SJE Vice President of Research and Development Julian Atchia was recently selected to serve as a board member for the Hydraulic Institute. He and two other new members will begin their three-year term at the group’s Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, in March of 2022.

“The Hydraulic Institute has been a global authority in creating pump standards since 1917. It is a great honor to serve as a board member,” Atchia says.

The Hydraulic Institute is the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America. It has served member companies and pump users by providing product standards and a forum for the exchange of industry information. Board members are responsible for maintaining the missions, goals and key strategies of the Institute; ensuring adequate financial, staff and volunteer resources; and providing leadership support to key committees to accomplish Institute goals.

SJE markets three brands — CSI Controls, PRIMEX and SJE Rhombus — that deliver pump controls for a wide range of residential, commercial, municipal and industrial applications. The company, based in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, does business globally from multiple locations across the United States and Asia. SJE is employee-owned and privately held. To learn more, visit