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Setpoint Integrated Solutions Expands Flowserve Distribution to Houston

Setpoint Integrated Solutions (Setpoint IS) is expanding its distribution contract for the Flowserve heritage product lines Durco, Atomac and Automax. The new agreement will authorize the Setpoint IS La Porte facility to become a “Black Tie Authorized Repair House” for the Durco/Atomac product lines and will expand the company’s distribution reach into the greater Houston area.

Setpoint IS has been a Flowserve distributor since 1957, and the areas covered under the new agreement will now encompass all Setpoint IS branch locations in Texas and Louisiana. 

ValvTechnologies, Inc. Named to API Committees

ValvTechnologies QAE Manager Suresh Balachandran, Sr. has been appointed to two American Petroleum Institute (API) Standards committees, the API SC18/TG2 on API Q1 the Quality Management System and API SC6 on API 6A and 6D (Product Certification for 6A: Specification for Wellhead and Christmas Tree Equipment and 6D: Specification for Pipeline and Piping Valves).

The API’s committees are comprised of industry experts who review and develop API standards. Each committee is broken down into task groups whose purpose is identifying the needs, then develop, approve and revise industry standards. Committee membership is open to groups that are materially affected by the standards, including oil and gas companies, manufacturers and suppliers, contractors and consultants, and representatives of government agencies and academia. 

GE Oil & Gas Promotes Maria Sferruzza

Maria Sferruzza has been promoted to vice president, global services for turbomachinery solutions at GE Oil & Gas. With more than twenty years of experience at GE Oil & Gas, Maria has held a variety of leadership roles in operations, sales, marketing and services. Maria earned her master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Universita’ di Palermo, Italy. 

EGC Enterprises Names John Popovich Vice President

PopovichnotieEGC Enterprises has named John Popovich vice president of fluid sealing and thermal systems sales. In addition to his primary role, he will assume responsibility for customer service. Popovich will be responsible for developing a sales force for both businesses that is more efficient in reaching current and future markets.

Popovich brings with him over 25 years in industrial manufacturing sales and leadership positions. Prior to EGC, he was the president of Furnace Parts, a manufacturer of specialty industrial thermocouples. Before that, he was the vice president of sales at Nook Industries, a manufacturer of highly engineered linear components and systems.

Popovich received his BA in English from Fairfield University in 1991 and his MBA from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management in 2005. He currently lives in Chagrin Falls, OH with his wife and two sons. 

Union Tech Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) officially welcomes Union Tech Co., LLC of Houston, our second new member of 2017.

Founded in 1982, Union Tech offers turnkey manufacturing capabilities from its team of engineers and product experts and develops a suite of valve products that leverage the capabilities of its manufacturing platform. 

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