The Roundtable has kicked off 2024 with considerable momentum, marked by a robust membership drive, a successful networking meeting, and an impressive tabletop show boasting participation from 50 PVF exhibitors, including industry giants such as Ferguson Industrial and MRC Global. Notably, Kay Peters has been nominated and elected to the position of secretary/treasurer within the board of directors, a testament to her extensive 25-year tenure in the oil, gas, and petrochemical sector. Currently serving as vice president and co-owner of Edward L. Haile and Associates, a leading metallurgical testing facility, Peters brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kay to this pivotal position,” remarked Sara Alford, president of the PVF Roundtable and president of Newmans Valve. “While stepping into the shoes of Ginger Restovic is no small feat, the unanimous board vote reflects our confidence in Kay’s ability to tackle the responsibilities ahead.”
Peters takes great pride in Edward L. Haile and Associates, considering it one of her most significant achievements. In recent years, she has spearheaded efforts to revitalize the facility, positioning it at the forefront of the industry through the implementation of cutting-edge laboratory technologies and strategic modernizations. Her unwavering passion and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly shape her contributions to the Roundtable, ensuring its continued evolution to meet the demands of today’s dynamic landscape.
Recognized as one of the “20 Women in the Industry” for her invaluable perspective on female business leadership in March 2017, Peters continues to drive innovation within the PVF market. Her pioneering initiatives in quality control and supplier management, coupled with her focus on specialized product testing for industry standards such as ANSI, API, ASME, ASNT, ASTM, AWS, ISO, and MSS, underscore her role as a trailblazer in the field.
“Kay’s meticulous attention to detail and strong management acumen make her an ideal for this position,” Alford said. “We are thrilled to see her assume this new role and are confident in her ability to lead with distinction.”