Last updateThu, 23 May 2019 6pm


Weir Close to Selling Flow Control Business

The Weir Group is close to selling its Flow Control unit for more than $390 million, Reuters reports.

“The 148-year-old company said in April that it would start a process to sell the flow-control division” which “comes after oilfield services companies were hit by a slowdown in demand last year as regional oil prices fell due to transportation bottlenecks faced by producers.” 

Emerson Completes Purchase of GE’s Intelligent Platforms

Emerson has completed the purchase of Intelligent Platforms from General Electric (GE). The addition of Intelligent Platforms programmable logic controller technologies will enable Emerson to expand its capabilities in machine control and discrete applications.

Intelligent Platforms is based in Charlottesville, VA with approximately 650 employees worldwide and 2017 sales of $210 million. 

ValvTechnologies Names Whittaker Director of Global Quality Management

Keith WhittakerValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Keith Whittaker as director of global quality management. Based in Houston, Whittaker will report to company president, Kevin Hunt, and be responsible for global quality standards, programs and systems. In this role, he will lead the development and continuous improvement of our quality programs and processes to support the growth and globalization of the company.

Most recently, Whittaker served as director of quality for general plastics and Composites, L.P. for six years, where he developed and managed the corporate quality program and systems. Previously, he held senior quality management positions at Oceaneering International, Inc., Dana Corporation, and E-Z-GO Textron. 

ValvTechnologies Names Mark Abbott Director of Engineering

mark abbottValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Mark Abbott its director of engineering. Based in Houston, Abbott will have global management responsibility for all ValvTechnologies’ engineering groups and activities worldwide.

Abbott joined ValvTechnologies in June 2016 as product engineering and design manager, later adding the nuclear engineering role to his responsibilities. With more than 17 years of experience, Abbott was engineering manager within Schlumberger’s Completions Division, responsible for well construction equipment. Prior to that role, he led Flowserve’s Durco product design team and worked as a research engineer and a senior drilling engineer for ExxonMobil. 

Micromatic LLC Joins VMA

This week VMA welcomes Micromatic LLC as our newest full member effective immediately. This is our third new member of 2019 so far.

With origins dating back to 1929, Micromatic manufactures and designs rotary actuators and automated assembly equipment. Their headquarters in Berne, IN features 110,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities on 10 acres. 

Subscribe Fall18


• Print magazine
Digital magazine
• VALVE eNews
Read the latest issue

*to qualified valve professionals in the U.S./Canada

NEW BASICS 2019 300x250

Looking for a career in the Valve Industry?

ValveCareers Horiz

To learn more, visit the Valve Careers YouTube channel to watch the videos below or visit ValveCareers.com a special initiative of the Valve Manufacturers Association

  • Latest Post

  • Popular

  • Links

  • Events

New Products