Great Western Valve, Inc. Announces New Senior Managers

Jan 09, 2014

Great Western Valve, Inc. Announces New Vice President of Sales and Manager of Controls Division

Company expands senior management team to support continued business growth

HOUSTON – January 9, 2014 - Great Western Valve, Inc., an industrial service company specializing in repair, remanufacturing, and field services for control, pipeline, and relief valves as well as instruments, positioners, and actuators, announced today the new hires of Michael Bailey as Vice President of Sales and Robert Gobel as Manager of Controls Division.

Mr. Bailey will be responsible for leading Great Western Valve’s sales resources, account management, and marketing teams.  Mr. Bailey brings more than 20 years of sales and management experience to his new role having worked with companies providing industrial cleaning, environmental, maintenance, mechanical, and turnaround services to oil & gas, refining, petrochemical, and pipeline customers throughout Texas and the industrial gulf coast.   

“Mike brings energy, experience, and a unique perspective to our business. We are delighted to have him join the team,” said Jim Reilly, President and CEO. “Mike is a proven business leader and sales manager with extensive experience building customer relationships at all organizational levels, collaborating with customers and providing solutions for day to day maintenance and operating needs, as well as long-lead projects and turnarounds.”

Robert Gobel will be responsible for managing the company’s Controls Division including control valve repair, control valve R&G (remanufacture & guarantee), instrumentation, and field services.  Mr. Gobel brings with him more than 24 years of experience in the valve industry holding senior positions in sales, facility management, quality, and production.  He has extensive training and knowledge of control valves, gate, globe, and check valves, actuators, positioners, relief valves, National Board regulations, and field service operations.  Mr. Gobel is also Six Sigma black belt certified.

“We are very excited to welcome Robert Gobel to the Great Western Valve team.  He will be an excellent technical resource for all our customers,” said Mike Kouloumoundras, Vice President Operations.  “Robert’s control valve knowledge and expertise will help us continue our excellent service and response times.”

About Great Western Valve, Inc.:

Great Western Valve, Inc. is an API Spec Q1, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO/TS 29001:2010 certified company who services the refining, petro-chemical, pipeline, power generation, and pulp & paper industries and specializes in control, pipeline, and relief valves.  The company services all makes and models of automated control valves, pipeline block and bleed isolation valves, all triple off-set seat butterfly valves, all brands of relief valves and much more.  The company also provides field services and differentiates itself by providing quality workmanship, exceptional customer service, and flexible delivery times that are often far shorter than OEMs and other valve companies.