Last updateThu, 20 Sep 2018 3pm


Tommy Baldwyn Named Wey Valve President/CEO

Tommy Baldwyn has been named president and CEO at Wey Valve. He replaces Samuel Sidler, who’s gone on to serve as head of global business development on the board of SISTAG AG.

Baldwyn has held many positions with Wey since 2000, such as vice-president operations, director of manufacturing and most recently as vice-president director sales & marketing. 

Curtiss-Wright Supporting Virginia-Class Submarine Program

Curtiss-Wright has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $28 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines. The award was received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. to support ship construction and spare parts procurement. The contract includes FY18 orders for two ship sets of submarine propulsion plant valves and spares.

Curtiss-Wright is performing the work at its facility in East Farmingdale, NY, a business unit of Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division. Engineering and manufacturing has commenced and will continue through 2022.

Equipment & Controls Joins Valve Repair Council

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomed Equipment & Controls, Inc, as the newest member of the Valve Repair Council (VRC).

Equipment & Controls, Inc. (ECI) has over 60 years of service in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Western Maryland. ECI specializes in supplying industrial automation products and solutions for manufacturing and process industries. 

VMA Members Rank High on Top Distributors' Lists

The 8th annual report on the state of the distribution industry, which includes the lists of top distributors and trends in 15 sectors, was just released from Modern Distribution Management (MDM). Among the Top 5 Industrial PVF Distributors, NOW Inc. (DistributionNOW) is no. 2, Wolseley Industrial Group is no. 4 and FloWorks International LLC is no. 5.

In the MDM list of Top 40 Industrial Distributors, NOW Inc. is ranked no. 11 while Wolseley Industrial Group comes in at no. 16.

The lists are ranked in order of 2017 revenue size alone; no other factors were used to compile these lists.

Val-Matic Names Tim O’Shea Engineering Project Manager

Val Matic Tim OSheaVal-Matic has named Tim O’Shea as its new engineering project manager. O’Shea is well respected in the valve industry with over 18 years’ experience and 7 valve-related U.S. Patents attached to his name. In addition to his extensive valve design and application experience, O’Shea participates in AWWA committees covering air, ball, butterfly, check, cone, plug valves as well as those for valve actuators, waterworks gaskets and elastomers, and grooved end connections. He is the chair of the AWWA subcommittee on hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. O'Shea is also active in many MSS committees and is the chair of the MSS cast iron valve committee and the MSS coordinating committee. 

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