Mr. Stokes joins Flexitallic from Emerson Electric, where he most recently served as president of the Daniel Measurement and Control Business. Earlier in his 13-year Emerson career, Mr. Stokes led businesses providing instrumentation and controls to the process and marine industries.
Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Stokes spent 12 years with Shell Oil Company in its Deer Park, Texas facility. He served as a process engineer for multiple refining and chemical units, and as a production manager for a Shell petrochemical plant.
"I've been fortunate to help expand some of the world's strongest industrial brands, and I look forward to doing the same with Flexitallic. The company’s leading technology, outstanding brand, and global reach provide a strong platform for future growth. I believe my 25 years in the energy industry, both as an operator and equipment provider, give me a deep understanding of our customer's needs,” said Mr. Stokes.
“From the introduction of the spiral wound gasket to the development of Thermiculite™ — the industry's most advanced material for high temperature and severe service applications — Flexitallic has been committed to innovation. We plan to accelerate the pace at which we apply such innovation to industry opportunities, while also expanding our capabilities in China and the Middle East. Our growth will be guided by focusing on solving the most challenging sealing needs of our customers around the world."
Mr. Stokes holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he was a Park Leadership Fellow.
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About The Flexitallic Group
The Flexitallic Group focuses on developing sealing products and services across a very broad range on industry application with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and China, plus a network of worldwide licensing partners and distributors.