ENGINEERING firm KOSO Kent Introl has made four new key appointments – at a time when the Brighouse-based business continues to grow as a global manufacturer and supplier of specialist control valves.
Gary Malone joins as area business manager covering the Australian territory for KKI. Mr Malone, based in Perth, Western Australia, will promote KKI’s leading control valve and subsea products and services and develop a strong presence for the company in the region.
Mr Malone has extensive experience of the valve industry, having held previous roles of control valve co-ordinator and control valve manager for Geographe Energy working in the oil, gas and mining industries.
Bill McKelvie (above right) and Nick Reid (centre) have been appointed choke valve sales engineers working in the sales team and overseeing the technical preparation of customer quotations of choke valves for both the surface and sub-sea oil and gas industries.
Mr McKelvie has 14 years’ experience in technical sales during his time at Ravensthorpe-based Chem Resist. He has already spent 19 years in the control valve industry, having worked at Weir Valves and Controls for two years and 17 years at Flowserve in Worcestershire.
Aaron Beaumont (above left) joins as design engineer in the control valves department. He began his career as an apprentice engineer in 2004 at Kirkdale Industrial Training Services. He joins from Weir Power and Industrial, where he spent four years as a design engineer. Mr Beaumont is now working towards a degree in mechanical engineering.