After a 26-year career with Val-Matic Valve and Mfg. Corp., President and CEO John V. Ballun will retire from the company on May 15, 2021. Steve Dalton will take over as President.
Over his tenure, Ballun served as Vice President of Engineering, launched the initial ISO 9001 certification process, and led the development of Val-Matic’s quarter-turn product lines. As President and CEO, he led the company through six years of sustained growth in the water and wastewater valve markets and recently oversaw the acquisition of Val-Matic Valve by A.Y. McDonald. He also represented Val-Matic for many years as a board member and past President of the Manufacturers’ Standardization Society (MSS). Ballun has published numerous articles on valve technology for the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) and contributed to several standard development organizations including the American Water Works Association (AWWA).
Dalton, who began his career as a consulting engineer in the water works industry in Chicago, joined Val-Matic in 2011 and has BS and MS degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering along with Professional Engineering Registration. As Director of Engineering, he participated in standards developing organizations including AWWA, MSS, ASSE, and API.