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Metso Signs New Distribution Agreement with Eco Consult

Metso is expanding the coverage of its flow control business via a distribution agreement with the Croatia-based company Eco Consult d.o.o. The agreement was signed in 2017, and orders have already been placed for refinery and geothermal projects.

The company operates particularly in Eastern Europe and already has a 13-year history of cooperation with Metso. Eco Consult has a presence in the power, oil and gas industries, and it also serves other process industries, energy projects and steel production. 

Weir Flow Control Names Chris Toncheff VP of Sales and Marketing

Chris Toncheff has joined Weir Flow Control as vice president of sales and marketing. Reporting directly to divisional president David Paradis, he will lead the valve and pump commercial teams with an aim to strategically align with customers in order to provide greater value to them.

Toncheff has spent close to 30 years in the flow control industry with significant leadership roles in Europe and North America. In May of 2008, he left his role as director of marketing, Americas at Xomox for Pentair where he became the director, global sales & marketing for the Actuation and Controls business. Since leaving Pentair in 2015, he has been consulting for various manufacturers and teaching at Mount St. Joseph University.

Chris Toncheff has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He lives in, and will work from Cincinnati, OH.  

FCX Performance Names Theron Neese Executive Vice President

FCX Performance has hired Theron Neese as executive vice president of operations. Neese will be responsible for all of FCX’s service, repair, purchasing, warehouse, assembly and safety operations.

Neese joins FCX Performance after 17 years at Cardinal Heath, a company specializing in medical products manufacturing and distribution. His career spanned various and expanding operational roles at Cardinal, including the development of extensive knowledge of Lean Six Sigma. 

Mark Claffey New President at Weir Valves & Controls USA

The Weir Group has appointed Mark Claffey as president of Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc. He has been with Weir since August 2013 and has most recently been acting as interim president since February 2017.

Claffey has over 17 years of experience in the flow control industry. He has previous executive experience, in addition to leadership in domestic and international operations in the energy, technology and industrial product markets. 

Crane ChemPharma & Energy Announces NSF Certification

Crane ChemPharma & Energy recently obtained NSF-61 & NSF-372 certification of its Stockham® Butterfly Valves for potable water and lead-free service. The NSF/ANSI Standard 61 ensures that a product is safe for use in drinking water and thereby meets the regulatory requirements for the U.S. and Canada, and often the testing requirement for several other countries.

“As a long-time supplier of valve solutions for the commercial market and mechanical contractors, we are consistently looking for ways to better serve our customers through new applications,” said Cody Beaman, regional business line manager, Crane ChemPharma & Energy. “The NSF certification of our Stockham® Butterfly Valves has expanded our portfolio allowing Crane to offer solutions that best meet all of their needs.”

Stockham Butterfly Valves offer positive bidirectional shutoff and automation in both gas and liquid service. 

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