Grundfos Group Chairman Receives American Design Award
On 5 December, Group Chairman Niels Due Jensen was honoured with the American National Ground Water Association’s (NGWA’s) Equipment Design Award for Grundfos’ compact SQ and SQE submersible pumps, which are primarily used for private water supply, but also in waterworks, agriculture and industry.
NGWA, whose members are scientists, engineers and other water industry professionals, provides advice to government representatives and the public about administration of the world’s water resources.
Thomas Downey, Chairman of the NGWA Award Committee, explains that in a review of the candidates for the NGWA Equipment Design Award for 2007, Niels Due Jensen stood out as being a step ahead of all the rest.
“Niels Due Jensen is the good example of the kind of professionalism and commitment to improving our industry which the NGWA Award Committee is seeking every year”, says the Chairman of the Committee.
With his usual focus on the use of new and innovative technology in the pump group’s products, Niels Due Jensen has been the driving force behind the development of the SQ and SQE pumps, which through robust electronics and variable engine speed are able to regulate the performance so the water pressure does not drop, even if several taps are turned on simultaneously.
Dennis Wierzbicki, Managing Director of Grundfos in the USA, who received the award on behalf of Niels Due Jensen, in his acceptance speech expressed appreciation of NGWA’s recognition of Grundfos’ Group Chairman.
“Niels Due Jensen will continue to be a motivating factor in our company in the promotion of the development of new technologies for the benefit of our customers and the environment”, he said.
Grundfos is a worldwide manufacturer of centrifugal pumps for residential, agricultural, environmental, commercial and industrial applications with 73 companies in 42 countries, and employing over 16,000 employees.