Mary Maul Named Director of Knowledge & Education at the HI


The Hydraulic Institute (HI), North America’s largest pump association and global authority on pumps and pumping systems, has named Mary K. Maul as its new director of knowledge and education.

In this newly-formed position, Maul will be responsible for developing, marketing and creating the funding for educational programs as well as certification and credentialing initiatives that advance the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. These functions, which also include the development of the organization’s short- and long-term educational planning strategies, will be coordinated directly with associated committees, volunteers, members and HI’s sister organization Pump Systems Matter™ (PSM).

“We are thrilled to extend our organization’s capabilities with Mary’s wealth of educational programming and continuing education expertise,” says Robert Asdal, the Hydraulic Institute’s executive director. “We are sure she will help us achieve our goal of becoming the foremost global authority on pumps and pumping systems, while offering a wide package of informational, value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide.”

To the HI position, Maul brings more than 15 years of senior-level management experience driving the educational initiatives of several leading trade and educational organizations. Most recently, she served as the director of education at the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), which she joined in 2001. For five years, Maul directed all of the Society’s educational initiatives including the development of new educational and e-learning products and services for more than 48,000 members as well as coordinated with volunteer leadership committees to define strategic objectives and educational program priorities.

Before NSPE, Maul held the position of professional development & programs center manager at the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science in Alexandria, Virginia. For nearly a decade, she supported the coordination of nearly 150 professional development programs in addition to preparing and continually updating the content of numerous career development certification programs.

A resident of Alexandra, Virginia, Maul holds a M.A. degree in International Affairs from The American University in Washington, DC and a bachelor of art’s degree in International Relations from Boston University in Massachusetts. She also studied (subject) at the University of Haifa in Israel and is a graduate of the ASTD E-Learning Instructional Design Certification Program.

A member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE), Maul has also addressed the Society of American Military Engineers on the topic of “Becoming a Professional Engineer” and the World Conference on Continuing Education on “The Role of Professional Societies in Continuing Engineering Education.”

About the Hydraulic Institute

The Hydraulic Institute (HI), the largest association of pump producers in North America, is a global authority on pumps and pumping systems. Its mission is to serve as a forum for the exchange of industry information, while providing value-added services to member companies and pump users worldwide. This includes the development and delivery of comprehensive industry standards as well as the expansion of knowledge that effectively advances the application, testing, installation, operation and maintenance of pumps and pumping systems. See for more detailed information.

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