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Expert in Centrifugal Pump Design, Centrifugal Pump Application, Aftermarket Operations

Expert ID: 726255 Pennsylvania, USA

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Expert started work for Ingersoll-Rand in 1974 designing pumps for the SSN 688 and Trident submarines. He worked side-by-side with many renowned pump designers during his tenure with Ingersoll: Dr. Paul Cooper, Igor Karassik, Val Lobonoff, and Fred Antunes.

In 1990, Expert went to work with his good friend Dr. Elemer Makay to improve his skills in the root cause analysis of degraded pumping systems and to apply state-of-the-art designs for improving pump life and performance. During this period, Michal helped pioneer the majority of manufacturing and inspection processes for significant improvements in pump reliability and reduction in the total life cycle cost of pumping systems.

Expert currently works with many customers in varied markets in the training of personnel, specification development, root cause analysis, and the implementation of strategic programs to upgrade pumping systems to best-in-class standards. Expert is currently a member of the ASME Pump & Valve Testing committee.

His mission is to make customers best-in-class in their industry with regards to pump operating cost by increasing their knowledge of the generic issues of pump degradation/failure and their solutions, and by supporting integration of improved specifications and procedures to obtain consistent results to an upgraded process.

He is president of a consulting firm that specializes in centrifugal pump design and applications.As president of a consulting firm, he has implemented strategic programs for increasing the reliability and life of centrifugal pumps for several corporations in the fossil and nuclear utilities industry.He regularly provides independent oversight of centrifugal pump inspections and repairs.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Lehigh University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department:
He is owner and president of a consulting company that specializes in centrifugal pump design and application. He is responsible for engineering services, strategic planning, sales, and the overall operation of the company.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2000 Employer: Ingersoll-Dresser Pump Company Title: Vice President Department: Worldwide Aftermarket
He had P&L responsibility for a $350 million aftermarket business.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: HydroAire Title: President Department:
He was responsible for marketing, sales, and engineering.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Liberty Technologies Title: Vice President Department: Marketing
He was responsible for the growth of sales and marketing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1974 to 1989 Employer: Ingersoll-Rand Corporation Title: Various Department: Various
He was responsible for aftermarket, marketing worldwide, engineering efforts, and sales.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1974 to 1976 Agency: US Navy Role: Design Engineer Description: He designed pumps for the Navy nuclear submarine problem while an employee of Ingersoll-Rand.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
Member of ASME Pump & Valve ISTB Committee
Publications and Patents Summary
He has written the Vertical Pump Maintenance Guide for the Electric Power Research Institute, and several articles published in Pumps & Systems magazine.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He provides centrifugal pump training focusing on improving reliability and life by understanding pump design, generic failure mechanisms, and available solutions.
Marketing Experience
He is highly involved in the fossil and nuclear utility industries as well as the pump repair industry.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He is moderately proficient in Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

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