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