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Don Bowers Named Conval VP of Sales and Marketing

Don Bowers publicity photoConval President Don Curtin recently announced that Don Bowers, Jr. has been appointed Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. In this new role, he will be responsible for all domestic and global sales and marketing initiatives and results.

Bowers joined Conval in the spring of 2017 as Director of Sales - Nuclear & Key Accounts. His experience and knowledge base spans almost four decades in the thermal power and severe service valve industry. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Bowers’ career has included positions at Graver Energy Systems, Bechtel Power, Crane, Velan and Weir, with over 35 years in key management positions in the valve industry. He is a member of ASME; Chairman of ASME Standards Committee IX; a member of the ASME SCIX’s Subgroup General Requirements and Subgroup Welding Qualifications; and Past Chairman and Member of the National Board Inspection Code's Sub-Committee on Overpressure Protection (NBIC-SCOP). He also serves on the Valve Manufacturers' Association Valve Magazine Editorial Review Board.

Flowserve Names Stamenkovic VP Marketing & Technology, Flow Control

Flowserve has appointed Dr. Igor Stamenkovic as vice president, marketing and technology of its flow control division.

In his role, he will be responsible for leading product management, marketing and engineering functions for Flowserve’s valve and valve control products.

He most recently served as director of global technology for Eaton Corporation. Dr. Stamenkovic is an experienced technology and product executive with an entrepreneurial background and brings more than 17 years of experience driving B2B business growth and go-to-market strategies for a variety of Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. His industry experience spans power and energy, oil and gas, data centers, commercial and residential sectors.

Sääskilahti Named Senior Vice President, Finance for Metso’s Valves Business

Simo Sääskilahti has been appointed senior vice president, finance for Metso’s Valves business area. During the course of creating Neles Corporation, he will be nominated for CFO of Neles.

He will start in the new position on October 15th, 2019, and will report to Olli Isotalo, president of the valves business area and the future CEO of Neles.

Sääskilahti joined Metso in 2011 and he has had several top management positions in the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, valves equipment in the valves business area.

Prior to his career in Metso, he has worked in management consulting and held management positions in the software business.

Emerson Automation Solutions Adds Digital Transformation Group

Emerson has established a dedicated organization focused on digital transformation technologies and programs. The new Digital Transformation business – announced at the annual Emerson Global Users Exchange – brings together critical resources to help manufacturers develop and implement pragmatic digital transformation strategies. The $650+ million business combines existing expertise in consulting, project execution, smart sensor technologies, data management and analytics – all part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem.

Chesterton Expands NSF 61 Certification

To meet the growing demand for certified drinking water supplies, Chesterton has expanded its offering of NSF 61 certified mechanical seals to include all its single cartridge seals as well as split seals.

Previously, Chesterton’s NSF products were limited to the 155 Single Cartridge Seal and the Chesterton 442 with RSC faces. The company recently received approval for ALL Chesterton single cartridge seals as well as its flagship Chesterton 442 and 442C split seals.

The certifiable seal configurations are as follows:

  • 155, 150, S10 (Seal Faces: CB/SSC EP, SSC/SSC EP) including variants
  • 442C, 442 (Sea Faces: CB/RSC EP, RSC/RSC/EP) including variants


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