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Process Safety Pioneer M. Sam Mannan Passes Away

Dr. M. Sam Mannan, regents professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University and the founding director of the Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, passed away on Sept. 11, 2018.

"Dr. Mannan presided over this large enterprise for two decades with intelligence, good humor, and a steadfast commitment to protecting workers, the public, and businesses from costly disasters,” said Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, interim executive director of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, in a statement.

On Nov. 3, 2015 Dr. Mannan wrote an article for VALVEmagazine.com, For Want of a Nail: Engineering Process Safety


DistributionNOW Awarded for Cloud Innovation

DistributionNOW was honored at this year's OpenText user conference, Enterprise World, for outstanding efforts and creative solutions in enterprise information management (EIM). DistributionNOW was runner-up in the Cloud Innovation category.

According to OpenText, “This year's winners demonstrate the highest level of achievement using both creative and innovative approaches to discover opportunities for performance improvements, drive a better understanding of their customers, and manage content across their organizations to optimize business processes.” 

Victaulic Named CSE Product of the Year in 3 Categories

Victaulic was selected as a Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) Product of the Year, being awarded gold, silver and bronze in three separate categories.

Victaulic was a gold award winner in the Plumbing & Water Management category for the System Solution for CPVC Pipe; a silver award winner in the Software: Design, Modeling and Analysist category for Victaulic Tools for Revit 2018; and a bronze award winner in the Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification category for FireLock™ Innovative Groove System (IGS) for Small Diameter Hard-Pipe. 

Garlock Promotes Michael Faulkner to President

Garlock Sealing Technoligies, an EnPro Industries company, has promoted Michael Faulkner to president. Faulkner will report to EnPro COO Marvin Riley. Faulkner's appointment to the position of president is currently effective. His predecessor, Eric Vaillancourt, has been named president of STEMCO, a sister EnPro company.

Faulkner's career at Garlock stretches 13 years, most recently as vice president and general manager of GPT (a member of the Garlock family of companies). In his new role, he will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the company. 

Metso and Hexagon Collaborate on Valve Projects' Data Exchange

Metso's valves business has joined forces with Hexagon PPM to ramp up its valve quotation efficiency. The agreement complements Metso's digital quotation tools, and it will enhance the efficient exchange of inquiry, quotation and project execution data between Metso and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) customers who use Hexagon PPM's SmartPlant and Smart software suites. 

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