Pump Appreciation Day is a global event that honours pump industry professionals and promotes heart-healthy activities.
 
“On Pump Appreciation Day, we celebrate pumps as an essential machine in the global industrial market, and recognize the people and organizations that design, manufacture, install and service them,” said Aris Chicles, president of ITT Industrial Process. “That’s why we spotlight our industry’s successes with our annual award program, and pay tribute to the men, women and organizations that help drive modern manufacturing forward.”
 
ITT is presenting 2015 Heart of Industry Awards to seven organizations, while eight people have been named to the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll.
 
In addition to recognizing industrial pumps as the heart of industry, the event also focuses on another pump - the human heart.
 
For the second year, ITT’s Goulds Pumps will host a heart walk at its manufacturing locations worldwide to promote heart-healthy behaviour and to raise money to support it.
 
All the proceeds from this year’s PumpStrong Heart Walk will be donated to the international Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, which is supported by the American Heart Association and its global partners. The ECC Program promotes training and adoption of proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) methods.
 
An online World of Pumps Quiz, which tests participants’ knowledge of the pump industry and its products, attracted more than 8800 unique visitors from 117 countries in the months leading up to Pump Appreciation Day.