With over 30 years experience in the pump industry designing, field testing, repairing and troubleshooting mechanical seals, compressors and pumping systems. William has worked for several pump and mechanical seal OEM’s as well as Corporate Principal Engineer for Balance of Plant equipment at a large power utility company where among other responsibilities he was accountable for asset management, life cycle performance, system assessment, failure analysis, O&M and capital budget. He is an active member of ASME, Vibration Institute, IEEE, PCIC, Power Engineering Society, Hydraulic Institute and HI working groups and is the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of Pump Systems Matter. Mr. Livoti has just completed a book on System Optimization Guide Lines with the Hydraulic Institute and is currently preparing a book on Power Plant Process Guide Lines for Pumping Systems. His primary responsibility at WEG Electric include industry specific applications / solutions, failure analysis and R&D for motors, drives as they apply to Power Generation and Fluid Handling with a focus on energy efficiency, life cycle performance and asset optimization. William Livoti has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds several patents in motor and gearing design for the fluid handling pumps and power generation industry.