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Victaulic Names Rick Bucher CEO

Victaulic announced the appointment of Rick Bucher as CEO, succeeding John F. Malloy, effective January 31, 2021. Dr. Bucher was named president of Victaulic in April of 2020, following a June 2019 appointment as CEO.

Prior to joining Victaulic in 2009 as vice president of engineering, Dr. Bucher worked for 15 years for W.L. Gore, a manufacturer of technologically advanced composite materials. Dr. Bucher received a B.S. and M.S. in engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in material science from Virginia Tech.


EPA Finalizes Clean Air Act Rule Change

On December 9, 2020, the EPA finalized a procedural rule to improve the rulemaking process under the Clean Air Act by establishing requirements to ensure consistent, high-quality analyses of benefits and costs are provided to the public for significant rules. This final rule codifies best practices for benefit-cost analysis in rulemaking, and will provide clarity for states, local communities, industry, and other stakeholders regarding EPA’s rulemaking considerations. Critics, however, caution that this will make it more difficult to limit air pollution.

First Small Nuclear Reactor Design Approved by NRC

NuScale made history in August 2020 as the first SMR to ever receive design approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC completed Phase 6 review—the last and final phase—of the Design Certification Application (DCA) for the company’s SMR with the issuance of the Final Safety Evaluation Report (FSER). The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design. With this final phase of NuScale’s DCA now complete, customers can proceed with plans to develop NuScale power plants with the understanding that the NRC has approved the safety aspects of the NuScale design.

VMA Welcomes CGIS as a New Distributor/Channel Partner (Associate) Member

CGIS is a global supplier of high-performance valves, controls and automation. Having originated in Canada 40 years ago, the company has expanded its reach through additional locations in Canada, as well as the U.S. and Australia. CGIS works with engineering, mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, energy, power, pulp and paper, chemical, and water and wastewater companies across six continents.

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