Phoenix, AZ – October 14, 2019
For Immediate Release
The FMD Group is pleased to welcome James M. (Mike) Waters as President. Mike will be responsible for overseeing all the companies within the FMD Group (Flow Management Devices, Oil and Gas Process Solutions, FMD Fabrication Services, and FMD Distribution and Service). Alex Ignatian will retain his position as Chief Executive Officer.
Mike Waters is an experienced, successful, and well-regarded business leader, who joins our team with over twenty-five years of experience within privately held manufacturers of measurement and control devices. His strengths include Organizational Alignment, Strategy Development, Process Development, Acquisition and Capital Deployment, Operational Excellence, Team Building, and Succession Planning.
For the last seven years, Mike has been President and CEO of SOR Controls Group, a global leader in the design and manufacture of measurement and control devices. “We are fortunate to have someone of Mike’s caliber and capabilities join our team,” states Alex Ignatian. “With the tremendous growth we’ve experienced as a company in 2019, this marks the next logical step for The FMD Group.”
Before joining SOR, Mike served in several senior leadership positions at CIRCOR International. Preceding CIRCOR, he was President of Flow-Zone, LLC, a Texas-based oilfield supply and automation company. Mike began his career with Emerson Electric Corporation as part of the Rosemount Measurement and Control organization.
Mr. Waters is also a current board member for five different associations, encompassing manufacturing, energy systems, petroleum equipment, and measurement controls. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.
Lisa James joins FMD Group as Executive Account Manager
Houston, Texas – August 2019
Lisa James joins FMD Group as Executive Account Manager FMD Distribution & Service (FMD-DAS), the Sales and Service division of the FMD Group of Companies is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa James to the team. Lisa is an Executive Account Manager for the sales team and will be providing technical sales and support out of the Houston Office.
Lisa brings over 30 years of expertise in measurement systems engineering, marketplace engagement, and a long-term association with the API Committee on Petroleum Measurement. Lisa also serves on advisory committees at ISHM (International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement) and CCAMS (Corpus Christi Area Measurement Society).
Lisa states, “I am very excited to be working with the Flow Management Devices companies again. I truly believe in these people, these products, and this company. I feel honored to be a part of this team!”
“Lisa has a unique skill set that includes technical engineering, system design, and a commitment to customer satisfaction,” states Steve Stewart, VP Sales & Service. “It’s no wonder that she is a recognized icon in our industry. Lisa is a great fit for our growing Sales and Service Group.”
FMD Distribution and Service recently expanded their office space in Houston, Texas enabling them to provide better service to customers throughout its US and international markets. The growth and expansion of Flow Management Devices Prover line established the need to expand after-sales service and engineering support.
FMD Distribution and Service Welcomes Kevin Fields
Kevin will Serve as Vice President of Technical Services
Houston, Texas – June 2019
FMD Distribution & Service (FMD-DAS), the Sales and Service division of the FMD Group of Companies is pleased to announce that Kevin Fields has joined our team. Kevin is the new Vice President of Technical Services. He will be located in the newly expanded Houston Office. Kevin brings over 25 years of expertise in petroleum measurement, business management, and customer service. In his previous role, he served 19 years as Vice President & COO for sales & service. In that role, Kevin was recognized as a dynamic leader known for pioneering new technologies for the petroleum measurement industry.
Mr. Fields states, “I’m excited to join FMD Distribution and Service. I have known and worked with the FMD Team throughout the years and feel my knowledge and experience in the industry will ensure positive and continued growth for both FMD and myself.” Kevin also serves on advisory committees at ISHM (International School of Hydrocarbon Measurement) and ASGMT (American School of Gas Measurement Technology).
Alex Ignatian, CEO of FMD Group has the following comments, “This is a good day for the FMD Group, we’ve worked with and known Kevin for many years. We believe Kevin is a great fit for our executive team as we expand our distribution and service business segment.” FMD Distribution and Service has recently expanded their office space in Houston, Texas enabling them to provide better service to customers throughout the US and internationally. The growth and expansion of Flow Management Devices Prover line established the need to expand after sales service and engineering support.
Where: Marriott, Houston Westchase
What To Expect:
The School is comprised of a two and one-half day series of 1 hour lecture and hands-on classes, plant tours, and exhibits by 108 exhibitors. Exhibitors are requested to teach application and performance capabilities of their equipment and refrain from sales activities during the School. At the time of registration, the registrants receive a CD copy of the “Proceedings” of the American School of Gas Measurement Technology containing the technical papers to be presented in the various lectures which comprise the current program. It also contains the General Chairman’s Opening Remarks and a biography of the Principal Speaker. Each registrant should plan their schedule carefully and adhere to it in order to derive maximum benefit from the School. The American School of Gas Measurement Technology is a non-profit organization which has always been self-supporting. The expenditures of the School are paid entirely from the proceeds of the School. The formal “Proceedings” of the School are published by the General Committee and a CD copy is furnished without additional cost to each paid registrant.
- Fundamental Measurement
- Gas Quality
- General & Advanced Measurement
- Office Procedures & Accounting
It is the purpose of the School, the sponsoring associations, and the operating and manufacturing companies within the petroleum and natural gas industry, to provide instruction on technical subjects for people in the industry. In this way, proper facility design, installation, operation, and maintenance of measurement and regulation equipment, and the handling of natural gas, is presented and studied. Accurate and useful information is also developed and published for the benefit of the industry and the general public.
Where: Raymond Family Community Center – Williston, ND
What To Expect:
9TH ANNUAL BAKKEN OIL PRODUCT & SERVICE SHOW
The Bakken Oil Product & Service Show is the place to get valuable industry information and check out the latest and greatest products and service providers! BOPSS connects leaders, decision-makers, and industry people that live, work and do business right here in the Williston basin.
- Fleet Management & Trucking
- Engineering & Management
- Well Site Facilities
Where: The Westin Westminster, Westminster, Colorado
Where: Embassy Suites, Loveland Colorado
What To Expect:
On Thursday, August 15, 2019 the Rocky Mountain Measurement Society (RMMS) will host a measurement industry trade show. This one full day event is a fundraiser for the RMMS Scholarship Program. All proceeds will go into the RMMS Scholarship Account. This is an opportunity for users and suppliers to get together and discuss issues with measurement, possible solutions and the latest technologies. The trade show will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538. The trade show will consist of an exhibit area and classroom presentation for users to present issues or vendors to present their products.
For users, the trade show allows them to see multiple vendors in one day, and gain an understanding of the newest technologies from the companies that have developed them. Lunch will be included in the price of admission, along with snacks and door prize drawings.
When: June 18-20, 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency-Austin, Texas
What to Expect:
NACTMC 2019 will bring together meter manufacturers, end users, standards and testing representatives, and others to share hydrocarbon measurement knowledge on topics including metering technologies, flow measurement research, industry standards, government regulations, and diagnostic tools. Since 2001, this annual event has served as a forum for end users to discuss problems and find solutions to measurement issues specific to the oil and gas industries. While many presentations relate specifically to ultrasonic and Coriolis meters, a wide variety of meter types are discussed.
Topics that are typically covered include:
- Meter station field assessments
- Approaches to real-time pipeline monitoring
- Custody transfer measurement
- Ultrasonic meter diagnostics
- Lowering measurement uncertainty in the field
- End-user experiences implementing new solutions
- Complying with government regulations
- Updates to AGA and API standards
- Presentation of the Tom Arnberg Award for contributions to flow measurement