Pioneering valve doctor™ programme turns 25

IMI Critical Engineering proudly commemorates 25 years of its esteemed Valve Doctors program in 2024, a testament to its enduring success in fostering top-tier technical expertise.

Since its inception in 1999, the Valve Doctor™ program has been instrumental in rapidly cultivating the next generation of technical experts, condensing years of learning into a rigorous curriculum spanning seven years or less. Today, it remains an integral part of IMI Critical Engineering’s consultancy service, boasting a global network of 83 Valve Doctors.

In 2023, seven candidates successfully completed the program, collectively bringing nearly 100 years of combined experience across diverse sectors. Notable achievers include Shelley Notarnicola, Munjong Choi, Sebastian Ansel, Vinita Meissner, Vojtech Pokorny, Uzair Ahmed, and Alexander Sommer, each attaining the prestigious title of certified Valve Doctor or Valve Doctor Specialist.

Central to the success of Valve Doctors are three core qualities: expertise in value selling, innovative design, and problem-solving. Candidates diligently work on enhancing these skills, ensuring they meet the program’s rigorous requirements.

Jackie Hu, CEO of Automation at IMI, underscores the pivotal role of Valve Doctors in driving transformative engineering solutions for a better world. With a focus on comprehensive study and hands-on experience, Valve Doctors emerge as IMI Critical Engineering’s foremost technical experts, deployed globally to optimize plant performance across key sectors such as power, nuclear, oil and gas, and petrochemicals.

As IMI Critical Engineering celebrates this significant milestone, it reaffirms its commitment to nurturing talent and driving innovation, empowering both its workforce and customers to thrive in an ever-evolving engineering landscape.

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