RON WARREN: Chairman President Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA)

Ron Warren is the Chairman President of the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA). Ron Warren earned a BS degree from Michigan State University with an emphasis in economics and psychology. Shortly thereafter, He earned an MBA degree with an emphasis in marketing from Loyola of Chicago.

 I determined at the time that if I was going to get into sales and marketing, it would be an opportune time to do so. As I enjoyed learning about and working with equipment going into power plants, it was a natural segue to join a valve company when an opportunity presented itself.
At that point, I had an opportunity to work for Keystone Valve as a salesman in Chicago and since then, I have been in and out of the industry working with other flow control companies and products such as pumps and mechanical seals. I have spent the last 14 ½ years at Bray International Inc.

When he finished his MBA, he worked for a major power, architectural and engineering firm in Chicago, leading a group in the Mechanical, Analytical Department. Our focus was writing specifications for equipment in power plants.

Our members play an integral role in supporting the production of products essential to improving the quality of life of the public and protecting the planet.  VMA full member companies manufacture high quality, trusted, valves, actuators, and controls; and our associate members distribute and service these products.  Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is the only North American trade association that represents the interests of manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of valves, actuators, and controls.