Vortex Valves Europe

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Posted in: , on 12. Jul. 2006 - 22:15

Jon Naylor Heads Up Vortex® Valves in UK and Europe

The US manufacturer of bulk dry material handling valves, Vortex®, has recruited Jon Naylor to head its emergent UK business. As European Managing Director, Naylor is developing a UK operation, from which to launch the Vortex® valves brand in Europe and the Middle East.

Following six years as UK General Manager with a $100m per year US Based hydraulic tool manufacturer, in which he oversaw a dramatic rise in profitability and turnover, Jon Naylor was targeted for the new role, for his ability to achieve rapid success. Vortex® has realistic aims though, he says: “The company doesn’t expect to storm the marketplace. It has a long-term plan that will be implemented patiently. Having said that, I think the process engineering and bulk handling industries really will welcome this unique new breed of valves.

“In Europe, the valves that are commonplace in dry bulk solids handling, in particular, are often well constructed but, we believe, are significantly over-engineered. Vortex® valves have a string of design awards and almost a 30-year history in the supply of specialised valves for the dry bulk solids handling industry to their credit, yet they are far more cost effective by comparison. I am confident that the relatively small number of OEMs and processors over here, who have heard of Vortex®, or already have them in service, will grow strongly. It is an exciting prospect for us but we recognise that is going to take time to develop a long term strong presence in the UK, Europe and Middle East.”

Jon Naylor has previous experience and a wide field of contacts that will serve the Vortex® cause well. With International Pipeline Products Ltd, having global responsibilities as Export Sales Manager, he set up a network of agents in the Middle East. Previously he entered the pipeline industry in 1992, rising to Sales Manager for the UK, Europe, Africa and the Former Soviet Union, with Pipeline Engineering Ltd.

Centred in Salina, Kansas, Vortex® supplies dry bulk material handling valves to a worldwide customer base of original equipment manufacturers and process engineering specialists. Vortex® valves are known to handle over 500 different materials. Currently the company is moving to a purpose built state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and office complex and is introducing leading-edge production technology to further enhance its status as technological leader in its field.

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Vortex-Representatiopn For Turkey

Posted on 7. Oct. 2006 - 11:35

Dear Mr. Jon Naylor

.I am inteested to represent your company in Turkey,

I would lke to ask however for your representation conditions.

Folowing a short cv Dr. H a y r i E r g u n

Permanent Address

Erdemir Cad. 62/2

67300 Kdz.-Eregli

Tel: ++90 532 507 95 93


Personal Information

Date and Place of Birth: 15.03.1948, Beyehir

Marital Status: Married

Military Service: Completed


Iron and steel production related research and development work in Germany, Japan and Turkey.


1965-1970 MSc, Mining Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical, Metallugical and Mining Engineering, TU Clausthal, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

• Diploma Project. Continuing investigations to the depohosphorisation of the concentrates of the iron ores from the district Moncorvo/Portugal by means of Flotation. Dissertation, Inst f. Processing, TU Clausthal, 1970

197O - 1972 Turkish Coal Mining Enterprises, Project Engineer, Ankara/Turkey

1972 - 1975 Doctorate in Chemical Technology and Fuel Technique , TU Clausthal, Germany


Dec.1975-Jan.1980 Process Engineer, Didier Engineering GmbH, Germany

• Development of Formed Coke Technology DKS Didier-Keihan Rentan & Sumitomo

Metal Ltd.-, Wakayama/Japan

Jan. 1980-Oct. 1982 Eregli Iron & Steel Works, Inc., Kdz.-Eregli

* Managing Director - Research and Development – Raw Materials

Oct. 1982-Sept.1986 Eregli Iron & Steel Works, Inc., Kdz.-Eregli

* Research and Development – Iron & Steel Making

Sept.1986-March 1987 Eregli Iron & Steel Works, Inc., Kdz.-Eregli

• Chief Engineer Coke Oven By Product Plant

March.1987-March 2003 Eregli Iron & Steel Works, Inc., Kdz.-Eregli

• Chief Engineer Coke Oven Coal and Coke Handling Plant

March 2003-Present Independent Consulting Engineer

• Private Instructor


9. 6. 1981 United States Patent ,

Process for Producing Coke.US 4272323

21. 7. 1981 United States Patent ,

Process for the Termal Treatment of Coal. US 4280033

4. 8. 1981 United States Patent ,

Process for Microwave Radiation. US 4282066


• Turkish (Native), German (fluent), English (fluent)

• .French & Japanese (working knowledge)

• Computer Skills: Operating Systems & Others: Windows 2000/XP, Linux, MS Office, Lotus Notes,


• Member of Verein Deutscher Eisenhüttenleute VDEh (1985),

• Member of Turkish Mining Engineers Association TMMOB (1970)

• Member of Foundation for the Development of National Mining


Available upon request