Zahroof Valves, Inc. (ZVI) announced that it has appointed Larry Lapko as Director of Business Development and Rodger Duke as its Regional Director, Latin America (LATAM). Mr Lapko will spearhead ZVI’s efforts in the downstream sector, including refineries and petrochemicals, and in chemical and fertilizer applications. Mr Duke will help define and develop ZVI’s strategy for LATAM using strong international channel partners to add value and expand their global footprint.
Mr Lapko is an award-winning, business development executive with a proven track record in start-up operations and turning around low producing markets with a focus in the oil and gas industry. He has spent 15+ years in the oil and gas industry managing sales teams and strategic accounts with Exterran, Archrock and Johnson Screens. Mr Lapko earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University.
Mr Duke is an international strategic business development executive with firsthand knowledge of the intricacies of working with foreign governments that own and operate their own oil and gas companies. Over the years he has led international initiatives in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa for several well-respected global companies such as SUNDYNE, WEIR, ROTORK, and SPX. His technical background has been dedicated to Rotating Equipment and Industrial Valve Automation. Mr Duke attended the University of Utah and holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from URBE University.