Grundfos Shares Expertise at Future of Water Conference in Kansas
Grundfos, a global leader in centrifugal and submersible pump technology, exhibited at the second annual Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas on October 24 and 25 in Manhattan, KS.
The conference highlighted the latest policy and research developments of water issues in the state, including topics such as drought resiliency, the value of water, and the challenges of meeting water needs.
Greg Towsley, director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs for Grundfos North America, spoke at the event. He focused on the applied technologies available for water and energy efficiency as they pertain to Kansas’ water concerns. During technical session on irrigation and water management solutions that have been successfully implemented in other states, Towsley explained how Kansas could leverage technologies to maintain high quality water resources at low costs.
“Here in Kansas, we’re currently fortunate enough to have adequate amounts of inexpensive water and electricity,” says Towsley. “That won’t always be the case, however. In the future, Kansas will need to rely on innovations in water management technology to use its limited water resources more efficiently.”
A gold-sponsor, Grundfos displayed information about the company’s innovative and efficient products at the event. It highlights Grundfos’ CUE variable frequency drive, which is designed to control pump speed in heating, pressure boosting, water treatment, commercial and industrial applications.
Grundfos moved its U.S. sales headquarters to Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City, in 2000. Today, the company employs more than 250 people in the state. In addition to sales, Kansas is also home to other Grundfos corporate department, including human resources, information systems, finance, customer service, product management, marketing, customer and employee training and the North American headquarters for research and development.
In 2013, Ingram’s Magazine named Grundfos Kansas City as one of the “Top 100 Privately Held Companies in Kansas City”. In 2012, the magazine named Grundfos as a “Best Company to Work For” in Kansas City”.