The Hydraulic Institute named Thomas L. Angle as its 2009 “Member of the Year.” Mr. Angle, vice president of product engineering for Weir Specialty Pumps, accepted the award at the Hydraulic Institute’s 93rd Annual Meeting gala in Marco Island, Fla.

The HI Board of Directors selected Mr. Angle for distinguishing himself through the level of his involvement in advancing the technical work of the Hydraulic Institute in a variety of venues. Most recently Mr. Angel served as the Co-Chair of the Pump Piping Committee responsible for publishing Rotodynamic Pumps – Pump Piping Standard (ANSI/HI 9.6.6).

Mr. Angle has served HI as Chair of the Standards Committee, Chair of the Section Chairs Committee, and Chair of the Viscosity Correction Committee; he has been active on HI’s Technical Affairs Steering Committee, Joint CPS/VPS Test Standards Committee, the Variable Speed Operations Work Group, the Slurry Pump Committee, and the Life Cycle Cost Committee. Mr. Angle has also served as a member of DOE’s Advisory Group on the Pump Systems Assessment Tool (PSAT), and is a qualified PSAT Instructor. He is also a member of the Submersible Pump Manufacturers Association (SWPA).

Mr. Angle earned a bachelor”s degree in Agricultural Engineering and a master”s degree in Engineering from the University of California at Davis.