ITT | Pump Appreciation Day


What is the purpose of Pump Appreciation Day?

Pump Appreciation Day has been established by ITT Goulds Pumps to spotlight the essential role industrial pumps play in providing the products and services essential to modern life. Pumps truly are “the heart of industry.” Just as the human body cannot function without a heart, industrial processes cease without a pump.  The inaugural Pump Appreciation Day—April 10, 2012—will celebrate the importance of pumps, and the people and companies who use, install and service them—all around the world.

What happens on Pump Appreciation Day?

ITT Goulds Pumps and its distributors and customers worldwide will participate in such activities as:

  • Presenting the Heart of Industry Awards, to recognize organizations that excel through their application of industrial pump technology

  • Naming individuals to the Pulse of Industry Honor Roll, commending people who provide the effort and expertise needed to keep industry alive and functioning properly

  • Open houses, seminars and related events to educate the industry about the latest offerings in pump technology and related products and services

  • Debuting a new video highlighting the essential role pumps play in 21st Century life

  • Promoting heart health through the international Emergency Cardiac Care Program, supported by the American Heart Association and its global partners. ITT Goulds Pumps will provide financial support for the ECC and its worldwide training programs for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and encourage training and fundraising programs throughout its distribution network.

  • Providing consumer education through videos and fact sheets that will help people not in the industry understand what pumps, the world’s second most popular machine (after the electric motor), do for them.

All of these activities are being promoted now through the online World of Pumps Quiz (, a contest that began in November 2011 and  has attracted thousands of participants from more than 150 countries, as well as through the online and news media serving industrial markets.

Is Pump Appreciation Day only for Goulds Pumps distributors and customers?

No, it’s an industry-wide celebration that will recognize pump industry professionals from various sectors and geographies.

Is this a one-time event?

No, this will be a perennial celebration of the vital role pumps and pump professionals play in creating and maintaining our modern way of life.

What’s the connection between Pump Appreciation Day and heart health?

Recognizing that pumps function as the heart of industry, ITT Goulds Pumps has established a program to support heart health worldwide through training and fundraising programs held at its company locations, as well as distributor and customer facilities. ITT Goulds Pumps promotes the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Program, supported by the American Heart Association and its global partners, to establish worldwide awareness of and capabilities in the latest methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These heart-health activities will include:

  • Holding CPR & First Aid Training Programs.


  • Providing financial support and putting on Heart-Health Fundraisers.


  • Creating awareness and adoption of the latest methods of hands-only CPR. See for more information.