Val-Matic names new president

Steve Dalton has been promoted to the role of president, succeeding John Ballun

A.Y. McDonald, a manufacturer of water works, plumbing, pumps and natural gas products, has named Steve Dalton as the company’s new president of Val-Matic Valve and Mfg., effective this May. Dalton will succeed John Ballun, who is retiring after a 26-year career with the company.

Dalton began his career as a consulting engineer in the water works industry in Chicago, and joined Val-Matic in 2011. As director of engineering, he participated in standards developing organisations including American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Manufacturers Standardisation Society (MSS) of the valve and fittings industry, the American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE), and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Rob McDonald, CEO for A.Y. McDonald, commented: “With his consulting background and Val-Matic tenure, Steve brings a wealth of industry experience and leadership to his new position, and will guide the company through new colleagues and opportunities as Val-Matic continues to grow.”