Hydraulic Institute Honors Robert Stanbury
Robert Stanbury, vice president of engineering for Flowserve Pump Division, based in Irving, Texas, has been named the Hydraulic Institute (HI) 2003 Member of the Year.
Stanbury works out of Flowserve’s Technology Center, located in Dayton, Ohio. The award was presented to Stanbury during a closing dinner at HI’s 87th Annual Meeting, held recently in Naples, Florida.
“Robert Stanbury is recognized for his dedication and diligence for ‘making things happen.’ His knack for embracing new ideas and challenging established ones has enabled the Institute, and the pump industry worldwide, to chart new directions,” said Robert Asdal, executive director of HI. “He shares his insights into organizational changes that have in the past, and continue to, strengthen HI and our ability to serve our members.”
In particular, Asdal pointed to Stanbury’s leadership of HI’s Viscosity Correction Working Group for the last five years. Embracing a global vision, Stanbury helped find top specialists in the world to contribute to the new standard. He lead a global search that identified at least 16 different studies, papers and analysis dealing with pump performance with viscous liquids. Updating a methodology that the pump industry has relied on for over 30 years, Stanbury has also helped define specifications for new HI software for accurate calculations of the new viscosity correction method.
In addition to this work, Stanbury serves as convener of ISO TC115 SC 3, WG3 on “Performance Correction for Centrifugal Pumps Handling Viscous Liquids,” which the Institute anticipates finalizing later this year as one of its newest landmark standards. He has served as the standards voting representative for Flowserve Corporation and has been actively involved in standards-writing and a regular participant in meetings of ISO TC 115 and EUROPUMP.
With an engineering background in jet engines, mixers and fans, Stanbury began his career in the pump industry when he joined Durco Europe, a subsidiary of Flowserve Corporation, in 1995. Prior to Flowserve, he worked domestically and internationally for a number of firms including Torin, Chemineer and Rolls Royce Aero Engines, in designing rotary equipment for the industrial sector. A graduate of Cambridge University, Stanbury holds a degree in mechanical sciences. He also earned his masters degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
The 87-year old Hydraulic Institute, the largest association of pump producers in North America, serves member companies and pump users by providing product standards and forums for the exchange of industry information.
To learn about membership in the Hydraulic Institute, prospective members are invited to call HI Executive Director Bob Asdal at ++ 1 (973) 267-9700. Information on the Hydraulic Institute, its services, standards, publications and meetings, can be found at the HI web site at www.pumps.org and www.pumplearning.org. Requests may also be faxed to ++1 (973) 267-9055 or mailed to 9 Sylvan Way, Parsippany, NJ 07054, USA.
Source: Hydraulic Institute Inc.