Val-Matic appoints new President & CEO
John V. Ballun, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will succeed Mr. Makowan as President and CEO.
Elmhurst, IL, April 19, 2016 --Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. announced that John V. Ballun, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will succeed Mr. Makowan as President and CEO. Mr. Ballun joined Val-Matic in 1995 as Vice President of Engineering and previously worked in various engineering management roles at other valve manufacturing companies. Over his career, he has published numerous articles on valve technology and contributed to several standard development organizations including the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Manufacturing Standardization Society (MSS). Mr. Ballun earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and brings a wealth of industry experience to the position.
Patricia Nuter will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman, and Treasurer of Val-Matic. Board Member Mr. Makowan said, “I am very proud of the team we have assembled and feel this team under the direction of Pat Nuter and John Ballun, will continue our growth and the pursuit for perfection in everything we do.”
Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corporation’s headquarters is located in Elmhurst IL with additional manufacturing facilities in Addison, IL for a total of over 177,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space. Val-Matic is a leading manufacturer of Air Valves, Check Valves, and Quarter Turn Shut-Off Valves for water/wastewater, power, industrial, fire protection and HVAC applications. Val-Matic is respected worldwide for products with superior design and quality and is dedicated to providing complete customer satisfaction.