The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has honored Patrick Hogg, vertical and variable speed motor product manager for Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC), with the HI Young Engineer of the Year award. The award was presented to Hogg during HI’s 2016 Annual Conference.

The award was established to recognize the efforts and contributions of young pump engineers from member companies and standard partners who have made a significant impact within their current position and have also contributed to the advancement of the work of the HI.

In his role at Nidec, Hogg coordinates the design, manufacturing, marketing and sale of critical vertical and variable speed motors. He works closely with the government relations group to provide input on new government regulations that will directly affect the motor and pump industry.

Hogg participates in Nidec’s Great Idea committee, which was formed to promote idea generation. These ideas aim to better company operations, the community and the environment. He actively trains and mentors young employees in order to help them understand the company, industry and Nidec’s product.

With the HI, Hogg has acted on numerous committees. He has held training sessions to promote synergy and product knowledge and has co-authored and contributed to technical white papers and industry publications. He has also received an award for HI contributions to publishing a guidebook on variable frequency drives and received the Very Important Participant (VIP) award that is presented to individuals for their participation and commitment of time to the HI and all of its technical committees.  His work has even been featured in National Driller.  

A graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he received a B.S. in mechanical engineering, Hogg is currently pursuing an MBA degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is a manufacturer of commercial, industrial and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high-efficiency motors, large and small, which serve industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications including water treatment, mining, oil and gas. To learn more, visit