The October issue of Flow Control magazine marks the conclusion of the 2013 Flow Control Innovation Awards program, as we present
our annual “Case Studies in Innovation” section, showcasing real-world applications of this year’s winning technologies. We presented
final nominees in the May issue of Flow Control, and after open reader voting through July 1, the technologies highlighted in this issue were determined to be this year’s Flow Control Innovation Award winners.
This year’s winners include novel technology solutions for oil & gas emissions monitoring, high-pressure gas delivery, mercury-free medical extrusion, precision chemical dosing, critical hydraulic test, among others. I encourage you to read the “Case Studies In Innovation” section (page 16) to gain a better understanding for how the technologies recongnized in this year’s Flow Control Innovation Awards program are being employed to the benefit of real-world applications. I thank all who participated in the Innovation Awards program—from the nominees to the voters—and I congratulate this year’s winners for a job well done. The time and effort solution providers put into developing technologies that more effectively address our most pressing application needs deserves to be recognized … Kudos to you all.
If you would like to nominate a technology for our 2014 Innovation Awards, you can download a nomination form at flwctrl.com/2014_InnovationAwards. Any fluid handling-related technology released on/after Jan. 1, 2013 is eligible for the 2014 program.
In other exciting news, I would like to officially welcome our new managing editor, Jake Mastroianni, to the Flow Control team. Jake, an avid Atlanta Braves fan, comes to Flow Control after spending the past two years serving as the assistant editor for Grand View Media Group’s Water Technology brand, where he worked to develop compelling and engaging content for Water Technology magazine, WaterTechOnline.com, and WaterTech’s e-media and social media offerings. Jake earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Auburn University and has held a variety of editorial positions during his career. We are excited to have Jake join the Flow Control team and look forward to his contributions in helping us continue to strive for editorial excellence from here on.
Jake can be reached at 205 408-3784 or JMastroianni@grandviewmedia.com. Feel free to contact Jake to welcome him to the Flow Control team, pitch topics for coverage, or just to give him a friendly “Go Braves!”
Thanks for your readership,
— Matt Migliore
Executive Director of Content