Grundfos announced the appointment of Jim Swetye, Grundfos technical training manager, to serve on the board of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for 2020-2021 as vice president of education. Swetye will be responsible for leading educational initiatives within HI. The position ensures educational content is in alignment with HI’s technical standards and guidelines, while also remaining accessible and addressing user needs. In addition to serving on the board of HI, Swetye serves on the board of HI’s educational subsidiary Pump Systems Matter (PSM) as vice chairman. PSM, the primary focal point for HI’s pump systems education and outreach, helps the pump industry and users gain a more competitive business advantage through strategic, broad-based energy management and pump system performance optimization.
Swetye has served as the chair of the first HI Educational Affairs Committee and was a founding member of Pump Systems Matter. In 2018, he received the PSM Leadership Award for his long-term and sustained efforts to develop pump system training materials and his commitment to bring high-quality pump systems educational content to a wide range of pump end users. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hiram College and a Master of Science in Education from Emporia State University.