McCrometer announces new Middle East office in Dubai

Nanda Kumar will be regional sales manager, operating from the United Arab Emirates city. Reporting to Tom Swihart, worldwide industrial sales director, he'll continue McCrometer's 50-year commitment of providing world-class products and services by overseeing flow meter solution sales for oil & gas and chemical process customers in the Middle East and Africa...


HEMET, CA, Feb. 14, 2006 -- McCrometer announces the opening of its new Middle East Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the appointment of Nanda Kumar to the position of Regional Sales Manager. Nanda Kumar will continue McCrometer's 50-year commitment of providing world-class products and services by overseeing flow meter solution sales for Oil & Gas and Chemical Process customers in the Middle East and Africa. He will report to Tom Swihart, Director of Industrial Sales Worldwide.

"We are pleased to welcome Nanda Kumar to McCrometer's Middle East team. Nanda is a well-respected contributor to the flow instrumentation and control valve industry. His extensive experience in control and measurement instrumentation, among others, makes him a valuable addition to our Middle East customer and partner support organization," said Tom Swihart. "Nanda's customer experience in developing leading-edge flow metering solutions and his knowledge of regional issues will be invaluable," Swihart added.

Kumar brings more than 20 years of deep experience in helping flow metering and instrumentation customers select the best solutions to his new role. He has domain expertise in developing flow metering applications in Oil and Gas, LNG, Refining, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Fertilizer Pharmaceuticals, Power and Desalination, Pulp and Paper, Metals & Mining, and Commercial Energy/HVAC industries. Kumar's direct customer experience, combined with a background in developing applications for flow metering Control Valves and other measurement and control instrumentation, position him well to serve McCrometer's Middle East and Africa customers.

Kumar began his career with Instrumentation Ltd., India's leading Instrumentation vendor during the mid 1980s as an Application Engineer and remained there until 1992. For the last 13 years he has provided exemplary technical support for his customers in the broad flow measurement and control instrumentation industries. He has completed several successful and prestigious projects for Middle East manufacturers of field instruments and valves, including Emerson, Dresser, Tyco, and P&F, among others.

• Middle East Contact: Nanda Kumar, Regional Sales Manager
• Middle East Email: nandak@mccrometer.com
• Middle East Address: P.O. Box 17260, LOB 17, Office #312 Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Middle East Tel: 011-971-4-887-2383 Fax: 011-971-4-887-2393
• Web: www.mccrometer.com

McCrometer's innovative instrumentation solutions solve a wide variety of flow measurement challenges in municipal water/waste, oil & gas production, industrial processes, electric power generation, institutional facilities and agriculture.

The V-Cone® Flowmeter solves challenging fluid applications and operates in some of the harshest environments. This advanced differential pressure-type (DP) flowmeter offers high accuracy and repeatability and flexible installation for the widest range of fluids.

Process engineers with small line size processes looking for precision flow measurement specify the Wafer-Cone® Flowmeter for its superior accuracy and repeatability. The unit provides an easy to install space-saving instrument requiring almost no maintenance and a long life, reducing installation and life-cycle costs.

The Mc® Propeller Flowmeter provides a leading-edge propeller flow sensing design, ease-of-use and excellent value in agricultural and turf irrigation applications, as well as other industrial process applications requiring high volume water use. Additional McCrometer flow solutions include the Ultra Mag® Flowmeter designed specifically to meet the water/wastewater industry liquid flow needs, and the Water Specialties Propeller Meters™. These meters are designed and manufactured with precise techniques, high quality components and are perfect to measure clean water flows.

After 50 years, McCrometer (www.mccrometer.com) has become one of the industry's most trusted flow measurement resources. The company concentrates solely on flow meter technologies. McCrometer's innovative instrumentation solutions solve a broad range of complex flow measurement challenges.

McCrometer's advanced liquid, steam and gas flow measurement solutions solve complex challenges in Agriculture, Municipal/Industrial Water & Wastewater, Oil & Gas, Process Control & Plant, Electric Power Generation, and Institutional Facilities. The company's products and systems are found in thousands of installations worldwide. Its products and systems meet many of the world's most demanding industrial, safety and quality standards.

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