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Train Named Executive President of Emerson Automation Solutions

Emerson recently named new senior leadership appointments to its Office of the Chief Executive who now report directly to chairman and CEO David N. Farr, and help develop and guide the company’s global strategies.

Michael H. Train’s new title is executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. He was appointed leader of the newly formed Automation Solutions business in April 2016. Train began his career at Emerson in 1991, and served most recently as president of global sales for Emerson Process Management from 2010 to 2016. 

All-Pro Fasteners Receives Monogram Licensing

All-Pro Threaded Products, an All-Pro Fasteners company, received the official API Q1 registration and on September 23, 2016 become the second of only two within the industry to have obtained both the API 20E & 20F monogram licenses.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has confirmed that All-Pro meets the applicable requirements and has developed and consistently used the procedures that address all relevant elements within its expectations. 

Automation Technology Launches New Maintenance Service

Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) announces the formation of ATI Frontline Services, a specialized maintenance service dedicated to providing oil and natural gas pipeline customers and other end users with expert field and shop valve actuator and accessory installation, testing, repair, replacement and automation calibration.

ATI Frontline Services is located within the company’s new headquarters and ISO 9001:2008-certified manufacturing facility in Cypress (Houston), TX. The services are available for all ATI products as well as valve actuators from other manufacturers. 

GE Oil & Gas and SKF Sign Collaboration Agreement

SKF and GE Oil & Gas have signed a non-exclusive, license-based collaboration agreement, aimed at further developing the use of active magnetic bearing technologies within the oil and gas sector. The partnership also provides the basis for future collaboration, to widen the scope of applications of active magnetic bearings into other GE Oil & Gas turbomachinery, such as steam and gas turbines.

SKF is a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. 

ValvTechnologies Names Benard Director of Manufacturing Operations

Herman BenardValvTechnologies, Inc. named Herman Benard, Jr. Director of Manufacturing, announced company president Kevin Hunt. Based in Houston, Benard will have senior management responsibility for ValvTechnologies’ manufacturing groups.

Prior to joining ValvTechnologies, Benard served as manufacturing manager for Thrustmaster of Texas, manufacturing engineering manager for Igloo Products; earlier in his career he held various positions like plant manager, assembly manager and injection mold manager. 


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