Godwin Pumps, worldwide manufacturer and supplier of the Dri-Prime automatic self-priming pump and a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITT Corp., shared news of the recent passing of Joseph Abbott Jr. – the company’s national sales manager.
Joining the Godwin Pumps team in 1989, Abbott brought sales
and manufacturing expertise to the company from the sewer rehabilitation
In the ensuing 20 years, Abbott was the primary sales
contact with consulting engineers, working on hundreds of large and small
bypass operations – from 100,000 gpm to 300 mgd – pumping process sewers, as
well as municipal treatment plants, pump stations and sewer systems. In
addition, Abbott helped build Godwin’s distribution network throughout the United States and Canada, managed product pricing and
oversaw bids. Abbott also had many speaking engagements at trade functions
throughout North America.
A Radnor, Pa., resident,
Abbott received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia. He served as a member of NASSCO
for more than 20 years, also as a director. He also was a member of the
American Rental Association, the National Mining Association, the North
American Society of Trenchless Technology, the Water Environment Federation and
the National Utilities Contractors Association.
Abbott is survived by his wife and their three