Tom Angle has been a member of the Pumps & Systems editorial board since 2004. During this time he has authored or co-authored a number of articles relating to pump standards and European issues. Chris Angle has written a number of articles relating to economic and political issues issues as they might affect the pump industry. Descriptions and links to a selection of these articles are shown below:
ECONOMICS and POLITICAL ISSUES
Foreign Exchange & Eurozone Problems Present Challenges for American Pump Manufacturers
European financial issues will have global effects.
Chris Angle & Tom Angle (Hidrostal AG)
Eurozone Problems Continue to Weigh on U.S. Pump Exports
Federal Reserve action and emerging market weakness will also impact equipment manufacturers.
European Pump Industry Outlook 2018
EU regulations, economics and politics impact the industry.
Opinion: International Marketplace, European Regulations
Long-term economic unrest from Brexit and Donald Trump’s election has not come to fruition, but some factors could cause concern.
Pumps and Systems May 2019
Opinion: Theresa May’s Resignation Leaves Brexit & its Impact Unresolved
U.S. pump manufacturers likely unaffected by Brexit, except that the future trading environment remains unclear.
Opinion: Effects of Brexit, Chinese Tariffs Still Uncertain
Pump companies should maintain strategic flexibility during this time.
Opinion: Time to Examine Longstanding Assumptions of Doing Business in China
Signs point to declining legitimacy of the Communist Party of China, but uncertainty remains on how it will play out.
Opinion: Political Unrest in Several Global Locations Raises Questions for 2020
Pump professionals should monitor events in Mexico and decreasing support for free trade.
European Expert’s View: Economy Expected to Normalize in 2021
Recently, Pumps & Systems reached out to members of its Editorial Advisory Board to find out how the companies where they work are handling the continuing COVID-19 pandemic five months after it started sweeping across the United States. One member, Tom Angle, CEO of Swiss Flow Solutions GmbH, is based in Switzerland and shared his perspective of how manufacturing is handling the health crisis in that country. Here’s Angle’s point of view.
State of the Industry 2021: Riding out the Storm
Outlook for 2021
Chris Angle & Tom Angle
Understand European Pump Standards Organizations & Processes
North American pump manufacturers and specifiers can benefit from knowledge of European standards.
Why Training Is a Must for Pump Professionals
Editorial Advisory Board offers advice to newcomers & seasoned end users.
Pumps & Systems Advisory Board Members, including Tom Angle
The State of Drinking Water in the EU
European Union member states attempt to address standardization to ensure safety and access.