Flowserve Corp. announced that Thomas E. Ferguson has been elected president of the Hydraulic Institute for 2006-2007. He will also serve as a member of the board of directors.

Ferguson, an industry veteran, is a vice president of Flowserve Corp. and president of Flowserve Pumps. He has more than 24 years of experience in the flow control industry, including more than 15 years with Flowserve and one of its predecessor companies, BW/IP International.

The Hydraulic Institute is the largest association of pump producers and suppliers in North America. The Institute serves member companies and end-users by developing comprehensive industry standards, providing education and tools, and operating as a forum for information on pumps and pumping systems. It also works to promote the profitability and cost-effectiveness of the pump industry.

The president of the Hydraulic Institute works with the Institute's staff and board to support its mission of serving the interests of member companies and pump users worldwide.