The fall PVF Roundtable meeting in October at the Marriott Westchase in Houston featured a changing of the guard for industrial PVF networking/best practices group.
Penn Machine’s Joe Pro announced to the crowd he is retiring as the group’s president after a five-year run. Newmans Valve’s Sara Alford, a member of the PVF Roundtable Board of Directors since 2016, was announced as the new president. Pro will continue as a board member and will remain as the group’s committee chair on finances.
“Being president of the PVF Roundtable has been an incredible honor,” he said. “To have been only the fourth president was a bit overwhelming. I have witnessed the dramatic growth in membership, sponsors and attendance at all our networking, golf and fishing events. We have expanded the number of schools receiving scholarships to seven, including five trade schools. We updated our bylaws, established committee chairpersons, and have seen the emergence of our Young Professionals, a group that has grown rapidly and clearly represents the next generation of leaders in the PVF industry.”Read More