Oxford Flow names new CTO
18 July 2023
Focus will be on zero-emissions solutions, hydrogen-ready products
Oxford Flow, a flow control equipment specialist, named Adam Eckersley as CTO, to help drive the company’s ambitions to lead the transition of the valve industry to innovative technology and reduced emissions.
Eckersely joins Oxford Flow from Severn where he was director of Engineering. He brings two decades of experience in the oil and gas, power, and process industries, and has significant experience in valve product development.
One of Eckersley’s primary focuses will be zero-emission solutions and hydrogen-ready products, as the firm continues to develop technology for the energy transition, such as its ES stemless actuated valve, and its IM series regulators.
“We’re delighted to welcome Adam into the Oxford Flow team at such an important period of growth,” Neil Poxon, CEO at Oxford Flow, said. “He brings a strong engineering track record working across sectors such as oil and gas, power, LNG, gas storage, petrochemical and air separation. Having also worked in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, and South America, where we are seeing significant expansion, Adam will be vital to building on our existing innovative approach to developing solutions specifically designed to address customer needs and market challenges.”
As CTO, Eckersley’s role will also involve the review and development of the company’s technology strategy, to expand the offering of control valves and regulators amongst other flow control equipment.
Oxford Flow designs and manufactures pressure control equipment using technology developed at the University of Oxford. Engineered to be more compact and lighter than conventional technology, Oxford Flow’s control valves and regulators are designed to eliminate the most common points of failure, leakage, and emissions for oil & gas, gas distribution and transmission, water and process industries.
In 2022, Oxford Flow won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award, for the ES stemless actuated valves, used in severe service control and isolation applications.
The IM series range offers pressure or flow control for gas distribution, gas transmission, fuel gas, LPG, and various industrial applications.