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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HYDRAULIC INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Parsippany, NJ, March 9, 2010 - - The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, and the global authority on pumps and pumping systems, announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Officers during its 93rd Annual Meeting recently held on Marco Island, Florida. The new Board will be primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to the Institute and guiding the direction of its strategic plan.
Dennis Ziegler, President and CEO of GIW Industries, Inc., is the newly elected Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ziegler served as 2009 President of HI, and received the prestigious “President’s Award” at the meeting gala in recognition for his efforts and leadership in that capacity. Ken Napolitano, President, ITT Residential & Commercial Water, will assume the HI Presidency. Mr. Napolitano who previously served HI as Vice President, Knowledge & Education in 2009, was recognized for this service and received HI’s highly respected “Vice President’s Award”.
The new Board also includes three Vice Presidents: Dave McKinstry, Vice President, IMO Pump, was re-elected to serve as Vice President of Technical Affairs; Dean Douglas, President, Dover Pump Solutions Group will serve as Vice President, Member Services; Jim Swetye, Regional Training Manager, Grundfos Pumps USA, is the new Vice President, Knowledge & Education.
Additional Board members include:
Past Presidents of the Hydraulic Institute, Al Huber, President, Paterson Pump Company and John Miersma, Vice President, CFO and COO of Iwaki America, Inc. will continue active participation in the organization as ex-officio members of Board.
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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 member companies and its Standards Partners, visit www.Pumps.org and www.PumpLearning.org.