Valve Manufacturers Association announces new leadership
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The Valve Manufacturers Association membership has elected its 2022-2023 board of directors. VMA’s chairman of the board for the 2022-2023 year is Matt Thiel, president of AUMA Actuators, Inc.
“The industrial valve industry is facing new challenges, and Ron Warren’s (above left) leadership over the last year has positioned VMA to be ready to tackle tomorrow’s issues as we implement the 3-year strategic plan that was approved last year.” says incoming chair, Matt Thiel (above centre, receiving gavel).
“It’s an honour to continue what Ron and the other chairs who have served before me have started while adding my own legacy to the VMA.
“I look forward to serving as chair as our industry transitions from pandemic recovery to taking on new challenges such as energy transition and sustainability, workforce development, supply chain delays and material shortages, and any other issues that may come up during my tenure.”
Andy Duffy, VP Sales, Emerson/ASCO, will serve as the 2022-2023 vice chairman of the board and treasurer. Other members of the Executive Committee include:
- Nathan Brunell, product line general manager, Baker Hughes
- Kirk Wilson, president, Flow Control Division, Flowserve; and
- Ron Warren, president and COO of Bray International, Inc., who serves as immediate past chair.
In addition to the executive committee, the following VMA members are returning as Board members:
- Alejandro Alcala, SVP, Crane Co.
- Mark Claffey, president, Trillium Valves USA
- Danilo Garcia, president, RF Valves, Inc.
- Seth Guterman, CEO, American Valve
- David Loula, director, Global Products and Markets, ITT Engineered Valves
- Kevin McKown, regional president, Americas – IMI Critical Engineering
- Kevin J. Tinsley, SVP Global Operations, Valmet
- Rob Velan, executive VP, MRO & Aftermarket and vice-chairman of the board, Velan Valve Corporation
- Brian Wright, president/CEO, A-T Controls
The board of directors also approved Andrew Masullo, senior GM of Valves Division, Curtiss Wright, who was elected to a 3-year term.
Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators, and controls. VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.
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