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Metso Supplying Valves for Stora Enso

Metso will supply hundreds of valves for Stora Enso's conversion of the Varkaus Mill fine paper machine in Finland to lightweight containerboard. In addition, Metso has carried out an installed base audit of its valves in the recycled fiber plant.

The order was included in Metso's first-quarter 2015 and 2014 fourth-quarter orders received. The values of the orders are not disclosed. The rebuilt containerboard machine is scheduled to start up during the fourth quarter of 2015.

A.K. Velan Receives Gold Medal from Engineers Canada

Amongst a long list of honorariums to add to his legacy, A.K. Velan, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Velan, has been awarded the 2015 Gold Medal by Engineers Canada.

This award is presented every year to an outstanding engineer who has stood out for his contributions to the profession. Amongst the numerous awards Engineers Canada gives out every year, the Gold Medal Award is their top distinction, dedicated to those that are truly at the top of their profession in terms of individual achievement.

This award once again demonstrates that Mr. Velan has gone far and beyond his mandate as an engineer within the valve industry. His achievements as an entrepreneur, scientific researcher, and all-around outstanding Canadian citizen represent his commitment to the community of engineers and to the safety and well-being of Canadians. 

Velan Awarded Major Nuclear Valve Contracts in China

Velan has been awarded contracts for the supply of nuclear class valves to China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (CNPEC), China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNPE), China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC), CHINERGY and HUANENG. These nuclear valve orders represent a sales value of about $34 million of which $15.6 million was recorded in backlog prior to the 2015 fiscal year-end. The valves are scheduled for delivery from 2016 until 2018. 

ATI Names Bart Dunaway Regional Sales Manager

Bart Dunaway ATIAutomation Technology Inc. (ATI) has announced that Bart Dunaway has joined the sales team as regional sales manager. His responsibilities will include developing outside sales and building customer relations.

Dunaway enters this role with ATI as an internal promotion from his previous role as manufacturing manager at ATI’s two Texas facilities. His vast experience with ATI products and manufacturing process, working directly with the engineering team and the sales team, give Dunaway well-rounded knowledge of ATI’s complete customized valve automation solutions and the ability to guide ATI customers in actuator selection for their unique applications.

In business for 20 years, ATI is based in Houston, TX and specializes in customized valve automation, using actuators, power systems and control systems.  

FCX Performance Hires Jeff Caswell as Vice President

Columbus, OH-based FCX Performance, Inc. announced Monday that it has hired Jeff Caswell as vice president-corporate development. Jeff will take a leadership role on the company’s ongoing acquisition strategy.

He has over a decade of experience in Corporate Development and most recently was the CFO of the Hamilton Parker Company in Columbus. Jeff's credentials include a BS in Accounting from Miami University and a MBA from The Ohio State University.

"We are excited to have someone of Jeff’s caliber and experience join the FCX Performance team", said Charles D. Hale, CEO of FCX Performance, Inc. “We have a proven acquisition track record, having executed over 15 transactions since 1998.” Hale further added “our acquisition pipeline is at a record level. Jeff’s proven track record will be invaluable as we move forward.”  

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