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Teadit Honored with 2019 SEAL Award

Teadit North America President, Chris Day, is calling their latest achievement, the SEAL Award, “One for the thumb!” This award rolls in as the 5th for Teadit’s Origin Technology, currently utilized in the RC510 Gasket.

This recognition, however, is different from the previous awards which all focused on the innovation of the technology itself. The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement and Leadership) Award recognizes Environmental Initiatives and is the first accolade for Teadit’s Origin Technology based on the sustainability of its manufacturing process. This is something that hits close to home for Teadit, as their mission is “Sealing for a Safer and Greener Tomorrow.” The award was evaluated, and selected, based upon key criteria such as, impact metrics, innovation, sharing of insights, and investment levels.

Wolseley Industrial Group’s Rob Braig Joins PVF Roundtable

Rob Braig, vice president of Wolseley Industrial Group, is the newest member of the PVF Roundtable Board of Directors. The PVF Roundtable is an organization of industry professionals involved in the pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) industry committed to providing an open dialogue to exchange relevant information, creating awareness of current industry affairs which affect the entire PVF community.

“The PVF Roundtable board is excited to have Rob join our group. His industry knowledge and experience will complement our board, and help us grow the organization,” said Sara Alford, president of the PVF Roundtable, and general manager, Newmans Valve.

Emerson Wins 2020 Edison Award

Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem has been named a 2020 Edison Awards winner in the Innovative Services category. The Edison Awards, named after inventor Thomas Alva Edison, recognize and honor the world’s best innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design.

Emerson’s Plantweb was chosen as a winner by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education.

“After a thorough review, the Edison Awards judges recognize Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem as a game-changing innovation, standing out among the best in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

Spirax Sarco Appoints Next Chief Financial Officer

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has announced that Nimesh Patel will join the board as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive director. Patel will join Spirax Sarco before the end of July 2020 and will succeed Kevin Boyd as CFO and a member of the board following completion of the interim financial reporting process.

Patel is currently CFO of the De Beers Group, which is majority owned by Anglo American plc. He has over 22 years of experience in senior finance roles including his role with De Beers and as group head of corporate finance for Anglo American.

ValvTechnologies Names David Birks Regional Sales Director

ValvTechnologies has appointed David Birks as regional sales director for the Middle East and Africa. He will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the valve manufacturing industry, Birks brings extensive international sales and business management experience to ValvTechnologies. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales project pursuit for Emerson Valves. Prior to that, Birks was the vice president, fisher isolation valves at Emerson Fisher. Birks has also previously held management positions at Tyco Valves and Controls, Saudi Electric Supply Company and Keystone Group.

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