Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co. announced that Dale Conway, vice president of engineering, has been awarded the Value-added Manufacturing Alliance “Manny” Award and has been inducted into the VMA Hall of Fame. The Manny Award recognizes individuals for lifetime achievement in manufacturing.
Conway is a 30-year veteran of the pump manufacturing industry. He started his career at Thompson Pump in 1984 as a purchasing clerk and has since worked in various roles including engineering apprentice and applications engineer. Conway is currently vice president of engineering, overseeing all technical aspects of the business, including manufacturing, engineering, quality assurance, research and development, and IT.
Conway led Thompson Pump in its successful effort to achieve ISO 9001:2008 quality certification for its Port Orange manufacturing facility in 2009. He continues to direct the company’s efforts for ISO recertification and to initiate additional procedures contributing to the company’s growth and success.