March 28, 2017

Finalists – Engineer of the Year

Engineer of the Year

Awarded to a pump engineer who, has made a positive contribution to an interesting product or project.




Hao joined the AES technical department in 2011 after completing a Mechanical Engineering degree at Nottingham University. Not only did he complete with a 2:1 technical degree, but as a Malaysian national in a country and language not familiar to him, he excelled. During his time with AES Hao has led the development and supply of mechanical seal support systems specifically for the Chinese market, following the Chinese placing restrictions on the importation of sealant systems.

Following customer feedback of a high temperature mechanical sealing application onsite, Hao provided a solution to optimise the reliability of the seal life by increasing the flow within the mechanical seal. He also led the roll out of a new mechanical seal range specifically for the Chinese market, which is economical yet technologically advanced in design. Hao has grown into a very confident and proficient engineer and AES are justly proud of his achievements, where we continue to support and encourage him to accomplish great things.

Jamie Mills, Xylem Water Solutions

Jamie, Systems Engineer at Xylem Water Solutions is a dedicated member of the BIM4Water steering group who specifically explores water industry information exchange and standard product data template creation.

With a strong interest in emerging technologies he pioneered techniques of additive manufacturing in hydraulic pump modelling. In 2015 Jamie proposed a concept which aims to predict the optimum time to service or replace pumps by mathematically predicting their performance degradation.

Mark Wright, Tomlinson Hall & Co

Mark made a significant contribution to Tomlinson Hall’s development in 2016. He was responsible for developing and driving the company’s maintenance planning system, which links manufacturers to the company’s workshop and end users.

Mark has supported the implementation of Energy Check Reports, an initiative with Grundfos, and supports clients in achieving major energy savings through the use of efficient pump systems. Mark also provides mentoring to less experienced colleagues, helping to develop their skills.

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