UK-based PJ Valves (PJV) has appointed Neil Kirkbride as a Non-Executive Director in Hertford, to support its board of directors and to grow its global manufacturing facilities.

Neil Kirkbride

Source: PJ Valves

Kirkbride brings 37 years of industry experience, having previously worked in similar roles at BEL Valves and Glenalmond Group. At BEL Valves, he was the Managing Director for more than 20 years, obtaining extensive sector knowledge and running a variety of manufacturing facilities.

Dan Munro, Group Managing Director at PJV, commented, “Neil’s years of knowledge and experience in the sector are invaluable to us. His passion for the industry fits right into our culture here at PJV. He’s worked closely with high-end operators on a global scale and really understands the needs of our clients, which will strengthen our established relationships and allow us to develop new ones.”

Kirkbride has also led industry development organisations, promoting both oil and gas and supply chain agendas as Chair of NOF Energy and the British Valve and Actuators Association (BVAA). His highly regarded reputation and industry stature will bring fresh thinking to PJV and boost the company’s standing as a leading global supplier of valves.

“I am delighted to start my role here at PJV, it’s fantastic to be involved in a thriving business with a motivational culture. I’ve been involved with hundreds of valve projects over the years and I know the importance of the supplier-operator relationship. It’s of the utmost importance for operators to have a supplier they can rely on. Not only that, but streamlined and smooth manufacturing is key to ensure these expectations are met and relationships are maintained for many years.” Kirkbride enthused.