A Celebration for ASME

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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As the senior vice president of Industry Strategy and Marketing at Autodesk, Andrew Anagnost oversees the company’s marketing strategy and business model evolution. While in university, Andrew Anagnost became a member of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), each with which he remains affiliated.

ASME aims to build and serve the community of those working in the field of mechanical engineering. One way it does so is by acknowledging exceptional work in the industry and the impact that it has in the United States.

In August 2016, ASME representatives traveled to the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, to participate in a ceremony celebrating the Worthington Direct-Acting Simplex Steam Pumps. Henry Worthington invented the simplex steam pump and was also a founding member of ASME.

The Worthington pumps powered a well-known Civil War vessel, the USS Monitor, and ultimately had a huge impact on the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The simplex steam pumps received an ASME Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark designation due to their efficiency and reliability.