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
European financial issues will have global effects.
Federal Reserve action and emerging market weakness will also impact equipment manufacturers.
EU regulations, economics and politics impact the industry.
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
U.S. pump manufacturers likely unaffected by Brexit, except that the future trading environment remains unclear.
Pump companies should maintain strategic flexibility during this time.
Signs point to declining legitimacy of the Communist Party of China, but uncertainty remains on how it will play out.
Pump professionals should monitor events in Mexico and decreasing support for free trade.
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.
Outlook for 2021
Chris Angle & Tom Angle
North American pump manufacturers and specifiers can benefit from knowledge of European standards.
Editorial Advisory Board offers advice to newcomers & seasoned end users.
Pumps & Systems Advisory Board Members, including Tom Angle
European Union member states attempt to address standardization to ensure safety and access.