Longtime Cornell Pump Employee Retiring

Lyle Wiese started in 1981.

If you’ve bought a pump from Cornell in the last 37 years, odds are good that some portion of was machined, assembled, inspected, shipped, or tested by Lyle Wiese.  Lyle joined Cornell on January 5, 1981 as a machinist, and has worked at nearly every position available in the shop since then.

He retires at the end of September, after nearly four decades here. When asked to reflect on the time, his advice was “Make sure you’re happy.” Lyle is known for his knowledge, work ethic, and for being happy at pump schools; he led assembly demonstrations at the annual event for decades; only missing one school in all those years to be with his wife on an anniversary cruise.


We wish Lyle the very best in his retirement!