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ValvTechnologies Receives Export Leadership Award

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has been recognized by the United States Embassy for leadership in exporting U.S.-made products and services to Chile.

ValvTechnologies was one of seven companies that received the award. Recipients are recognized as top U.S. exporters that have played an instrumental role in the exporting of domestic goods which make significant contributions to the country’s economy. Soltex Chile SA, a ValvTechnologies’ distributor, accepted the award on ValvTechnologies’ behalf.

United Valve Names Polasek Repair Operations Manager

Donald PolasekUnited Valve is pleased to announce the addition of Donald Polasek to its management team. He will serve as repair operations manager and will oversee all United Valve Repair activities.

Polasek brings 38 years of valve experience to United Valve, including North American service manager at Valvtechnologies. He also has 25 years in repair operations management with Crane Energy Flow Solutions, where he received a lean six-sigma black belt. Polasek currently serves on the board of directors of the Valve Repair Council (VRC).  

Metso Realigns, Names New Valves Business President

Olli Isotalo MetsoMetso has decided that the businesses under the Minerals and Flow Control segments will be further developed separately from each other.

Metso has also appointed Olli Isotalo as President, Valves business area. Isotalo will start in his position on July 15, 2019 and will become a member of the Metso Executive Team. Isotalo has previously served as CEO of Patria Oyj and has held various executive positions at Cargotec Corporation. John Quinlivan, the current President of the Valves business area, will continue as Senior Adviser until the end of 2019 and will support Olli Isotalo during the transition period.

BHGE Wins Valve Lifecycle Management Contract with LUKOIL

BHGE, together with Fluid Control OOD, has been awarded the VLM (Valve Lifecycle Management) contract to provide valve diagnostics and service management for the LUKOIL Burgas Refinery, Residue Hydrocracker unit covering approximately 150 valves. Located on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, the Burgas Refinery has been operating since 1964, and has continuously expanded and optimized operations to produce over 60,000 barrels per day to deliver roughly 10 million tons of annual capacity.

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