2023 Steering Committee


Chairman Trace Scrivner
Principal Engineer – Piping and Valves
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company (EMTEC)

I am honored and excited to be serving as Chairman for the Valve World Americas Conference 2023. I am most looking forward to working with the Steering Committee to develop an in-depth and educational Conference Program, in preparation for the event.

Currently, there are significant ongoing changes and challenges in the global markets, and the valve industry is no exception. There is great opportunity to see new emerging valve technologies, especially in the areas of design, monitoring, controls, automation, maintenance, and testing.

You will also learn about the latest in fugitive emission and leak sealing technology, among several other topics at the upcoming event. These topics will be discussed in more detail with the Steering Committee, to develop a comprehensive program for attendees.

The event and conference topics have broad applicability across the oil & gas industry, including upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, as well as the chemical, pharmaceutical, and agriculture industries. In addition to a dynamic vendor expo, and an engaging conference, there is ample opportunity for collaboration, networking, education, and innovation.

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Vice Chairman Dan DeVine
Engineer, Corteva AgriScience
Vice President, Midland Engineering, Ltd.

I am excited to be the Vice Chairman of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2023. Valve World Americas’ showcasing of new inventions, practical solutions, productivity enhancements, and cost savings opportunities make it a wonderful event for the entire valve community. I am looking forward to joining other attendees in networking, sharing experiences, the camaraderie, and learning from the outstanding technical papers offered at this event.

Participants have the chance to see firsthand new valve and sealing innovations and to increase technical depth. Whether it is choosing from sitting in on a multitude of presentations, meeting face to face with valve and packing manufacturers, or interacting with companies that provide important services such as supply chain, automation, or repair and reconditioning, this event has something that will engage everyone.

Taking advantage of the opportunity to discover ways to save on valve costs, improve delivery times, develop proper valve maintenance programs, and creating partnerships between manufacturers and end users, is in every valve professional’s best interest. You will find your attendance to be time well spent, personally satisfying, and that it can bring profitability to your company or business. I look forward to seeing everyone there.


Meet Valve World Americas’ 2023 Steering Committee

Wojciech Zmudzinski, Principal Engineer – Valves – BP

Ed Edgar, Technical Sales Manager – SLB

Kees Meliefste, Senior Instrumentation Specialist – Dow Chemical

George Garcia, Technical Sales – Transmission and Storage Valves – SLB

Amaro Bustamante, Mechanical Engineer – Aramco Services

Bill Patrick, Global Improvement Leader – Piping – Dow Chemical Company

Carlo De Bernardi, Staff Valve Engineer – Global Production, ConocoPhillips

Claire Dwyer, Piping Material Engineer – Fluor Corporation

Courtney Rau, Global Project Materials Management – Chevron

Chris Conrad, Karachaganak (KPO) Engineering – Piping and Valve Technical Authority – Chevron

Nick Tran, Senior Manager ESG – SLB

Carlos Pagan-Gutierrez, Program Lead Piping Materials Engineer – Worley

Salvatore Cimorelli, Principal Scientist – DuPont

Laurent Pefferkorn, Executive Vice President, Project SBUVelan

Patrick Thrash, Senior Manager, Production and Operations Procurement Services Discipline – BP

Gobind Khiani, Fellow-Piping/Pipelines Consultant – Enbridge

Bronson Pate, Client Relationship Manager – TRICORD Consulting

Andreas Vogt, President & CEO – F.I.R.S.T. GmbH

Luke Chou, President – ValveHax

Aneta Stephens, Director of Global Marketing – Crane Co., ChemPharma, Energy, Nuclear, & Water

Bill Lanning, Product Manager – WOM Inc.

Bob Donnelly, Vice President of Business Development – Flo-Tite Valves & Controls

Bob Michael, VP of Quality & Product Compliance – Neway Valve

Andrés Tobacia, Founder – Anything Flows

Greg Johnson, CEO – United Valve

Carlos Davila, Product Manager – Crane Fluid Handling

Luke Chou, President – ValveHax

Brindesh Dhruva, Chief Marketing and Technology Officer – Bray International Inc.

Chance Russo, Sales & Marketing Manager – Sesto Valves

Chris Day, President – Teadit North Americas

Chuck Mohelsky, Piping Project Lead – McDermott

Tim Goedeker, Senior Regulatory Advisor/Professional – TRICORD Consulting

Elaine Michael, Vice President Marketing – MRC Global

Naomi Jabbari, Heat Transfer EngineerS & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd. 

Foster Voelker II, Director of International Operations – Williams Valve

Fred Schweighardt, National Projects Leader – Airgas, an Air Liquide company

Gilbert Alonzo, Consultant – Mechanical Engineer and Valve SME

Carlos Girão, R&D Director – Teadit Group; CEO

Greg Peterson, Vice President of Valves Actuation Measurement Instrumentation – MRC Global

Dr. Gregor Gaida, Owner – Dr.Gaida Planungsbüro

Martin Ryan, Principal Engineer – Covestro

Matt Hartfiel, Vice President Downstream, Industrial and Energy TransitionMRC Global 

Michael O’Quinn, President & CEO – International Standard Valve

Rodney Roth, Managing Director – RFS Compliance Solutions

Sam Davis, Founder & President – RFS Compliance Solutions

Euthymios Euthymiou, Subsea and Industrial Valves Consultant

Rajan Hingoraney, President – Intervalve Inc.

Robbie Riggs, Vice President of Sales & Marketing – Teadit North America

Sara Alford, President – Newmans Valve/PVF Roundtable President

Ron Frisard, Manager of Global Training – A.W. Chesterton Company/Gasketing Division Chairman – Fluid Sealing Association

Alexander Koifman, Owner – AK Consultants (USA)

Todd Harrison, Regional Sales DirectorValmet Flow Control

Kerry Millen, Senior Principal Process Engineer – Saint-Gobain

Scott Moreland, President of Sales – Quadax Valves, Inc

Steve Thomas, Vice President of Valve Products & Southwest Region Business Development – Bonney Forge Corporation

Kyle Rayhill, Regional Sales DirectorValmet Flow Control

Tom Harfield, Sales Manager – Sunbelt Supply

Warren Montgomery, Global Product Line Manager – Packing and Gasketing – A.W. Chesterton/Fluid Sealing Association