A Message from the Chairman
I look forward to serving you as Chairman for the 2019 Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. I am excited to learn more about the valve industry and its nuances while looking at what else we can accomplish together within the valve community to better manage environmental fugitive emissions.
I think about the refining, pipeline, terminal and distribution space, lessons we can share and improvements that can be made in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors that could have a marked impact on the environment. It is very important for environmental professionals and support to understand valve technology and how improvements in these technologies can reduce facility's overall fugitive emissions. It is meaningful for everyone from a technical to an environmental background to be able to communicate and provide guidance for one another.
Conferences like Valve World Americas are extremely important. With our busy schedules and lives we do not necessarily have enough time to network and talk to people face-to-face. Having these types of conferences are a must to set aside the time to generate new ideas, develop partnerships and spur on innovation.
Do you have an idea or topic that you would like to see discussed at the Conference? Please submit a short abstract of your work to our Steering Committee for review. Delivering a paper or presentation is not only rewarding, but also a great way to encourage discussion and help drive industry forward.
I anticipate a great Conference ahead and look forward to seeing you in Houston!
Tim Goedeker, Senior Principal Environmental Consultant — Phillips66