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ValvTechnologies Names Ron Anselmo Vice President, Key Accounts

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Ron Anselmo as vice president, key accounts. Based in Houston, Anselmo will have senior management responsibility for sales growth through the development and management of executive, technical and commercial relationships for key accounts with major customers, licensors and engineering firms.

Anselmo started his career with Amoco Oil and held leadership roles in engineering, operations (fractionation, coking, reside hydro processing, reformulation), maintenance, project management and construction. He was a GE global commercial sales leader for strategic development and licensing of large complex integrated combined cycle gasification facilities. Most recently, he was with Calpine Corporation. 


Powell Valves Names Newmans Valve as Master Distributor Partner

The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) and Newmans Valve LLC have entered into a master stocking distributor agreement of Powell Pressure Seal product. Newmans Valve is a master stocking distributor of industrial valve products based in Houston. Newmans sells through industrial pipe valve and fitting distributors in the U.S. and Canada.

“Powell recognizes the master distributor serves an important role to support the regional and national PVF distributors across the U.S. with large inventories of specific product lines” said Tim Fries, senior vice president sales & marketing NA & International, Powell Valves.   

Metso Acquiring Valve Automation Division of Rotex

Metso has signed an agreement to acquire the valve automation division of the India-based valve technology company Rotex Manufacturers and Engineers Pvt. Ltd (RMEPL). The company has a market-leading position in India in the actuator business and an advanced offering of switches, process valves, and valve automation products and solutions. It has two manufacturing facilities in the Mumbai area and sales offices in Mumbai, Vadodara, Kolkata and Pune.

Closing of the acquisition is estimated to occur in July 2018 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the transaction. 

Victaulic Launches New Branch for 2018

Victaulic is opening a new 3,205 square meter branch facility in Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Australia, due to be open before April 2018.

The new branch, the company’s third Australian site will support continued growth within the region, servicing territories stretching from the Hunter Valley to Far North Queensland, as well as inland to Industrial & Mining Regions as well as the Northern Territory. The new branch will host customer care and distribution staff on a 3,205 square meter site. 

Repsol Selects Emerson for Exploration Technology Contract

Emerson has signed a multi-year contract with Repsol to provide its Paradigm Exploration & Production (E&P) software suite across all Repsol global exploration operations to help identify and evaluate new and existing opportunities more accurately. Emerson acquired Paradigm in December 2017.

Repsol will leverage Emerson’s E&P software suite, part of the company’s automation technologies and consulting services. 

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