ValvTechnologies, Inc. has named Todd Blackburn as Director of Global Quality Management, announced company President Kevin Hunt.
Based in Houston, Blackburn will report to Kevin Hunt and be responsible for global quality standards, systems and processes. In this role, he will lead the development of the quality programs and initiatives to support the continuing growth and globalization of the company.
Blackburn previously worked at Curtiss-Wright for 11 years, most recently as Supplier Quality Assurance Manager with the responsibility for selection, qualification and auditing of all Electrical Mechanical Division (EMD) suppliers' quality assurance and manufacturing abilities to meet both systematic and customer specific requirements. Additionally he held positions as Commercial Nuclear Quality Assurance Manager, Commercial Nuclear Quality Manager, China, and Defense Products Quality Assurance Manager.
Todd served in the United States Navy for 21 years as a Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant Mechanical Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and earned personal awards of two Navy Commendation Metals and six Navy Achievement Metals. Additionally he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education, Training and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business.
“Todd is a tremendous asset to our global leadership team,” said Hunt. “With his experience and expertise, he will play an integral role in ensuring ValvTechnologies quality systems and commitment to safety and reliability are second to none.”