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Optimation Technology Joins VMA

Optimation Technology, Inc. has joined VMA as an associate member effective immediately. This is VMA’s second new member in 2018.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY since 1985, Optimation Technology provides complete engineering, automation, construction and maintenance services, from the conceptual stage, through prototyping, all the way to full production-scale operations.   

New REXA President & CEO Allows Organizational Restructure

Geoff Hynes REXAREXA recently appointed Geoff Hynes as president and CEO. Hynes has spent his entire career with REXA in varying roles, including factory assembly, direct and regional sales, aftermarket manager, international sales manager and director of sales.

Elsewhere at REXA, Robert Sass, previously customer service manager, was appointed director of customer support. Michael Murphy, previously marketing manager, was appointed director of sales and marketing. Nicholas Lalos will replace Murphy as marketing manager. 

Rotork Receives Karbala Refinery Orders

Now under construction, Iraq's State Company of Oil Projects' (SCOP) Karbala Refinery will use refining processes and automated control to maximize production of liquefied gas, petrol, gas oil, fuel oil, jet fuel and asphalt. Rotork orders for the Karbala Refinery include large quantities of IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators.

When it opens in 2020, the facility will have a refining capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Production will meet the latest international standards, serving the growing domestic demand for oil in Iraq and reducing the current level of refined product imports. 

VanAire Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

On January 24, 2018 VanAire Incorporated of Gladstone, MI passed a 3-day recertification audit to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. The worldwide standard had a major upgrade, which was finalized in 2016. This recertification involved the entire Quality Management System and will be VanAire’s second audit to the new standard. The successful audit resulted in zero major and zero minor non-conformances. VanAire has been ISO registered since 2012.

In 2017, VanAire experienced an increase of over 30% in the Engineered Valve Automation Hardware (EVAH) product line sales. With that increase, VanAire’s customer satisfaction rating remains at 100%, according to a customer service survey conducted in December 2017.

Steven Soderman, VanAire CEO and quality manager, stated, “ISO 9001:2015 certification attests to VanAire’s commitment to continually exceed our customer’s expectations with goals focused on the emphasis of quality assurance, production proficiency and engineering standards.”

Tony Lambert, VP of EVAH said, “We have outstanding team members that are focused on quality, which will continue to strengthen our relationships with our customers.” 

Pima Valve Joins VMA

VMA welcomes Pima Valve LLC as a full member, effective immediately. This is the associations first new member of 2018.

Since 1967, Pima Valve has furnished high quality valves to the shipyards of America for use of everything from mine counter measure ships to guided missile cruisers to nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. Valves furnished also include those for offshore oil and gas platforms in Italy, China and the Persian Gulf. 



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