Kling has been elected vice chairman of the Flowserve board effective 1 October 2009, and will retire from the company in February 2010.
Blinn, who joined Flowserve in 2004 as chief financial officer, has also been in charge of Latin America operations since October 2007.
“I have worked very closely with, and relied upon Mark as our senior vice president, chief financial officer and Latin American operations for over four years,” said Kling. “He is an outstanding global executive and is ready to lead the company. The timing of this transition will enable Mark, with my support, to effectively drive the company’s 2010 strategic and financial planning processes, which are now getting underway. It will also allow five months for transition and my oversight before my planned retirement from Flowserve this coming February.”