10 Pump Professionals to Watch
13 January 2021 | Amy Hyde
December 22, 2020 | 1 minute read
Pumps & Systems named Yanhui Xu, End User Sales and Service Director at John Crane Tianjin, to its 10 Pump Professionals to Watch 2020 list. The list of up-and-coming professionals—all under 40 years of age—were chosen for the roles they serve in, the education they’ve completed, the boards and associations they belong to, and the contribution to their companies and communities.
Yanhui began his career as an engineering trainee for John Crane United Kingdom and has held other positions throughout his time at John Crane, including application engineer, SAP data team manager, wet seal engineering manager and engineering director.
Yanhui said he enjoys the challenge of working with mechanical seals because of the crossover of different areas in the industry. He encourages users to not become complacent with technology and solutions and to continue striving for innovation.
One of Yanhui’s long-term goals is to learn more about sales and service management and take on more responsibility to help lead his team to a healthy, stable and growing business. In 10 years, Yanhui hopes to be a key contributor and driver in the industry and to share his knowledge and experience with young engineers.
Yanhui’s advice for today’s young engineers is to keep hungry and always be ready to learn.
“We are the natural momentum of this industry,” Yanhui said. “Walking out of school is just the beginning of our learning.”
What is on Xu’s bucket list? In the short term, he’s looking forward to a globally available vaccine to the coronavirus and the ability to travel with his family. For the long term, Xu wants to learn more about sales and service management and take onmore responsibility to help lead his team to a healthy, stable and growing business.
Why did you decide to focus on this industry and area of expertise?
“Initially, I chose it because the mechanical seal industry is an multidisciplinary area. It involves mechanical, materials, fluid dynamic engineering, etc., and also applied into wide process industry. [I thought,] this is very interesting and [I can] motivate myself on learning. Later, once I started getting more insight [into the] mechanical seal, I liked it, especially the sense of achievement after providing a successful solution to the customer.”
Congratulations to Yanhui Xu on this recognition.