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Emerson Exploring Acquisition of Pentair Valves & Controls

Reuters UK has spoken to sources that confirm Emerson has made an offer to acquire Pentair Valves & Controls. Pentair Plc added the Valves & Controls division after its merger with Tyco Flow Control in 2012.

“Pentair has received offers for the valves and controls business from companies other than Emerson, and there is no certainty that it will agree to any deal, the people said. The unit for sale could be valued at around $2 billion, the people added.” 

Pentair Valves & Controls Rolls Out Customer Education Program

Pentair Valves & Controls has introduced the Pentair University customer education program for past, present and prospective clients and industry leaders in various locations throughout the world. Pentair University’s invitation-only seminars are free to attend. In some regions of the world, Pentair University attendees earn continuing education units (CEUs) to help them maintain their engineering certifications.

Pentair has successfully hosted Pentair University seminars thus far in 2016 in Denver, Kansas City, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand. Additional Pentair University seminars are planned for locations in Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and Texas as well as cities in Canada, Qatar, Spain and Turkey.  

Watson Valve Names Bob White New President

Robert White 2016Watson Valve Services Inc. has named Robert “Bob” White as its new president. The current president, John M. Watson, will remain as the company’s CEO.

Bob has served as executive vice president, and ownership, of Watson Valve Services since its inception in 2002. He has continued to play a pivotal role in Watson Valve’s growth in the severe service, metal seated ball valve market.

Prior to his executive vice presidency at Watson Valve Services, Bob spent over 39 years in executive management for Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, a sister company to Watson Valve Services. Bob led the initiative to gain ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for the Watson Coatings Laboratory. Such accreditation is used by testing and calibration laboratories that produce testing and calibration results. Bob continues to hold the executive vice presidency at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing today. 

Cory Foster Joins Powell Valves as Regional Manager

The Wm. Powell Company has announced the addition of Cory Foster to the sales team as regional manager - southwest.

Cory is a native of Houston, TX and a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in Business Management. He will be based in Powell's Stafford, TX location and be responsible for sales and business development in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of Louisiana.

According to Tim Fries, vice president of sales and marketing, "l think Cory's previous valve industry sales experience and his ability to build strong sustainable relationship is going to be a real asset to expanding the Powell brand throughout the Southwest." 

MRC Global Ranked #1 Industrial PVF Distributor

MRC Global is ranked #1 on Modern Distribution Management’s 2016 Top Industrial PVF Distributors list and #5 on the Top Industrial Distributors list. The MDM Market Leaders lists identify the top distributors by revenue across 15 distribution sectors.

Data to determine placement on the Market Leaders lists was collected from the companies, public filings and news releases. For companies that did not provide their data, MDM estimated rankings based on past reported revenues, average revenue increases within the sectors, data from economic reports and conversations with industry experts. 


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