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VMA’s New Chair Cites Deep Need for Technical Know-How

hughes at podiumAsk David Hughes, the new chairman of the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA), what he sees as the most significant pressure the valve industry of today faces and he’ll point to the need to find new ways to offer and create expertise.

Hughes, who is director of Global Accounts-Final Control, Emerson Automation Solutions, took over as VMA’s top leader in September at the organization’s annual meeting.

Employee Retirements Show Depth of Industry Expertise

Emerson recently honored three top officials for their many long years of service in promoting and growing the Fisher brand of valves within the process industries.

Retiring from the company are Terry Buzbee, Mike Mason and Dan Button. Collectively, those three men have served Emerson and Fisher for 124 years: more than 40 years each. They’ve also given time and resources to VMA: Terry Buzbee was chairman in 2001; Mike Mason served in that position in 2010 as well as a member and chair of the Valve Repair Council. Dan Button has worked on the program committee for the Leadership Forum for many years.

Sharing Knowledge at 2017 Valve World Americas Conference

VMA and VALVE Magazine staff were on hand for the recently completed Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June 20-21. Of the 200+ exhibitors, 45 were members of the Valve Manufacturers Association and representatives from a dozen members also gave presentations during the conference.

Fourteen workshops and seven plenary sessions in the conference covered valve design, cryogenic applications, fugitive emissions and partial stroke testing, staffing and much more.

Valve World Americas Event Set for June 20-21

End users, distributors, EPC/AEC personnel, valve makers and a host of other flow control professionals will gather June 20-21, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX for the biennial Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. The conference attracts attendees from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and other parts of the world. But no matter where they are located, they have this in common: to learn and exchange information about valves and related equipment and to see the products at the Expo.


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