Mr Lucien Joppen

Editor in Chief
Valve World
Tel: +31 575 585 276

Mr Lucien Joppen, Editor in Chief, Valve World


I am the editor-in-chief of Valve World magazine since December 2017. With over 25 year’s experience in national and international trade press publications, I have met many interesting people and written about a myriad of topics, ranging from insects for human consumption to biobased succinic acid.

I have worked as an editor and editor-in-chief in various sectors, such as the food and drink industry, food retailing and industrial biotechnology, reflecting my broad interest in various industries. In general, I have a keen interest in technology development and implications for industry, society and the environment.

Apart from being responsible for the magazine and on-line content, I am also involved in organizing conferences (notably Valve World Conference and Flow Control Exchange India). These events are crucial in bringing our community together to share the latest developments, trends and challenges and discuss how to address these.

Zooming in to our publication Valve World, this is a leading international magazine on (control) valves, actuators and associated products. It is published 11 times per year with a worldwide distribution. The editorial content strongly focuses on end-user experiences, practical applications and market trends that impact the market.

Apart from technical articles on valve design, fluid control, sealing technology, actuation et cetera, topical issues such as maintenance & repair, high temperature/high pressure applications, severe service and standardisation are covered as well.

Throughout the year, the editorial program furthermore has special issues on power generation, nuclear, CCS, hydrogen, oil&gas, refining, chemical process industry, emission control, actuation, control valves and so on.