Service Manager - Pumping Systems
Brian Simmons is the Pump Service Manager responsible for all aspects of WaterCentric’s Pump service division. Brian has been involved with the pump and mechanical seal industry for 54 years, beginning as an apprentice fitter and turner, leading to involvement with pumps for irrigation of farmland and golf courses. During his apprenticeship Brian attended Christchurch Polytech College New Zealand, studied mechanical engineering (NZCE).
Brian spent several years travelling and working overseas, installing and commissioning pumps, in addition to troubleshooting mechanical seals. Brian moved to the United States in 1990, started a company in California producing a new mechanical seal, receiving 3 US Patents with a new one pending while being a member of the API 682 rewrite committee.
He later moved to Florida working for a large distribution company, setting up a pump repair facility, managing pumps for Disney World, Florida Power & Light, and Universal Studios. Eventually Brian moved to Texas and resumed work in the oil & gas industry for a number of pump distributors.
Brian honorably served in the New Zealand Army, 1968/69, and is married to a beautiful Cajun lady, Diane from Baton Rouge. (Geaux Tigers!). Brian and Diane enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren and 3 four legged children, Finn, Littleman and Jack and inventing things.