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VMA Looks Back at 2012 and Forward to 2013

VMA 75 circleContrary to dire predictions, the end of the Mayan calendar signaled only the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, while the end of 2012 signaled the end of another banner year for the Valve Manufacturers Association and the beginning of an exciting 2013.


Valve World 2012 – Truly a Global Industry

Valve World Show 2012Valve industry professionals from around the world attended Valve World Expo 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 27 to 29. VMA President Bill Sandler summed up the event as being "outstanding." Bill represented VMA and shared a stand with our friends from the British Valve & Actuator Association. Show organizers said there were approximately 10,000 attendees.

Mark Cordell Named Chairman at 74th Annual Meeting

cordellOutgoing VMA chairman Bruce Broxterman, president, Richards Industries, handed the chairman’s gavel to incoming chairman Mark Cordell, president, Distributed Valves, Cameron Valves & Measurement at the VMA/VRC 74th Annual Meeting, Sept. 20-22.

He Will Be Missed

hannafinThomas J. Hannafin, 71, a senior advisor to Kitz Corp. USA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 2, following a massive heart attack.

In a message to company members and colleagues, Jim Walther, president of KITZ Corp. USA, wrote: "It is with profound sadness that we announce our dear friend and colleague Tom Hannafin passed away this morning.

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