OMB Valves, the Stafford, Texas-based operation of the Italian-based valve manufacturer, recently announced it is reorganizing its industrial sales efforts, adding a new group that will be solely leading the efforts for the company’s distribution focus in addition to its already established project and butterfly valve Divisions. 

OMB announced the hiring of Sandra Brumbaugh as vice president – sales/distribution to head up this distribution division.  Brumbaugh has extensive experience in the industrial valve industry with 25 years’ experience in distribution sales, most recently as executive vice president – sales with Bonney Forge. 

Brumbaugh will be responsible for establishing the team that will support this emphasis within the OMB organization. 

As part of this effort, Wallace Hancock has been promoted to outside sales manager.  Hancock has been with OMB for six years as project manager/inside sales. 

According to Simone Brevi: “We feel the timing is perfect to expand our efforts in this distribution area and we are making substantial investments in our Houston facility to accommodate the requirements of our customers and end-user base.”

The OMB Valves group, headquartered in Cenate Sotto, Bergamo, Italy, is a diversified manufacturer of valves for the energy industries.  OMB is a family owned and operated group which has become a globally recognized manufacturer of forged steel valves for the oil and gas industry, the company notes.

The group operates one plant in Stafford, Texas, three plants in Italy (OMB, Fluicon and Calobri) and plants in Singapore, Korea and Saudi Arabia. OMB has direct presence in Scotland, England, Malaysia, Japan and China with its own subsidiaries and a distribution network that covers all the major oil producing countries.