April 10, 2023
New Officers and Members Appointed during Annual Conference
Parsippany, NJ, April 10, 2023 – 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, installed new leadership during the 2023 Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ.
Brian Sweeney, President, Crane Pumps & Systems, transitioned from Board President into the Chairman role. Scott King, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Gorman-Rupp Company, was appointed as the Board President. John Donatiello, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Hydro, Inc. assumed the role of Treasurer and Charles Pope, President and General Manager, Patterson Pump Company, transitioned into the role of Secretary. Each officer serves a one-year term that ends in February 2024.
In addition to the officers, four new members joined the HI board. David Flinton, Senior Vice President, Chief Innovation, Technology and Product Management Officer, Xylem; Troy Pickering, Chief Executive Officer, Simflo and Albert Pouria, Chief Executive Officer, Sun Star Electric began three-year terms which will end in 2026. Mike Mancuso, VP Marketing and Technology, Flowserve Corp. began a two-year term, which will end in 2025.
Outgoing Chairman, DeLancey Davis, CEO, Headwater Companies, will continue to serve as an ex-officio member of Board.
The HI Board is primarily responsible for providing organizational oversight to the Institute and guiding the direction of its strategic plan.
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About the Hydraulic Institute (HI)
Founded in 1917, the Hydraulic Institute (HI) is the largest association of pump manufacturers in North America. As the global authority on pumps and pump systems, HI develops standards and technical resources including application guidebooks, online tools, and calculators. HI manages efficiency programs that stem from its advocacy work with the US Department of Energy including the HI Energy Rating label that is used to identify efficient equipment and the Pump System Assessment Professional (PSAP) certification that designates qualified individuals. Both programs work to promote the efficient use of pumps and pumping systems. The Institute’s educational subsidiary, Pump Systems Matter (PSM), provides product neutral training on energy efficiency, reliability, and effective applications of pump systems through an extensive catalog of live, virtual, and on-demand courses and webinars.