U.S. pump market benefits from new online training platform

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NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 21, 2014 -- A new online training platform serving professionals in the pump industry was launched by Grundfos, the world's largest water pump manufacturer, at the 2014 International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) in New York, N.Y., held Jan. 21-23.

Targeted for consulting engineers, installers, professional end users, service partners, and wholesale distributors, Ecademy is a training series that complements Grundfos' pumps though a program that provides easy-to-access education before, during and after the purchase process.  Ecademy makes the customer an expert in product specification, operation and troubleshooting.

According to Dennis Wierzbicki, president of Grundfos USA, "We are positioned to reach potential students through a combination of learning from the successful European roadmap, excellent North American training content, a comprehensive marketing and promotion plan, and strong administration."

The platform features global as well as local content in a variety of formats such as videos, slideshows, articles, and interactive tools. Through the portal, customers will be able to access classes on topics such as products, applications and industry standards.

"Every Ecademy class can stand on its own," Andrews said. "Some lead into more technical and advanced topics. For professional engineers required to maintain their licensure through continuing education, Ecademy offers many classes that are approved for learning units by the American Institute of Architects."

Grundfos Ecademy was launched in 2006 in Europe, where it now boasts 30,000 members and approximately 10 percent of the continent's installers.

Clint Andrews, technical training manager for Grundfos USA, said, "Thanks to Ecademy, we can virtually accompany our customers to a job site or a client meeting via their mobile devices."

About Grundfos

With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps, Grundfos is the global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, specializing in circulator pumps for heating and air conditioning as well as centrifugal pumps for industrial applications, fire protection, water supply, wastewater and water treatment. In addition to pumps, Grundfos produces standard and submersible motors as well as state-of-the-art electronics for monitoring and controlling pumps. For more information, visit www.grundfos.us.

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