Feb 27, 2012

Hydraulic Institute Names Al Iseppon Member of the Year

Iseppon has participated in many standards committees, worked volunteer hours

The Hydraulic Institute (HI) named Al Iseppon, senior new product engineer for Pentair Water, as its 2011 Member of the Year. The award was conferred on Iseppon at HI’s 95th annual meeting gala, which took place recently in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The HI board of directors selected Iseppon for distinguishing himself by the level and intensity of his involvement with HI and for advancing its technical work.

Iseppon has been an active participant in HI for more than 20 years. He has been instrumental in shaping the direction of future standards work within HI and has been a leader and contributor on many standards- and guideline-writing committees. In 2006 he was elected vice chair of the standards committee. He helped streamline the standards development process, reduce time to publication and eliminate the bottlenecks associated with compliance to the ANSI five-year reaffirmation process.

Iseppon became chairman of the HI Standards Committee in 2010. He has given countless volunteer hours, not only in this role, but as a member of the Technical Affairs Steering Committee, chair of the Rotodynamic (centrifugal) Pump Test Committee and the Rotodynamic (centrifugal) Design and Applications (1.3) subcommittee, and co-chair of the Rotodynamic (vertical) Design and Applications (2.3) subcommittee. He has accepted responsibility for leading the overhaul and integration of HI’s hallmark centrifugal and vertical pump standards as well.

“Al has been a major contributor to HI in terms of his development work on standards and guidelines and his participation on the committees that provide oversight and direction for HI technical affairs,” said Gregg Romanyshyn, technical director for HI. “He serves on numerous committees and contributes wherever possible. He is an excellent role model for the Future Engineering Leaders and is highly respected by HI members as well as HI staff.”