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Velan Announces New Sales Structure

Velan is re-designing its sales structure to be better aligned with customers’ market approach. This change is intended to focus Velan’s resources on maximizing impact and competitiveness in today’s challenging economy.

Paul Dion has been appointed as vice-president of sales, process industries which will focus on downstream refining, petrochemical, chemical and mining. Emanuele Rivolta has been appointed as vice-president of sales, upstream (onshore and offshore production) and midstream markets. Stefan Wingerath has been appointed as vice-president of sales, power industries which focus on combined-cycle, super-critical and ultra-super-critical power plants, nuclear and renewable energy.

In addition, Jose del Buey has been appointed as vice-president, technical sales of quarter-turn products, and Joe Calabrese appointed as vice-president, technical sales of multi-turn products. Charlie Pogue and Paul Lee have been appointed as vice-president, commercial sales.  


MSS Revises Standards for Instrument Valves, Sealing of Rising Stem Valves

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the publication of the following revised Standard Practices:

  • MSS SP-99-2016a, Instrument Valves (replaces 2016 edition)
  • MSS SP-105-2016a, Instrument Valves for Code Applications (replaces 2016 edition)
  • MSS SP-120-2017, Flexible Graphite Packing Sealing for Rising Stem Valves

ADVISORY: The original SP-99-2016 AND SP-105-2016 (published November 2016) have been replaced by this revised 2016a edition. Contact MSS or your distributor if you purchased the original 2016 edition, for a discounted replacement.

All Standard Practices are available from MSS and through authorized distributers. A listing of official distributors is available at: http://msshq.org/Store/orderinfo.cfm.

Listing of all current MSS Standards: http://msshq.org/Store/PriceList.cfm.

 

Spirax Sarco Celebrates 4 Years Without a Lost-Time Accident

Spirax Sarco recently reached a safety milestone – 2.4 million man-hours, or 4 years without a lost-time accident, which means 288 employees did not miss work due to an injury suffered on the job. This significant accomplishment was celebrated on August 10th with a fun lunch.

When asked why Spirax Sarco celebrated this event, safety and environmental supervisor Kris Brown replied, “Each one of our employees has a role to play when it comes to safety. If something happens, not only does their family suffer but our customers do as well. Spirax Sarco wanted to take a moment to thank our employees because it takes a team effort to be where we are today – 1,460 days without a lost time accident.” 

Flowserve Names David Wilson President, Industrial Products Division

Flowserve Corporation has appointed David Wilson as president, Industrial Products Division (IPD). Wilson succeeds Tom Pajonas, executive vice president, Global Operations, and interim president, IPD, who announced his year-end retirement plans earlier in the year.

Wilson is a veteran of the flow control industry, most recently serving as president of the industrial segment for SPX FLOW, Inc. His leadership experience spans more than 20 years and includes a broad range of business responsibilities, including in-country leadership in both Asia and Europe. 

MRC Global Renews Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell

MRC Global (US) Inc. has renewed an Enterprise Framework Agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. Under this agreement, MRC Global will stock and distribute mechanical valves to Shell for its operated upstream, midstream and downstream assets for maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) and projects. MRC Global will also continue to provide pipe, fittings and flanges to Shell's operations in the U.S. and Canada. 

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