Jim Swetye, Grundfos technical training manager, has been named to serve on the board of the Hydraulic Institute for 2020-2021 as vice president of education.

“It is really an honor to be entrusted with this role as an educator,” says Swetye. “For me, the great thing about this organization is that we at the Hydraulic Institute can continue to develop training based on the knowledge and skill sets needed to assure that sound technical decisions are made concerning the world’s pumping systems. And these systems are a critical part of global infrastructure.”

As vice president of education, Swetye is 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.