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Shawn Opat Returns to Vortex Valves to Lead Sales in Upper Midwest and Northeast

Date Posted: February 28, 2012

Salina, KS—Vortex Valves has named Shawn Opat as regional sales manager for the Upper Midwest and Northeastern Region, including the cities of Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto.

He reports to Vortex Vice President of North American Sales Jason Marcotte.

“We are delighted to see Shawn return to Vortex to lead our sales effort in an important and growing area for Vortex,” said Marcotte.

“His overall sales management and business development experience will add to positive customer experiences and increased responsiveness.”

Opat headed Vortex sales for the Eastern Seaboard Region in 1998 and 1999, joining the company as a sales engineer in 1995.

Most recently he was a territory account executive for Con-way Freight, director of sales for G.L. Huyett and worked in business development for United Parcel Service.

Opat is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Additional Information:

For more than 30 years, Vortex Valves has provided quality Slide Gates, Diverters, and Iris Valves designed specifically for handling dry bulk solids in gravity, vacuum, dilute, or dense phase applications.

Vortex Valves are engineered for dependability, durability, easy maintenance, and offer proven solutions to material handling and process efficiency problems.

With an in-house team of engineers, Vortex Valves can be completely customized for individual applications or special installations.

Vortex® Valves North America A Division of Salina Vortex® Corporation 1725 Vortex Avenue Salina, Kansas 67401 Tel: 1-785-825-7177 Fax: 1-785-825-7194 Email: Web:

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