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Flowserve names Scott Rowe as next president and CEO

Rowe most recently served as president of the Cameron Group, following the merger of Schlumberger with Cameron International Corp.

Career at Cameron

During a 14-year career at Cameron, Rowe held a number of roles including president and CEO, president and COO, CEO of the OneSubsea Division, president of the Subsea Systems Division, president of the Engineered & Process Valves Division, and president of the Process Valves & Aftermarket Division.

Before joining Cameron in 2002, Rowe was a project manager at Varco International. Having previously served in the US Army, Rowe holds a bachelor of science in engineering management from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Executive leadership

“We are thrilled to welcome Scott to Flowserve,” said William Rusnack, chairman of the Flowserve board of directors. “Scott is a highly accomplished executive with a proven track record of success in operational excellence and driving superior results throughout business cycles. He knows both our business and our customers and their needs, which is critical as we continue to differentiate ourselves as an industry leader. His extensive executive leadership experience in the flow control industry makes him the ideal person to lead Flowserve through its next phase in the company’s history.”

“I have long admired Flowserve, and have great respect for its extensive portfolio of product brands and its commitment to customer relationships. In recent years, the board and management team have focused on restructuring the business, optimizing its manufacturing footprint and realigning its workforce to strengthen the company’s competitive position. As CEO, I look forward to leveraging my experience and industry relationships to build on this solid foundation to enhance value for all stakeholders,” said Rowe.

Mark Blinn

Rowe succeeds Mark Blinn, who will step down from the Flowserve board, effective 31 March 2017.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Mark for his hard work and dedication to Flowserve over the past 12 years. We appreciate his support through this transition period, and wish him well in the future,” said Rusnack.

“It has been an honour to serve as Flowserve’s CEO, and I am confident in the company’s prospects for growth and value creation under Scott's leadership,” said Blinn. “His deep industry and executive experience - but most importantly, his appreciation for our culture, people, industry and customers - make Scott an ideal choice to serve as Flowserve’s next leader.”