Michael Mueller, Manager – Global Engineering Standards at Flowserve, recently received the 2018 Member of the Year award from the Hydraulic Institute (HI). The award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, by John Kahren, chairman of HI and president of SyncroFlo.
In his introduction of the award winner, Mr. Kahren noted Michael’s “dedication, volunteerism and leadership within HI” during more than 13 years of involvement with the organization. “His knowledge of pump and sealing system design, coupled with his passion for driving productivity and process efficiency through the identification and advocacy of best practices, are well aligned with the mission and activities of the Hydraulic Institute,” added the chairman.
HI’s selection of Michael was in part due to the “level and extent” of his leadership positions on various technical committees:
- Chair, 9.1-9.5 General Guidelines - Pumps
- Co-Chair, 14.1-14.2 Rotodynamic Pumps for Nomenclature & Definition
- Vice-chair, 20.3 Rotodynamic Pump Efficiency Prediction
- Vice-chair, Electronic Data Exchange
- Vice-chair, General Standards Section
Gajanan Pol, Director of Engineering at Flowserve, was not surprised by HI’s selection. “Michael is dedicated to advancing the field of pumps and sealing systems, and he is equally dedicated to sharing his expertise with others, both within Flowserve and across the industry itself.” He added that Michael’s focus is an example of Flowserve’s purpose of making the world better for everyone through our flow control solutions.
A principal engineer on Flowserve’s Engineering Standardization team, Michael has been with Flowserve since 1991, joining as a reliability engineer. During his career, he has held various roles in Quality, Order Engineering and Engineering Standardization and has served as a subject matter expert.
Congratulations to Michael for receiving this prestigious award and representing Flowserve at the industry level.