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

Alexander Koifman, Owner – AK Consultants (USA)

Amaro Bustamante, Mechanical Engineer – Aramco Services

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

Andrés Tobacia, Founder – Anything Flows

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

Bill Lanning, Product Manager – WOM Inc.

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

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

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

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

Bronson Pate, Client Relationship Manager – TRICORD Consulting

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

Carlos Davila, Product Manager – Crane Fluid Handling

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

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

Chance Russo, Sales & Marketing Manager – Sesto Valves

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

Chris Day, President – Teadit North Americas

Chuck Mohelsky, Piping Project Lead – McDermott

Claire Dwyer, Piping Material Engineer – Fluor Corporation

Courtney Rau, Global Project Materials Management – Chevron

Ed Edgar, Technical Sales Manager – SLB

Elaine Michael, Vice President Marketing – MRC Global

Euthymios Euthymiou, Subsea and Industrial Valves Consultant

Foster Voelker II, Director of International Operations – Williams Valve

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

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

Gilbert Alonzo, Consultant – Mechanical Engineer and Valve SME

Gobind Khiani, Fellow-Piping/Pipelines Consultant – Enbridge

Greg Johnson, CEO – United Valve

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

Dr. Gregor Gaida, Owner – Dr.Gaida Planungsbüro

Kees Meliefste, Senior Instrumentation Specialist – Dow Chemical

Kerry Millen, Senior Principal Process Engineer – Saint-Gobain

Kyle Rayhill, Regional Sales DirectorValmet Flow Control

Laurent Pefferkorn, Executive Vice President, Project SBUVelan

Luke Chou, President – ValveHax

Martin Ryan, Principal Engineer – Covestro

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

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

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

Nick Tran, Senior Manager ESG – SLB

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

Rajan Hingoraney, President – Intervalve Inc.

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

Rodney Roth, Managing Director – RFS Compliance Solutions

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

Salvatore Cimorelli, Principal Scientist – DuPont

Sam Davis, Founder & President – RFS Compliance Solutions

Sara Alford, President – Newmans Valve/PVF Roundtable President

Scott Moreland, President of Sales – Quadax Valves, Inc

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

Tim Goedeker, Senior Regulatory Advisor/Professional – TRICORD Consulting

Todd Harrison, 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

Wojciech Zmudzinski, Principal Engineer – Valves – BP