WAYNE, Pa.—The Fluid Sealing Association has named Charli Matthews, founder and president of Empowering Pumps L.L.C. in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as recipient of the FSA Award of Merit.
The FSA said the award was established to recognize distinguished or exceptional service to the FSA by an individual member, granted solely on merit and participation in all activities that support the association's mission.
“Charli Matthews has been and continues to be an upbeat and influential contributing member of the FSA,” FSA President Mike Shorts said in a statement. “Her participation has gone above and beyond what has been expected of any member.”
Matthews has been a leader on the FSA Marketing Committee, where she recently completed her term as chair. The association said she has been instrumental in establishing, maintaining and growing the FSA's social media presence.
The FSA said Matthews was also the driving force behind the development and redesign of the association's new website, responsible for the expansion of the website's content and making it a more valuable resource for the industry.
Shorts said Matthews will begin a term as vice chair of the Membership Committee.
The FSA is an international trade industry with membership companies that are involved in the production and marketing of a variety of fluid sealing devices, primarily targeted to the industrial market.