We are pleased to announce Joe Hawkins is joining the Valve Sales Inc., team as our Product Manager for controls and automation products. Joe will be a tremendous asset to our team, bringing a rich background in the process industry and history of driving growth through effective leadership, and extensive knowledge of instrumentation and valves. Joe is tasked with driving sales of our controls and instrumentation shop and field services, as well as key product lines such as Automation Service, Continental Disc/Groth, and overpressure protection.
Joe comes to VSI with over 30 years of experience within the valve industry, most recently at Bermingham Controls, Inc. where he was a Branch Manager in Bakersfield, CA. Joe was responsible for triple-digit service revenue growth of their Baker Hughes Consolidated Green Tag Center (GTC) and Masoneilan Authorized Repair Center (MARC). Prior to that, he was a Field Service Director for Caltrol Inc., an Instrument Technician for Big West of California, Shop Supervisor for Basin Valve Company, Machinist for Western Valve, and Technician for Fisher Service Company.
Joe was born and raised in the Houston, TX area. He proudly served on the USS Ranger with the US Navy. He has been married for 19 years and has two grown sons. In Joe’s free time, he likes to fish. Please join us in welcoming Joe to the team.