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Auge Industrial Names Cabral, Cowen to Leadership Positions

Auge Industrial has named Steve Cabral vice president of sales and Richard Cowen director of business development.

Steve Cabral brings over forty-five years of experience in industrial manufacturing and fastener distribution. Steve spent thirty-eight of those years with the LoneStar Group where he held various leadership positions in sales and marketing. As vice president of sales, Steve will be responsible for the global sales force of Auge Industrial and report to CEO Jorge Goudet.

Richard Cowen has twenty-eight years of management experience in industrial manufacturing and fastener & gasket distribution with Teadit, Utex and NOV. Recently, Richard co-founded the Lonestar Group’s Sealing Technologies division. As director of business development, he will be responsible for the overall creation of long-term value for Auge Industrial via new products, markets and clients and report directly to the CEO. 

Technetics Group Joins VMA

Technetics Group has joined VMA as an associate member in the supplier category. This is our 19th new member so far in 2014.

Technetics Group is comprised of seven sealing and critical component design and manufacture businesses: HELICOFLEX®, Garlock France, Tara Technologies, Technetics, Wide Range Elastomers, Plastomer Technologies and Hydrodyne. 

Emerson Expands Engineering Center, Services in Manila

Emerson Process Management officially opened a new engineering and service center in Manila this summer. The company is making a $20 million investment in the Philippines to support sales of its automation technologies and engineering services in Asia Pacific and around the world. The 10,000-square-meter building is located in Pasig City in Metro Manila.

Emerson employs approximately 700 people at the facility and expects the headcount to grow to nearly 1,000 by 2017 based on current plans. 

Pentair Engineers Its Largest Wedge Gate Valves

Pentair Valves & Controls has supplied its largest ever bolted bonnet flanged wedge gate valves for an integrated petrochemical plant located in the Middle East. Engineered and manufactured under the Fasani brand, the specialist carbon steel-bodied valves measure 78 and 84 inches in diameter with ANSI class 150-pressure rating.

Designed for wet flare line applications within the plant, the Pentair team worked closely with the project engineering and procurement contractor. Pentair’s production facility in Rescaldina, Italy, features one of the largest test benches in Europe.

Emerson Process Management Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results

Emerson Process Management net sales grew 6%, supported by stable and sustained levels of investment in the global energy and chemical industries. Underlying sales increased 2% in the third quarter, reflecting mixed market conditions across regions and continued cautious project execution by customers. Acquisitions added 4%. North America grew 7%, as unconventional oil and gas projects remained robust, and Europe increased 5%, led by strong growth in developing countries. Asia decreased 2%, as softness and difficult comparisons in Australia offset continued strength in China. Segment margin remained solid at 20.4%, declining from the prior year as strategic investments continued to support future profitable growth. Solid near-term growth is expected, supported by strengthening in North America, anticipated recovery in Asia, and record backlog. 

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Valve Magazine Digital Edition

14 SUM CVR 160x214Inside the Summer 2014 issue…

• Attracting Talent
• Advances in Machining
• Severe Service in Power Plants
• SIS Tests and Standards


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