FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ValvTechnologies, Inc. Names Keith Whittaker Director of Global Quality Management
HOUSTON, TX. – ValvTechnologies, Inc., manufacturer of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, today announced the appointment of Keith Whittaker as Director of Global Quality Management.
Based in Houston, Whittaker will report to company president, Kevin Hunt, and be responsible for global quality standards, programs and systems. In this role, he will lead the development and continuous improvement of our quality programs and processes to support the growth and globalization of the company.
Most recently, Whittaker served as Director of Quality for General Plastics and Composites, L.P. for six years, where he developed and managed the corporate quality program and systems. Previously, he held senior Quality Management positions at Oceaneering International, Inc., Dana Corporation, and E-Z-GO Textron. He brings a comprehensive quality management and business leadership experience base to ValvTechnologies, together with an impressive track record of process improvement and change agency.
Whittaker attended the University of West Florida, graduating at a double major with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering Technology. He is Certified Master Six Sigma Black Belt, an ISO certified auditor, and a member in good standing of numerous quality professional organizations.
“Keith is a tremendous asset to our global leadership team,” said Hunt. “With his experience and expertise, he will play an integral role in ensuring ValvTechnologies’ quality systems and commitment to safety and reliability continue to lead the industry.”
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions providing an unsurpassed level of severe service isolation services and reliability to customers in the fossil power, nuclear generation, upstream oil and gas, downstream and chemical processing, mining and minerals, pulp and paper and other specialized industries.
Employing more than 500 people worldwide, ValvTechnologies has offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.