Zahroof Hires Two New Team Members

Rodger Duke (left) and Larry Lapko (right)

Zahroof Valves Inc. (ZVI) has appointed Larry Lapko as Director of Business Development and Rodger Duke as its Regional Director, Latin America (LATAM).

Lapko will spearhead ZVI’s efforts in the downstream sector, including refinery, petrochemical, chemical, and fertilizer applications. He has spent more than 15 years in the oil and gas industry managing sales teams and strategic accounts with Exterran, Archrock, and Johnson Screens. Lapko holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Duke will help define and develop ZVI’s strategy for LATAM to expand the company’s global footprint. He has led international initiatives in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa for companies such as Sundyne, Weir, Rotork, and SPX. His technical background has been dedicated to Rotating Equipment and Industrial Valve Automation. Duke holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from URBE University.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, ZVI develops and markets the StraightFlo Valve for use in reciprocating gas compressors.