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Emerson Automation Solutions Names New MEA President

Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa. A 24-year veteran of Emerson, Vidya was most recently vice president for Emerson’s measurement and analytical business in Asia Pacific.

Vidya started her career at Emerson in business unit operations and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in a variety of functions. She recently served as global sales leader for Plantweb, Emerson’s portfolio of Industrial Internet of Things technologies and services. She led the growth of wireless business in Asia Pacific and expanded industry solutions and the lifecycle services portfolio for the region.


Emerson and Repsol to Form Alliance

Emerson and Repsol have established a strategic alliance to deliver advanced subsurface geophysical technologies to significantly reduce the time to prospect and produce first oil. To achieve this, Emerson will work collaboratively with Repsol to implement and deploy advanced subsurface imaging technologies, with core technologies developed by Repsol as part of Kaleidoscope, its 10-year innovation project.

The partnership, which includes a joint investment of both research and development, will enable Repsol and Emerson to produce commercially available software products for license to help other oil field operators and service companies.

Highland Foundry Wins Sulzer Excellence Award

Highland Foundry Sulzer Award Gary Kilponen Blair Risto Lindroos Highland Foundry Ltd. was recognized with a Sulzer Excellence Award for “Best Technical Support in 2018” in Casting Category, AME Region. The award ceremony was a part of the Sulzer Pump Global Supplier Days, an event to jointly improve supply chain performance, procurement strategy and outlook to better serve the market held in Houston, TX March 19 and 20, 2019.

Photo from left, Gary Kilponen, Chief Procurement Officer (Sulzer Switzerland), Kim Morgan, VP Business Development and Marketing (Highland), Blair Alton, President and General Manager (Highland), Risto Lindroos, Head Direct Spend Category Management Group Procurement, (Sulzer Switzerland).  

Hunt Valve Acquires Montreal Bronze

Hunt Valve Company has completed its acquisition of Montreal Bronze Limited (MB Valve). Located in Terrebonne, Quebec, MB Valve supplies severe-duty bronze marine valves. The company also has a large variety of special bronze and alloy steel products that meet specific performance requirements for U.S., Canadian and NATO-friendly Navy ships, pharmaceutical and nuclear applications.

Valtorc Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) welcomed Valtorc as our newest full member. This is the sixth new VMA member of 2019 so far.

Since 1980, Valtorc International has been a major supplier in the industrial control and valve market worldwide. Valtorc has a broad product line of standard control devices.

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