HOUSTON, TX – ValvTechnologies, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacturing of severe service, zero-leakage valves, has named David Bowden Managing Director of MCE Group, plc, UK-based master valve distribution, modification and service facility.
Based in Stockton-on-Tees, Bowden will be responsible for the executive leadership of MCE including strategy and planning, business development, customer service and performance and operations management.
Bowden brings to MCE a track record of accomplishments in business and operations management, product development, purchasing, engineering and logistics. He previously served as Operations and Technical Director at Palintest, Ltd and Senior Process Improvement Engineer at Vision in Print. Earlier in his career he worked as an Engineering Manager at Filtrona Filters and a Production Manager in Black & Decker’s UK Operation. Bowden began his career serving a four-year, multi-skilled maintenance technician apprenticeship at Nissan Motors’ UK Body in White plant. He then progressed to the position of process and planning engineer within the engine machining, assembly and final test facility.
Bowden earned a First Class Honors Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management at Sunderland University, is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and an expert in lean improvement tools and techniques.
“David is a great addition to our global leadership team,” said Kevin Hunt, President of ValvTechnologies. “He has an outstanding background and the leadership style and capabilities to help MCE continue to strengthen its business, customer performance and revenue base. We are delighted that he has joined the ValvTechnologies family.”
“I have been hugely impressed by the quality, commitment and integrity of the teams at both MCE and ValvTechnologies”, commented Bowden. “From a personal perspective I’m excited to be getting back into real engineering within the valve industry. With the backing of ValvTechnologies, MCE has a fantastic opportunity to become the centre of excellence for valve supply, servicing and inspection.”
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