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Flowserve Engineer Honored by Hydraulic Institute

Michael Mueller, manager – global engineering standards at Flowserve, recently received the 2018 Member of the Year award from the Hydraulic Institute (HI). The award was presented at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg, FL by John Kahren, chairman of HI and president of SyncroFlo.

A principal engineer on Flowserve’s Engineering Standardization team, Michael has been with Flowserve since 1991, joining as a reliability engineer. During his career, he has held various roles in quality, order engineering and engineering standardization and has served as a subject matter expert.


Curtiss-Wright EST Group Names New Business Development Manager

Günther Pergher joins Curtiss-Wright EST Group as business development manager for new build projects in North America, focusing on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms. While based in the North American headquarters in Pennsylvania, Pergher will support growing new build efforts in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America as well.

Prior to joining EST Group, Pergher held several high-profile positions, including director and regional vice president business development at COOEC Subsea. He has also served as general manager business development at Samsung Engineering for more than seven years.

Lance Valves Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomed its seventh new member of 2019, Lance Valves of Lancaster, NY.

Established in 1972, Lance Valves manufactures many of their own products at their Buffalo, NY area facility where they are machined, assembled and tested.

Valve Reconditioning Service Celebrates 50 Years

This spring, Valve Reconditioning Service (VRS), a family-run company in Melvindale, MI, celebrates the 50th anniversary of their business. The company was founded in June 1969 by Italian immigrant Mario Carbonaro.

As VRS kicks off its 50th year, the company invites its customers, suppliers, and colleagues to recognize all that they have achieved together over the last half-century and enjoy a world-class celebration with three days of food, fun and demonstrations such as orbital welding, safety valve and live steam testing.

Wendy Smith Named 2019 Influential Woman in Manufacturing

Putman Media, publisher of Chemical Processing, Control, Control Design, Food Processing, Pharma Manufacturing, Plant Services and Smart Industry magazines, has announced the 2019 class of Influential Women in Manufacturing.

One of the honorees is Wendy Smith, VP of engineering at Optimation Technology. Smith will be profiled with the other winners in a dedicated e-book to be released in September and recognized in person at an awards luncheon on Friday, Oct. 4 (Manufacturing Day) at MxD in Chicago.

Among the honorees in this year's class of Influential Women in Manufacturing are CEOs, senior engineers and a member of Congress. They are leading initiatives that are challenging traditional approaches to focus areas ranging from production process management to manufacturing workforce recruitment.

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