The Hydraulic Institute has named Weir Minerals Manager of Research and Design Aleks Roudnev as its 2014 Member of the Year. The award was made at the Hydraulic Institute’s 2015 annual meeting, held recently in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Hydraulic Institute Board of Directors selected Mr Roudnev for his superior commitment to the Hydraulic Institute in both leading and actively participating in numerous committees in the advancement of the Institute’s technical work. They also recognise his work in guiding young engineers within the Institute’s extensive technical organization.

As an active member of the Hydraulic Institute since 1995, his recent contributions include serving as Chair of the Standards Committee, the Slurry Pumps Committee, and he serves as Vice Chair of the General Guidelines Committee. Mr Roudnev has distinguished himself for the level and extent of his involvement, thus advancing the technical work of the Hydraulic Institute on many levels. As expressed by many members, his wisdom is appreciated by the committees which benefit from his participation. Further, he has provided support to develop and enhance the language used in standards and guidelines, and he has been instrumental in improving the clarity and precision which is necessary for ANSI/HI standards.

“As an active member of the Hydraulic Institute for nearly twenty years, Aleks has been actively involved in the different committees that support the future development of standards for the pump system industry as well as mentoring young engineers within the Institute,” notes Robert Asdal, Executive Director, Hydraulic Institute, “His ongoing participation and leadership exemplifies the qualities that distinguish an Hydraulic Institute Member of the Year.”

In addition to his work at Hydraulic Institute, Mr Roudnev is presently serving as Manager of Research and Design – Applied Hydraulics with Weir Minerals North America, significantly contributing to the company’s success as a leading manufacturer of engineered slurry pumps and mine dewatering equipment.




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