HI Board of Directors

    • PURPOSE: 

      • Strategic planning (3-5 year plans); defining organizational priorities, values, and goals.
      • External Issues:  discuss industry and association trends, threats, and opportunities.  Serve as a forum to identify,
        debate, and define direction, forward-thinking to ensure that organizational energy, resources, competencies, and
        creativity are utilized to HI’s maximum advantage.
      • Establishing policies and procedures for the proper operation of the Institute.
      • Executive Director selection, retention, and compensation.


      • Mission, Goals and Key Strategies of Hydraulic Institute
      • Constitution & Bylaws, Corporate Policies and Procedures for HI governance
      • Ensuring adequate financial, staff and volunteer resources to accomplish HI’s mission, goals & key strategies
      • Providing leadership support to key committees to accomplish annual HI goals


      DeLancey Davis, Chairman
      Headwater Companies

      Brian Sweeney, President   
      Crane Pumps & Systems

      Class of 2021

      Scott King, Vice-President
      Gorman-Rupp, Mansfield Division

      Brian Sweeney,President
      Crane Pumps & Systems, Inc.

      Christopher Wiseman, President, Commercial and Industrial Motors and Drives
      Nidec Motor Corporation

      Class of 2022                                                     

      Karl Buscher, President
      PSG Dover 

      H.J. (Howard) Dewes, Director, W&WW Segment, Drive
      ABB LV Drives US*    

      Rob Phillips, Vice President - Global Engineering
      Flowserve Corporation

      Class of 2023                                                    

      Don Kenney, President, North America Water Systems
      Franklin Electric

      Stan Knecht, VP Engineering and Product Management

      Brian Edwards, Managing Director Legal Entity SPUSA
      Sulzer Pumps USA

      Class of 2024

      Kerby Pope, President/General Manager
      Patterson Pump Company, Mansfield Division

      Jeff DeVaul, COO and President
      Leistritz Advanced Technologies Corp.

      Tryg Dahl, VP of Technology

      VICE-PRESIDENTS (Non-voting advisory positions)

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

      Vice President, Member Services
      Randy Bennett, VP of Technology and Operations

      Vice President, Government Affairs
      Mark Chaffee, VP, Governmental Affairs & Sustainability
      TACO, Inc. 

      Vice President, Education
      Jim Swetye, Technical Training Manager

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


      John Kahren, President & Owner
      SPP Pumps

      George Harris, President and CEO
      Hydro, Inc.

      Albert F. Huber, President
      Patterson Pump Company

      John P. Miersma, President and CEO
      Iwaki America Incorporated

      John H. White, Jr., CEO   
      TACO, Inc.

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