Transus Instruments appoints new distributors; ASEPCO opens new facility; Chicago investment firm acquires IVS

Industry news: Transus Instruments appoints new distributors in South America; ASEPCO opens new facility in California; Chicago investment firm acquires Industrial Valve Sales & Services; Conval appoints VP of sales and marketing.

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Transus Instruments appoints new distributors in South America

Transus Instruments appointed two new distributors in South America: Summit Technologies and Advisory for Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, and Contech for Brazil. Summit Technologies and Advisory’s home office is in Bogota, providing integral and sustainable solutions for industry. The Transus Instruments line of ultrasonic flowmeters complements its other flowmeter lines and fits well with its packaged filtration, regulation and measurement systems. Summit works with Specialized Service and Consulting, which provides engineering and commissioning services to Summit’s customers. Summit is a supplier of industrial automation, industry 4.0 and renewable energy solutions. Contech manufactures and develops electronic equipment for flow metering and level control at its location in Sao Paulo. In addition, Contech partners with measurement and level companies like Transus Instruments. Contech has an application engineering department to serve its customers’ product specification needs as well as technicians to provide on-site startup services. The company has liquid and gas flow laboratories with calibrations traceable to international (SI) standards.

ASEPCO opens new facility in California

ASEPCO, a specialist valve manufacturer for bioprocessing applications and part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, opened an expanded location that provides the company’s team with double the space, allowing for increased staffing and warehouse capacity, as well as enhanced R&D facilities. The new location in Milpitas, California, will also incorporate a new fully functional sanitary products training center. Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is part of Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC, a provider of fluid management technology that makes engineered components and systems for customers in a wide range of pharmaceutical and industrial markets.

Chicago investment firm acquires Industrial Valve Sales & Services

Chicago private investment firm KCM Capital Partners acquired Industrial Valve Sales & Services (IVS), headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. The transaction was completed in partnership with company management, PNC Mezzanine Capital based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Five Points Capital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. IVS is a provider of specialty valve services and products to customers across the southeastern U.S. Operating for nearly 45 years, the company provides inspection and repair services, as well as the distribution and assembly of new and refurbished valves and parts in support of its clients’ industrial facility needs.

Conval appoints VP of sales and marketing

Conval President Don Curtin announced that Don Bowers Jr. has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing. 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 and 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 more than 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). 

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