Crane Valves North America (CVNA) has appointed Leonard Fruci to the position of president of Crane Valves North America (CVNA). He comes to Crane from Flowserve Corp.'s Flow Control Division in Irving, Texas, where he was the vice president of sales and product development. Fruci has 23 years of experience as a senior sales and marketing manager in the valve industry, and holds an MBA from Georgia State Univ. in Atlanta.
Crane also named Jim Stanczak vice president/marketing. He had been serving as vice president/sales for Invensys Flow Control Americas, Worcester Controls Div., where he was responsible for the Worcester Controls product line, as well as selling bundled solutions to pharmaceuticals, food processing and OEM customers. Stanczak's marketing background also includes positions at Dresser Flow Control and Diamond Offshore. He has an MBA from Tulane Univ. in New Orleans.
Additionally, CVNA appointed Tony Favilla as director of sales for Stockham and Jenkins products. Prior to this role, Favilla was the director of sales, which included responsibility for Stockham products. In his new position, Favilla will be leading sales initiatives for all Stockham and Jenkins products to ensure that Crane leverages its market and channel commonality between the brands. Favilla joined CVNA earlier in 2002.