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Meet ChemValve Staff

Bert Klopfenstein

Bert Klopfenstein, a graduate of Texas A & M University, has been in the valve business since 1962 with Keystone International and Fisher Governor Co. (now Fisher Controls International).  His experience and knowledge has lead to many innovative designs here at ChemValve, such as the field replaceable seats, extended face-to-face to accommodate piping requirements and the Model 790EB Double Block and Bleed to name a few. Contact Bert at bert@chemvalve.com

Kara Merkel

Kara Merkel graduated from Texas Christian University in 1985. She is entering her 10th year with ChemValve, Inc. She is committed to helping customers with their orders and Invoices. ChemValve wants to make sure our customers receive the best product for their flow control applications. Contact Kara at kara@chemvalve.com

Debra Morris

Debra Morris attended Houston Community College. She has been in the valve industry for 39 years with EJ Mitchell, Hoerbiger and Big Inch Marine Systems. She has been part of the ChemValve team for 6 years now. She helps our customers with their shipping needs and handles all issues with vendors. Contact Debra at debra@chemvalve.com

Keith Klopfenstein

Keith Klopfenstein joined ChemValve on September 1, 2011 as Vice President of Operations.  Prior to working at ChemValve, Keith served as Senior Vice President of the Pressure Control Group at T-3 Energy Services, a manufacturer of oilfield equipment.  Keith has held a variety of engineering and management positions for Flow Products, Tyco Valves and Controls, and Keystone International.  Keith is committed to providing the fastest lead-times and the highest quality for ChemValve products. Contact Keith at keith@chemvalve.com