A Message from the Chairman

I look forward to serving you as Chairman for the 2019 Valve World Americas Conference & Exhibition. I hope to learn more about the valve industry and its nuances while looking at what else we can accomplish together within the valve community from an environmental perspective.

I think about the refining, pipeline, terminal and distribution space, and the improvements we can we can make in areas like petrochemical and pharmaceutical that will have a marked impact on the environment. It’s very important for folks on the environmental side to understand valve technology and how improvements in these technologies can reduce their overall fugitive emissions. It’s meaningful for everyone from a technical background to an environmental background to be able to communicate and provide guidance for one another.

I think conferences like Valve World Americas are extremely important. We are all very busy and certainly computers have made our lives more productive, but they’ve also allowed us to have our fingers in a lot of pies, so-to-speak. We don’t necessarily have enough time to network and talk to people face-to-face, so having these types of conferences are a must. New ideas and partnerships are bound to come up as we continue to spur on innovation and new ideas.

Do you have an idea or topic that you would like to see discussed at the Conference? Please submit a short abstract of your work to our Steering Committee for review. Delivering a paper or presentation is not only rewarding, but also a great way to encourage discussion and help drive industry forward.

I anticipate a great Conference ahead and look forward to seeing you in Houston!


Tim Goedeker, Environmental Manager - Phillips66