Third annual World of Pumps Quiz launched

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SENECA FALLS, NY, Dec. 4, 2013 -- The third annual World of Pumps Quiz was recently launched by ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand. 

The World of Pumps Quiz is the kick-off activity in an annual program leading to Pump Appreciation Day, initiated by ITT's Goulds Pumps brand and celebrated the second Tuesday in April. Pump Appreciation Day celebrates pumps as "the heart of industry" and features awards for outstanding organizations and individuals in the field, as well as activities to promote heart health.

"We're pleased to give pump industry professionals an opportunity to engage in an event that recognizes the fundamental role that pumps play in modern life and honors those who are making contributions to our industry," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of ITT's Industrial Process business, which includes the Goulds Pumps brand. "Last year's quiz was a tremendous success, with an almost 40-percent increase in participants, and we look forward to continuing to build on that momentum in 2014."

The third edition of the World of Pumps Quiz enables contestants to view questions from the first two editions. The latest version also features the advanced Expert Challenge level -- a second set of questions for users who want to test their knowledge to a higher technical degree -- and encourages players to submit their own questions to be considered for future inclusion. 

Building on the success of the global pump industry challenge that last year attracted more than 15,000 participants from 151 countries, the quiz runs for 20 weeks, offering new sets of questions biweekly, and ends at midnight on March 30, 2014. ITT's Goulds Pumps brand is promoting the World of Pumps Quiz through LinkedIn ads and e-blasts that trade publications will send to their subscribers.

To enter the quiz, participants can go to www.worldofpumpsquiz.com. Once they answer the basic question correctly, quiz-takers can sign up to receive automatic notifications when the next basic question is posted. Over the course of the quiz, participants can answer as many or as few questions as they like.

About ITT

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.

About ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand

ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand is a leading manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets – including chemical, mining, oil and gas, power generation, pulp and paper, and general industry. As the first manufacturer to make digital monitoring standard on every process pump, ITT’s Goulds Pumps brand continues to lead the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies.

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