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Forum Energy Technologies Acquires Multilift

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has acquired the stock of Multilift from Pelican Energy Partners, a Houston-based oilfield services focused private equity fund, and management. Based in Houston, Multilift manufactures the patented SandGuard and the Cyclone completion tools; products that extend the useful life of an electrical submersible pump (ESP) by protecting it against falling sand and other solids after shutdown.

Forum president and CEO Prady Iyyanki commented, “The Multilift acquisition fits with our strategy of increasing our product offering in the artificial lift value chain to completions customers. We intend to leverage Forum’s distribution system to rapidly grow Multilift’s sales with additional customers and through geographic expansion. We welcome the Multilift employees to Forum.” 

ValvTechnologies Names Teele Director of Global Quality Management

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Michael Teele director of global quality management. Based in Houston, Teele will be responsible for setting and maintaining global quality standards, systems and processes, as well as serving as a leadership champion of continuous improvement. With a deep technical background and 25 years’ experience managing quality programs including ISO 9001, API Q1, API 6A, API 6D, ASME Section VIII and PED Quality Systems, he will focus on strengthening quality systems and practices to support the continuing growth and globalization of the company.

Teele’s management experience includes applying core quality, lean, six sigma and continuous improvement disciplines and leveraging industrial engineering, manufacturing, R&D, testing and reliability competencies. He previously served as regional vice president operational excellence at Proserv, global quality assurance manager at Array Holdings, Inc., and quality assurance manager at Tyco Valves and Controls. Teele has a Master’s of Science in Engineering Quality Control from Warren National University and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Process Professional (CPP). 

EGC Adds MC Sales Solutions as New Sales Representative Agency

EGC Enterprises, Inc. has appointed MC Sales Solutions as its sales representative organization for the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

MC Sales Solutions is headed by Bill Vardeman, who brings with him over 30 years of engineered sealing expertise, with a high level of experience calling on the oil and gas, aerospace and OEM marketplace. With offices in the Houston, TX region, MC Sales has a talented team of outside sales, inside sales and marketing associates who will work in conjunction with EGC sales and engineering professionals to provide product design and technical support to the OEM, aftermarket and service providers within the region.

“We are delighted to welcome Bill and the group MC Sales, knowing that we are partnering with a highly technical representative agency,” states John Popovich, vice president of fluid sealing and thermal systems at EGC Enterprises. “In concert with our factory sales and engineering experts, we are confident that the partnership will help us to better serve our customers in the South-Central U.S.” 

QRC Valve Distributors Joins VMA as Associate Member

Today the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomes QRC Valve Distributors as an official distributor/channel partner member effective immediately. This is the fifth new VMA member of 2017.

QRC Valve Distributors was formed in December of 2016 through an acquisition of Cameron’s Newco North American Quick Response Business. QRC Valves acquired all locations in the U.S. and Canada along with inventory and personnel.  

AUMA Actuators Pass Corrosion Certification

A new TÜV certificate confirms that AUMA’s electric actuators have passed the most demanding corrosion protection tests and meet the requirements of EN ISO 12944-6 for corrosivity categories C5-M long (marine, coastal and offshore areas) and C5-I long (industrial areas with high humidity and aggressive atmospheres).

To achieve this C5-M certification, the products had to undergo a salt mist test (EN ISO 9227:2012) for 1,500 hours and a constant humidity test with condensation (EN ISO 6270-2:2005) for 720 hours. For C5-I certification, the devices had to additionally withstand 30 cycles of a condensation alternating climate test containing sulfur dioxide (EN ISO 3231). 

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