HI Announces 2016 Member of the Year

      Hydraulic Institute Announces 2016 Member of the Year Award; Michael Coussens, Director of Development and Chief Engineer – Peerless Pump Company, Receives Honor

      HI Contact: Peter Gaydon

      973-267-9700 x 119



      The Hydraulic Institute (HI) Board of Directors named Michael Coussens, Director of Development and Chief Engineer – Peerless Pump Company, as its 2016 Member of the Year.  The award was conferred to Mr. Coussens at HI’s 2017 Annual Conference & Centennial Celebration Gala held March 10th at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, in Orlando, Florida.

      Michael was selected for his tireless dedication to HI standards development, volunteerism, and his many significant technical contributions to the industry. He has held leadership positions on more than 8 technical committees over the past 8 years. Currently, Michael holds leadership positions as:

      • Chair of Rotodynamic Pump Design & Operation Section
      • Vice-Chair Standards Committee
      • Chair 9.6.7 Effects of Liquid Viscosity on Rotodynamic Pump Performance
      • Co-Chair 14.3 Rotodynamic Pump Design & Application
      • Co-Chair 40.7 HI Program Guide for HI Pump Test Laboratory Approval
      • Vice-Chair Fire Pump Committee
      • Vice-Chair 14.6 Rotodynamic Pump Test

      Pete Gaydon, Technical Director, Hydraulic Institute, added, “Michael distinguishes himself by the level and extent of his leadership to advance the technical work of HI on many levels. With his calm demeanor and attention to detail, he has been a great mentor and role model for our young engineers.  His tireless dedication to standards development and many significant technical contributions to the industry sets him apart.”

      For more information regarding HI and how to become a member and actively participate on one of its many committees, please contact Pete Gaydon, Director, Technical Affairs, at pgaydon@pumps.org or 973.267.9700 x119.

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      The Hydraulic Institute: Advancing the pump manufacturing industry by becoming the world’s resource for pumping solutions by: Addressing Pump Systems, Developing Standards, Expanding Knowledge and Resources, Educating the Marketplace and Advocating for the Industry.  For more information on the Hydraulic Institute, visit www.Pumps.org.

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