CALDER Advanced Valve Testing Systems proudly announces the appointment of Mr. Kevin Vincent to the position of General Manager. CALDER is a subsidiary of CLIMAX Portable Machining & Welding Systems, headquartered in Newberg, Oregon. Mr. Vincent has been in commercial positions of increasing responsibility at CLIMAX for five years, serving most recently as a Regional Sales Manager for North America. In this role, Mr. Vincent has been instrumental in growing the CALDER business and recently guided the effort to win the largest deal in CALDER history. Mr. Vincent brings more than ten years of capital equipment sales experience to the role. He earned his B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
CALDER has been the market leader in North America for more than 30 years and is the fastest-growing valve tester company in international markets. Mr. Vincent takes over the CALDER business amidst record growth, at the start of phase three of a five-phase investment and globalization strategy that is well underway.
Since 2016, CALDER has launched more than 20 successful new products including the extensive line of HYDROPRO™ test consoles and clamping fixtures as well as the SMARTEST™ family of data acquisition and control systems for valve testing. The company has also completed dozens of custom-designed valve test systems and valve repair machines for customers around the world and launched the game-changing Turn-Around-Tester™ which fits in the bed of a standard pickup truck for field-based testing of valves.
All CALDER products are proudly manufactured in the USA and available for sale world-wide. In the past three years, CALDER’s international footprint has expanded domestically and internationally to include direct sales and service locations in the USA, Europe, UK, Middle East, Africa, and Asia, with seven global training facilities and more than 90 sales locations across 54 countries. Most recently, CALDER opened its new customer service center and interactive product showroom in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in November 2019 and its “World of Applications” showroom in Düren, Germany earlier this month.
CALDER valve testing systems are the safest, most accurate and most versatile in the industry and backed by our vast international customer service and support network. Call us at +1-503-538-2185 or click here for more information on the full range of products and services.