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ITT to Receive 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award

ITT Inc. has been selected to receive the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Award in the Visionary Leadership category. This achievement honors ITT for its leadership and positive impact on the manufacturing industry. ITT will receive the award during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 11-13, 2018, in Huntington Beach, CA.

The recognition from the Manufacturing Leadership Council and Frost & Sullivan honors companies leading the manufacturing industry into the fourth industrial revolution.  


Pekka Vauramo Appointed President and CEO of Metso

Metso's board of directors has appointed Pekka Vauramo president and CEO of Metso, effective as of November 2018 at the latest. CFO Eeva Sipilä will continue to serve as Metso's interim CEO until Vauramo begins in his new role.

Vauramo has served as president and CEO of Finnair since 2013, and prior to that he held several management positions at Cargotec (2007-2013) and Sandvik (1985-2007). 

Curtiss-Wright Supporting Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier Program

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $85 million to provide main propulsion steam turbines and auxiliary equipment for the U.S. Navy’s Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). The award was received from Huntington Ingalls, Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) to support planned ship construction.

This contract reflects the first award received by the Dresser-Rand government business acquired on April 2, 2018. Engineering and manufacturing will commence in 2018 and will continue through at least 2022. The products will be shipped to Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. 

Crane Celebrates Opening of New Plant in India

Crane ChemPharma & Energy celebrated the inauguration of its newest location, an aseptic diaphragm valve factory in Satara, India. Crane invited hundreds of customers and industry stakeholders to participate in a day-long event complete with a tour of the new plant and luncheon held on May 10, 2018. Built within the same complex as two other Crane factories, one for Saunders Industrial Diaphragm Valves and another for CentreLine Butterfly Valves, the new facility will be 100% dedicated to Saunders HC4 aseptic diaphragm valves and actuators.

In addition to touring the new plant, attendees also took part in a ground-breaking ceremony for the Crane-sponsored Maher Home for Disadvantaged Children. 

Flowserve Appoints Lanesha Minnix as Chief Legal Officer

Lanesha Minnix FlowserveLanesha Minnix will join Flowserve as senior vice president and chief legal officer, beginning Monday, June 11. Minnix comes from BMC Stock Holdings, Inc., where she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, since 2017.

Prior to BMC, Minnix was vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer, at ABM Industries. Additionally, Minnix served as senior legal counsel for Shell Oil Company. While at Shell, she managed the legal support for the production start-up of Pearl GTL, the company’s $19 billion capital investment project in Qatar. She also served as lead counsel for Shell’s retail lubricants and downstream aviation business. 

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