Hydraulic Institute names Paul Ruzicka its 2015 Member of the Year

Paul Ruzicka (center) receives his award alongside Michael Cooper, HI’s vice president of technical affairs and Peter Gaydon, HI’s technical director.

The Hydraulic Institute named Paul Ruzicka, global COE residential, commercial waste water and chief engineer, Xylem Inc. - Applied Water Systems as its 2015 Member of the Year.  The award was given to Ruzicka at the Hydraulic Institute’s 2016 Annual conference.

The HI Board of Directors selected Ruzicka for his commitment to the Hydraulic Institute in both leading and actively participating in numerous HI committees in the advancement of the Institute’s technical work as well as in guiding young engineers within the Institute’s extensive technical organization.

This is the third time in five years, Ruzicka has been recognized for his contribution and service to the institute.He has held leadership positions on more than 10 technical and education committees over the past two years and in 2015 went above and beyond to support the industry as HI’s technical representative at the Department of Energy’s public hearing regarding the proposed energy conservation standard for pumps.

He currently holds leadership positions as:

  • Chair of (ANSI/HI 11.6) Rotodynamic Submersible Pump Test
  • Co-Chair of (HI 40.6 DOE) Methods for Rotodynamic Pump Efficiency Testing
  • Co-Chair of (ANSI/HI 14.4) - Rotodynamic Pump IOM
  • Co-Chair of DOE Final Rule Review Committee
  • Co-Chair of DOE Regulation Education Committee
  • Vice-chair of (ANSI/HI 14.3) - Rotodynamic Pump Design & Application

“Paul distinguishes himself for the level and extent of his involvement thus advancing the technical work of the Hydraulic Institute on many levels,” said Pete Gaydon, the institute’s technical director. “His tireless dedication to standards development, volunteerism, his leadership with HI and his many significant technical contributions to the industry sets him apart.”

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