SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (Jan. 10, 2013) – ITT Goulds Pumps is now accepting nominations for the Heart of Industry Award and the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll. These recognition programs were developed as part of Pump Appreciation Day—a worldwide celebration of pumps as the heart of industry that will take place Tuesday, April 9.
"Pumps function as the heart of industry, and it's a pleasure for ITT Goulds Pumps to honor the talented people and organizations that keep pumps running smoothly and efficiently," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of the ITT Industrial Process business, which includes ITT Goulds Pumps. "We hope to recognize as many of these hard-working organizations and individuals as we can, and look forward to celebrating honorees as part of the second annual Pump Appreciation Day."
The Heart of Industry Award recognizes industrial operations for excellence in using pump technology to improve plant processing, satisfy customers and enhance our modern way of life. Honors will go to companies or plants nominated by ITT Goulds Pumps sales offices and distributors, with a limit of one award-winner per office. Organizations using ITT Goulds Pumps products and services are encouraged to contact their distributors to learn more.
Anyone in a pump-related industry has the opportunity to submit nominations for the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll. This individual recognition program is intended for people who want to commend co-workers and colleagues for their exceptional work in pump operations, maintenance or optimization.
A brief online nomination form is available at www.PumpAppreciationDay.com. Nominators have the option to include a photo and a short story about the nominee. Criteria for being honored include:
- Improving pump efficiency
- Providing outstanding maintenance
- Solving engineering or manufacturing challenges
- Exceeding expectations and providing extra effort to keep pumps running
- Exemplifying high-quality customer service
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 1. Following an internal review process, officials at ITT Goulds Pumps will add honorees' names to the Honor Roll on www.PumpAppreciationDay.com. Chosen nominees for the Heart of Industry Award and the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll will be notified by email and will also receive special recognition on Pump Appreciation Day.
ITT is a manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2011 revenues of $2.1 billion.
ITT Goulds Pumps is a manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets—including chemical, mining, oil & gas, power generation, pulp and paper and general industry.