About PSM & Board of Directors

    • Pump Systems Matter (PSM) is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational affiliate of the Hydraulic Institute

      Vision: The pump industry and its users enjoy a competitive business advantage because of strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization.

      Mission: Raise awareness of Pump Systems Matter and positively impact climate change by providing the marketplace with training, tools, and collaborative opportunities that progress sustainability practices into normal business operations.

      Conceived by the Hydraulic Institute (HI), Pump Systems MatterTM (PSM) is an educational initiative created to assist North American pump system users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management 
      and pump system performance optimization. A primary objective of the initiative is to change the decision-making process for the purchase of pumping systems. 

      Pump Systems Matter will promote educated decision-making based on life cycle costs and systems optimization concepts, thereby accounting for energy, maintenance and other significant costs factors of operating a pumping system. PSM seeks to transform the market by changing owner and operator decision-making on pumping systems from a focus on first cost to a focus on life cycle costs, while helping pump users capture significant energy-savings and performance improvements.

      Pump Systems Matter, to be successful, requires collaboration and teamwork between pump manufacturers, pump supplier OEM's, pump systems designers, contractors and users, as well as utilities, the energy efficiency program community, government agencies, academia and other associations.

      Alone, this challenge is too big for any single group. Working together, PSM Sponsors can identify the key market opportunities, technology, training, tools, education and incentive programs that will transform this market, reduce energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and place a focus on buying based on life cycle cost and total cost of ownership.

      PSM will collaborate with its stakeholders to build PSM into a significant new educational program offering unique resources of value to all participants. The PSM organization invites interested organizations to become sponsors.

      See a copy of the PSM Bylaws here: PSM Bylaws


      Geoff Wickes, Senior Product Manager
      Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

      Vice President, Knowledge and Education
      Jim Swetye, President

      Vice President, Technical Affairs 
      Jack Claxton, VP of Engineering
      Patterson Pump Company

      Vice President, Certification
      Christopher Johnson, Sr. Director of Product Engineering
      Xylem- Applied Water Systems


      Jeremy Frank, President & Co-Founder
      KFC Technologies

      Jennifer K. Muir, P.E., President
      JK Muir

      Brent Ross, Director, Director, Configured & Standard Building Products
      Armstrong Fluid Technology 

      Scott Tystad, Education Leader  

      EENGO/Utility Group:

      John Constable, Senior Engineer
      Con Edison of NY

      Nicole Dunbar, Product Manager
      Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

      Othman Mjahed, Senior Component Engineer
      Arizona Public Service Co.

      Open Seat: EENGO/Utility
      Pump Systems MatterTM (PSM), a 501(c)3 organization, is currently seeking board a member from utilities and energy efficiency non-government organizations.
      Contact Matthew Derner regarding this open seat


      Michael Michaud, Executive Director
      Hydraulic Institute


      Eric McClafferty, Partner
      Kelley Drye


      Matthew Derner, Manager, Business Development
      Hydraulic Institute, Pump Systems Matter 

      For information on sponsoring PSM or becoming a board member, contact training@pumps.org

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