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
      2018-19 Board Image

      Pictured from left-to-right: Michael Michaud, DeLancey Davis, Michael Cropper, Brent Ross, Brian Sweeney, Chris Wiseman, John White, Jr., Scott King, Christy Bermensolo, Jeremy Frank,
      Mark Chaffee, John Kahren, Paul Behnke, George Harris, John Donatiello, and Stan Knecht.
      Not pictured: Kim Jackson, Oakley Roberts and Mark Johnson


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

           John Kahren
            SPP Pumps, Inc.

      Class of 2019 

           DeLancey Davis, President  
           Headwater Companies                                                         

           John Donatiello, Vice President Global End User Sales & Service   
            John Crane Inc.

           Kim Jackson, President, Industrial Pump Organization
       Flowserve Corporation

      Class of 2020

           Christy Bermensolo, CEO  
            Engineered Software, Inc.

           Oakley Roberts, VP, Product Management and Global Sales  
            ARO Fluid Products, Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies

           Brent Ross, Director - Core/Hydronics Customer Solutions Group
            Armstrong Fluid Technology

      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

      VICE-PRESIDENTS (Non-voting advisory positions)

      Vice President, Technical Affairs 
      Michael S. Cropper, Director - Technology 
      Sulzer Pumps (US) Inc.

      Vice President, Member Services 
      Mark Johnson, Business Development Manager - AODD Pumps
      Iwaki America Incorporated

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

      Vice-President, Knowledge and Education
      Jeremy Frank, President/CEO
      KCF Technologies, Inc. 

      Vice President, Certification & Technical Programs
      Paul Behnke, Director, Global Design Centers
      ITT - Industrial Process


      George Harris, President and CEO
      Hydro, Inc.

      Albert F. Huber, President
      Patterson Pump Company

      John P. Miersma, President and CEO
      Iwaki America Incorporated

      Ken Napolitano, President
      Xylem Inc. - Applied Water Systems