Kevin Hunt (ValvTechnologies, Inc)Founder and President, Kevin Hunt started ValvTechnologies because he saw a need in the market for a zero-leakage valve that could perform under severe service conditions. Mr. Hunt’s engineering background began in the United Kingdom; he has received an Advanced Level Certificate in Pure Math, Applied Math and Physics from Mid Essex Technical College, attended Brighton Polytechnic for Applied Physics and has a mathematics degree from the University of Manchester. He worked for Dresser Industries for 13 years before starting Valvtron which he later sold to Keystone. ValvTechnologies also has several subsidiaries that Mr. Hunt serves as CEO. Mr. Hunt also turned his love of wine into a business and is CEO of Power and Process Controls which owns and imports Pedemonte wine from Mendoza, Argentina. He is very active in his community including serving on the board of Camp Eagle, a summer camp for youth and Avondale House, a care facility for Autism patients. Click here to see all Experts of ValvTechnologiesExpert in: Process and Control ValvesPaul de Waal (Vögtlin Instruments GmbH)Paul de Waal is Dutch and educated as a Measurement and Control /Electronics Engineer. After a start as Instrumentation Engineer at Delta Controls, often outsourced to Shell, he became Managing Director of Sierra Instruments b.v. for almost 25 years. In 2012 he moved to the UK and now works as Business Development Director at Vögtlin Instruments GmbH in Switzerland. Paul has been active is several ISO committees and has a wide network of international relations that he can call upon to support him. (Vögtlin is part of the TASI group). He has practical experience with about every flow meter principle available. Currently his professional focus is application support, product development and international sales promotions.
His main interest and experience lies in non-fiscal gas mass flow measurement/control systems and calibration. Gas mass flow meters and controllers used in applications like consumption measurements and distribution, gas dosing, mixing, (leak) testing, flame control, furnace, glass, heat treatment, packaging and analysers.
Application for this can be found in industries like Food, Bio technology, Surface technologies, Welding, Medical, Pharma, Energy (Solar, Fuel cells, combustion, etc), chemical, semiconductor, metal industry and many more..Expert in: Flow Control and MeasurementRuud Helders (FLEXIM)Started in 1980 as a production worker at the company Foxboro. In the course of my work, I followed a 4-year evening of mechanical engineering study and successfully completed it.After having worked for Foxboro for 10 years, I ended up in Germany for my work and came into contact with the Ultrasonic clamp-on measuring technique for the first time. From 1990 to 1998, I worked as a product specialist for Controlotron.In the meantime we are almost 30 years further and I have worked with almost all current suppliers of Ultrasonic clamp-on.Because I come from practice, over the years I have gained a lot of experience with other measurement principles, such as Mag meters, Coriolis, Vortex, Measuring Discs.
Before I joined Flexim as general manager on 1 January 2019, I worked for 3.5 years at Endress+Hauser as Product Manager Flow and Industry Manager Oil&Gas.
I have been working in the field of measurement & control technology for 40 years now and my extensive practical experience means that we are able to rise to any challenge. Our strength is out off the box thinking.
If you have a challenging application for which your current supplier cannot offer a solution, think of Flexim.Expert in: Flow Control and Measurement
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