Zahroof Valves names senior sales director

Barnes comes from MRC Global

Energy industry veteran Chris Barnes has been named senior sales director for Zahroof Valves Inc. (ZVI) In this role, Barnes has responsibility for all aspects of North American sales. He reports to Brian Bertelsen, senior VP of Sales and chief commercial officer.

Barnes has over 14 years of experience leading oil and gas sales and operations. He previously served as Business Development and National Accounts Manager for MRC Global, a major distributor of pipe, valve, and fitting products to energy and industrial markets. He also worked at US Steel as Project Manager for OCTG and API 5L tubular products. Barnes earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing Management from Virginia Tech University.

Chris Barnes

“Chris brings a tremendous amount of expertise to communicate our messages of operational, financial, and decarbonization advantages to decision-makers in all sectors of the oil and gas industry,” said ZVI Chief Executive Officer Jim Ilaria. “His record of strong leadership will be invaluable in achieving continued growth as we expand and improve our sales efforts.”

“I am excited to join ZVI, especially at a time when the truly game-changing benefits of this valve technology are so directly in tune with the needs of gas compressor operators,” said Barnes. “We have a value proposition based on reliability, cost-efficiency, and emissions reduction that addresses the pressures our customers are facing and the objectives they are striving to achieve. I look forward to developing a robust sales organization to deliver the solutions that compressor operators need.”

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