The largest association of pump manufacturers and suppliers to the pump industry in North America, Hydraulic Institute (HI), Parsippany, N.J., inducted a new board of directors and officers during its 95th annual meeting held in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The new board will be primarily
responsible for providing organizational oversight to the Institute and guiding
the direction of its strategic plan. Dean Douglas, president of Dover Pump
Solutions Group, is the newly elected chairman of the board. Douglas served as
2011 President of HI, and received the “President’s Award” at the meeting in
recognition of his efforts and leadership in that capacity. Dennis Wierzbicki, general
manager of Grundfos, USA, assumes the HI presidency. Wierzbicki previously
served as a member of the board.
The new board also includes three
additional officers: Dave McKinstry, vice president, IMO Colfax, was re-elected
to serve as vice president, technical affairs; John Miersma, president and CEO,
Iwaki America, serves as vice president, member services; Andrew Warrington, president,
Peerless Pump Co., is the new vice president, knowledge & education.
Additional Board members include Dave
Brockway, president, Intelliquip; Tom Conroy, vice president and general
manager, Chempump, A Division of Teikoku USA Inc.; Tom Grove, executive vice
president, AESSEAL; George Harris, president and CEO, Hydro Inc.; Bob
Hendricks, vice president, Flowserve; Rich Heppe, president, Nidec Motor Co.; Bob
Pagano, president, ITT Industrial Process, Suellen Torregrosa, president,
Milton Roy Americas; and Gary Witt, president, Pentair Water.
Three past presidents of the Hydraulic
Institute will continue active participation in the organization as ex-officio
members of the board. They are Al Huber, president, Patterson Pump Co.;, Dennis
Ziegler, president and CEO, GIW Industries; and Ken Napolitano, president,
Xylem Inc., Residential & Commercial Water.