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ValvTechnologies Successfully Completes NUPIC Audit

ValvTechnologies, Inc. recently achieved NUPIC-approved suppliers list status, upon successful completion of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) audit conducted at the Houston facility. NUPIC members include all domestic U.S. nuclear utilities as well as several international members.

Formed in 1989 and committed to the future of commercial nuclear power, NUPIC has a proven process for evaluating suppliers furnishing safety-related components and services and commercial-grade items to nuclear utilities to ensure the highest standards of quality. Once a company is placed on the NUPIC-approved suppliers list, any nuclear utility can use this supplier as long as it approves the audit that was conducted by NUPIC. 

GE Oil & Gas Supporting ONGC’s Exploratory Drilling Campaign in India

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a multi-million-dollar frame agreement by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India’s largest exploration and production company. Under the agreement, GE will provide an estimated 55 subsea wellheads (SG5) over next three years for the operator’s offshore drilling campaign, in shallow to medium waters offshore India.

Since ONGC’s foray into deep water a decade ago, GE has been a major supplier of subsea wellheads, including those used to drill two of the deepest wells in the world to date (3174m and 3165m). 

Lee Howard Named President of Rotork Controls

Lee HowardLee Howard has been named president of Rotork Controls, overseeing both the U.S. and Canada. He replaces the recently retired Bob Arnold, a former VMA chairman, who served as president of Rotork Controls since 1988.

Lee was born in Wales and is a native of the UK. He previously served as managing director, Rotork Africa; general manager, Rotork Australia; and regional general manager, Australasia, Japan and Korea.

Val-Matic Names Mark Troyanowski VP of Sales & Marketing

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. has appointed Mark T. Troyanowski as vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Troyanowski joined Val-Matic earlier this year and previously worked in various sales management roles at other manufacturing companies.

Over his career, he has participated in several municipal industry organizations including APWA, AWWA and WASDA. Mr. Troyanowski earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and brings a wealth of industry experience to the position. 

Pentair Valves & Controls Acquired by Emerson

Emerson has signed an agreement to purchase the Valves & Controls business of Pentair for $3.15 billion. Pentair Valves & Controls business has nearly 7,500 employees around the world.

This transaction follows Emerson’s recently announced divestitures of Network Power, Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques for a total of $5.2 billion as part of the company’s overall strategic portfolio repositioning that was initiated in June 2015.

The deal is expected to close in the next four to six months, subject to various regulatory approvals. 


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