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ITT's Goulds Pumps Brand Strengthens Commitment to Heart Health

    Margaret Gan | 3/6/2013

    ITT's Goulds Pumps Brand Strengthens Commitment to Heart Health
    Supports Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program to Provide International CPR Programs

    SENECA FALLS, NY--(Marketwire - March 06, 2013) - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced today that its flagship Goulds Pumps brand is continuing its partnership with the international Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Program, supported by the American Heart Association (AHA) and its global partners, by making a $25,000 donation to provide hands-only CPR training around the world.

    The donation will be made as part of the company's second annual Pump Appreciation Day on April 9 -- a celebration of pumps as the heart of industry -- on behalf of ITT employees, and 2013 Heart of Industry Award and Pulse of Industry Honor Roll award winners. This year, the Goulds Pumps gift will fund on-site training sessions at ITT's Goulds Pumps brand distributor and customer locations around the world. The training sessions will be open to employees and community members.

    "We're proud of our growing partnership with the ECC, and look forward to supporting this important training initiative that will help save lives around the world," said Robert J. Pagano Jr., president of the ITT Industrial Process business, which manufactures and sells Goulds Pumps.

    The company's support of global heart health began last April with a gift to the ECC at the inaugural Pump Appreciation Day.

    Initiatives leading up to and during this year's Pump Appreciation Day include:
    • Pulse of Industry Honor Roll - This list identifies pump-industry professionals for outstanding achievement in improving pump efficiency, providing exceptional maintenance, solving engineering or manufacturing challenges, or exceeding expectations to keep equipment running.
    • Heart of Industry Award - This award recognizes industrial operations for excellence in using pump technology to improve plant processing, satisfy customers and enhance our modern way of life.
    • Photofest - Goulds Pumps has invited customers, distributors and employees to submit photos about working together, powering industry and spanning the globe. Select photos will be included in a mosaic unveiled on Pump Appreciation Day. Tess Bertino of Goulds Pumps' Foundry in Seneca Falls, NY, has been selected as the Photofest winner for the working together theme. Phil Hollenback of Goulds Pumps in Houston, TX, has submitted the winning photo for the powering industry theme. Submissions for the spanning the globe category will be accepted until March 25.
    • World of Pumps Quiz - A bi-weekly set of trivia questions designed to test participants' knowledge of industrial pumps. Now in its 18th week, more than 12,000 people have visited the quiz. To sign up to play, visit
    • Local Events - Goulds Pumps and its distributors will hold education and recognition events for customers and employees at locations worldwide. Distributors are encouraged to advocate for heart health at locally hosted events with Heart Walks, donations and CPR demonstrations.
    About ITT and Goulds Pumps

    ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial end-markets in energy infrastructure, electronics, aerospace and transportation. 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 30 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2012 revenues of $2.2 billion. For more information, visit

    Goulds Pumps is the world's leading manufacturer of pumps for a wide range of industrial markets -- including chemical, mining, oil & gas, power generation, pulp and paper, and general industry. As the only manufacturer to make digital monitoring standard on every process pump, Goulds Pumps continues to lead the industry in both mechanical pump design and the adoption of smart technologies. For more information, visit