HOUSTON, Texas — November 13, 2017
MOGAS Industries, Inc. (MOGAS) announced today the appointment of Jimmy Walker as vice president of service. In this role, Mr. Walker will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of programs and services that ensure MOGAS valve repairs and technicians are best in class. This includes improving valve performance by analyzing underperforming valves and gathering application / unit / process information through site visits.
Mr. Walker's affiliation with MOGAS goes back nearly 30 years when he was a coating technician, and eventual general manager, for thermal spray specialists F.W. Gartner. In late 2015 Mr. Walker left that company to contract with MOGAS' international offices as a global business and technology consultant. More recently, Mr. Walker joined MOGAS Houston full time as coatings general manager to develop this business entity.
Kevin Engel, former MOGAS VP Service, will work with Mr. Walker to ensure a smooth transition. Mr. Engel commented: “There comes a time in the stages of life where you realize you’ve advanced the ball as far as you can. You’ve given it your all, and now you would like to do something else.” He continues, “I’ve been friends with Jimmy for probably 25 years. He is a great fit for MOGAS, who will take them to the next phase of success.”
Mr. Walker stated: “I feel honored and privileged to be given the opportunity to serve as MOGAS’ vice president of service. It is bittersweet that I am replacing Kevin Engel, who has served this company admirably for over 30 years. My hope is that I can expand on the ground work already in place, and to meet or exceed our 2020 goals and beyond. I look forward to working with the service team and to continue our commitment to unparalleled customer service, both in the shop and in the field.”
Matt Mogas, President and CEO, commented: “It’s a hard act to follow. Jimmy has already proven himself over the decades of working with MOGAS. He understands MOGAS quality and the value we place on providing exceptional service. We’re very lucky to have him.”
About MOGAS Industries, Inc.
MOGAS Industries is the leading global severe service ball valve manufacturer, providing isolation and control valve solutions and engineering services for critical applications in power, mining, oil & gas, refining, chemical/petrochemical and specialty industries. Products include floating and trunnion ball designs for quarter-turn isolation, and custom trim designs for flow control. MOGAS engineering services are available for project support, offering application-specific valve designs and pre-engineered valve systems. Complete product support includes a totally customizable valve purchase and service plan. MOGAS offers an unprecedented application-specific PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE—plus a Lifetime Warranty on materials and workmanship—on their valves.