Tsurumi Pump announced the passing of one of its most valued distributors, Dave Warren, co-founder and chief engineer of Process Engineering Group. The Tempe, Ariz.-based company was Tsurumi’s primary distributor in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico for more than 10 years. The company said Warren was one of the most well-respected engineers in the field, but his impact went far beyond technical expertise.

“Tsurumi’s relationship with Dave Warren was almost symbiotic,” said Glenn Wieczorek, managing director of Tsurumi. “He was a long-time colleague and a great leader in the industry, but he was also a friend and mentor. Dave was an integral part of our extended family of distributors. We were fortunate to have him as a part of our team, and we share our deepest sympathies with the Warren family.”