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Garlock Promotes Michael Faulkner to President

Garlock Sealing Technoligies, an EnPro Industries company, has promoted Michael Faulkner to president. Faulkner will report to EnPro COO Marvin Riley. Faulkner's appointment to the position of president is currently effective. His predecessor, Eric Vaillancourt, has been named president of STEMCO, a sister EnPro company.

Faulkner's career at Garlock stretches 13 years, most recently as vice president and general manager of GPT (a member of the Garlock family of companies). In his new role, he will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction for the company. 


Metso and Hexagon Collaborate on Valve Projects' Data Exchange

Metso's valves business has joined forces with Hexagon PPM to ramp up its valve quotation efficiency. The agreement complements Metso's digital quotation tools, and it will enhance the efficient exchange of inquiry, quotation and project execution data between Metso and its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) customers who use Hexagon PPM's SmartPlant and Smart software suites. 

Emerson Digitizing FIS Manufacturing Sites

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici (FIS) has selected Emerson to digitize operations and work processes at three manufacturing sites in Italy. With the $20 million contracts, Emerson will provide automation technology to help create a fully electronic manufacturing environment.

As part of its growth strategy, FIS constructed a new $123 million unit at its Termoli site, doubling capacity to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients. Emerson will implement its Syncade manufacturing execution system at the Termoli site, as well as the Montecchio facility, providing automated workflows and paperless procedures and recordkeeping. 

VMA/BVAA Share Booth at Valve World

Valve world bestThe Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and the British Valve & Actuator Association (BVAA) will once again share a stand at Valve World, which is Nov. 27-29 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Valve World, the 11th international valve trade fair and conference, covers the entire spectrum of industries where valves are used from oil and gas to water/wastewater, power generation and marine and offshore industries. At the show, attendees gather information on innovations, new products and processes and trends.

People come from around the world to listen to experts speak during three days of sessions and educational events including presentations of papers on the latest developments.

They also visit an exhibit hall that covers 20,000 square meters (more than 200,000 square feet). During the 2016 event, more than 12,000 visitors flocked to that hall to visit with about 725 exhibitors.

Many of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, including many VMA members, exhibit their range of flow control equipment including valves, actuators, controls, pressure relief devices, gaskets and sealing and more.

“VMA has found this show to be an outstanding vehicle for getting VALVE Magazine and information on membership in VMA in front of the international community,” said VMA President Bill Sandler, who will be at the show.

“It also presents both organizations an excellent tool for networking with colleagues from around the world and sharing information on what is happening in other locales,” he added.

The VMA/BVAA stand will include member companies from both associations as well as a common area for meeting with clients and colleagues.

This year’s location, as in the past, will be Building 4 Stand C21. VMA members seeking more information on the show can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Anyone interest in learning about the North American industry, the association and its many offerings, including the education & training program, VALVE Magazine and our many other programs and events, should stop by the booth and visit,” Sandler said.

For information on the show, go to www.valve-world.net.

Norriseal-WellMark Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) welcomes Norriseal-Wellmark as its newest full member. This is VMA’s fifth new member in 2018.

Based out of Houston, Norriseal-WellMark has been a supplier of valve and control solutions for more than six decades.

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