Richards Industrials Appoints Jim Gray as Global Vice President of Sales

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – WEBWIRE

I am honored to join a company with a long tradition of valuing its customers, employees and the community” says Jim Gray.

Richards Industrials, a leading manufacturer of valves and ancillary products, is pleased to announce that Jim Gray joins them as Global Vice President of Sales. Jim’s responsibilities will encompass sales team leadership, development of new channels, accelerating revenue through expanding Richards’ presence in new geographies, and contributing to the company’s marketing and business strategies.

Jim is an industry veteran and brings over thirty years of sales experience and business development. Prior to joining Richards, Jim served in a variety of sales and sales management positions with Fisher Controls, Dresser, and GE Oil and Gas. For the past three years, Jim has served with FCX Performance in a strategic management position covering Valves, Actuation and Instrumentation. Jim will be based in Houston and will report to the President and Chief Executive Officer.


“Jim is an outstanding addition to our Richards Industrials team” says Jordan Bast, President and CEO at Richards Industrials. “He has extensive experience in developing new markets, creating partner relationships and identifying new sales channels. His experience and excellent track record is a perfect fit to grow our business on a global level. We are pleased to welcome Jim to the team.”


“I am honored to join a company with a long tradition of valuing its customers, employees and the community” says Jim Gray. “I look forward to building upon the strong foundation of the Richards brand and helping them achieve their sales growth goals.”


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About Richards Industrials

Richards Industrials is the parent company of seven product lines including Jordan Valve – regulators and control valves; Steriflow Valve – sanitary pressure regulators and control valves; Steriflow Food and Beverage – 3A regulators and control valves; Low Flow Valve – micro flow regulators and control valves; Hex Valve – instrument valves and manifolds, Bestobell Steam – steam traps and steam specialty equipment and Marwin Valve – ball valves and automation. Industries include pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, food and beverage, oil and gas, chemical and energy. Richards Industrials recently acquired Equilibar LLC – fluid and pressure control valves for difficult applications.