Ovelmen comes to Flowserve from plastics and chemicals company LyondellBasell Industries NV, where she has also served as executive vice president and CFO since 2011.
“I am delighted to welcome Karyn to the Flowserve leadership team,” said Mark Blinn, Flowserve president and CEO.
“Karyn brings a strong track record of success, is an operationally-focused executive and has substantial international experience. Her in-depth understanding of the industries we serve and her demonstrated results from partnering with operations to drive growth while implementing significant strategic, operational and financial improvements will position her to quickly add value at Flowserve,” added Blinn.
Ovelmen replaces Michael Taff, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who left Flowserve at the end of March 2015.