Michaud comes to the HI from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), where he is currently managing director, Global Alliances, responsible for Global Strategy Execution and International Business Development.
 
Over the last 19 years, Michaud has managed a number of ASME’s business areas including the Training and Professional Development portfolio, the Gas Turbine and Petroleum Technology Institutes as well as outreach and support for ASME’s international membership.
 
Michaud will replace Robert Asdal, who retires on 30 June 2015 after serving as executive director of the North American pump trade association for 24 years.
 
“On behalf of the entire board I am very pleased to welcome Michael Michaud as HI’s new executive director,” said George Harris, chairman of the HI board and president and CEO of Hydro Inc. “As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2017, this is a very exciting time to be a part of HI and our vision for global growth. Michael’s talent and international experience will be invaluable to us as we develop and implement strategies to realize this vision and to continue the growth that we have experienced under the leadership of Bob Asdal and the HI staff.”
 
“We are fortunate to have found someone like Mike,” said John White, HI president and CEO of Taco Inc. “He brings a unique blend of strategic vision and a solid operational experience and a track record of sustained, global growth. With a relatively new board-approved policy to admit pump and supplier OEMs outside North America as members, serving the global marketplace will become a bigger focus area for the Institute.”