ITT Corporation’s Goulds Pumps brand is now accepting nominations for the annual Heart of Industry Award and the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll. These recognition programs were developed as part of Pump Appreciation Day, an ITT-sponsored celebration of pumps as the heart of industry that will take place Tuesday, April 14.

“The Heart of Industry and Pulse of Industry award programs are a unique way to recognize the dedicated people and organizations that power our industry,” said Aris Chicles, president of ITT’s Industrial Process business. “We look forward to celebrating these talented groups during our fourth annual Pump Appreciation Day celebration.”

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. Awards 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 can contact their distributors to learn more.

In addition to the Heart of Industry Award, all pump industry professionals are also encouraged 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.

An online nomination form is available at 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 March 13. Following an internal review process, officials at ITT Goulds Pumps will add honorees’ names to the Honor Roll on Those chosen 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.

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