Velan Inc. announced that James Mannebach has been appointed chairman of the board. The outgoing chairman, Tom Velan, will continue to serve as a director of the company. Mannebach, who joined the board in 2018, is the first independent chairman of the company. He has extensive experience in the valve and flow control industry having worked in senior leadership positions at Emerson Process Management (Xomox, Fisher Controls, Micro Motion and Rosemont), Roper Technologies and IMI.
Rob Velan has been appointed vice-chairman of the board as the Velan family continues to move from the second-generation leadership to third-generation and independent leadership. Rob Velan has served on the board since 2013 and is the executive vice-president of MRO and Aftermarket, one of the company’s strategic business units.