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Vortex Series™ Pumps: Eliminate Costly & Disruptive Downtime

Pump failures cost time and money.

Eliminate costly and disruptive downtime by installing a pump from the Pioneer Pump® Vortex Series™. More effective than a flapper check valve, the Vortex Series uses a ball check valve that avoids clogging from passed-through solids and handles abrasive debris. Designed with a recessed impeller and vacuum-assisted priming chamber, this pump moves both solids and fluids efficiently. No cutters to sharpen or wear plates to maintain clearances-the features and mechanics of this pump series saves you time and money by eliminating parts that typically require maintenance.

During this 1-hour recorded webinar, Franklin Electric Central US Territory Manager, Chris Downey, discusses how you can eliminate disruptive downtime with Vortex Series pumps.

*This webinar was recorded live, 11 AM EDT Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The Vortex Series pumping solution is ideal for general dewatering, construction, and wastewater applications where fluid conditioning, macerating, or mix-prevention are unnecessary.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Basic insights on vortex pumps
  • Features and benefits of the Vortex Series and Pioneer Prime System
  • Applications
  • Market positioning
  • Lessons learned from a recent case study


Chris Downey, Franklin Electric Central US Territory Manager

Chris Downey grew up in the water well industry. The son of a second generation water well contractor in Nebraska, Chris worked for the family business throughout college as a pump installer in both the residential and livestock markets, as well as the agriculture and municipal large diameter pump markets.

Chris graduated with an Industrial Distribution degree from the University of Nebraska in 2006 and has remained in the water well industry ever since. He worked for a drilling fluids manufacturer as a Field Sales & Service Engineer, and two privately-owned pump manufacturers where he served as a Regional Sales Manager and Sales Director.

In February 2019, Chris joined the Franklin Electric team as a Territory Manager for the North Central Industrial Region. Chris is currently pursuing his MBA from the University of Nebraska and is scheduled to graduate December 2020. Chris's diverse background of selling and working with experienced pump manufacturers, distributors, and contractors, tailored with his great insight and understanding of the "borehole" from engineering a pump, to quoting, to the pump assembly and installation process, has equipped him with a customer service experience that is second to none.

"When your job doesn't feel like work because you love what you do and look forward to Monday...that is a good thing. I would like to think I have 30+ years left of selling pumps and making industry friends at Franklin Electric!" -Chris Downey, Franklin Electric Central US Territory Manager

Chris enjoys traveling and and visiting customers, as well as meeting and developing new relationships and accounts.

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