BLACOH Global Expansion Continues in 2013

BLACOH Fluid Control, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid control products, recently announced two key additions to the management team as part of the company’s continued expansion in domestic and international markets.

Alfredo D’Souza has been named Business Development Manager for BLACOH's new sales regions serving Canada, the Middle East and India. Alfredo (“Alfie”) was most recently with RathGibson, a global manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products, where he served as Director of Business Development for Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Central Asia. Prior to RathGibson, he served as General Manager of Fakhro Electronics in Bahrain, and Divisional Manager for Glenmark Pharmaceutical, India. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from St Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, and a Diploma in Leadership Skills from St Xavier’s Institute of Management. Mr. D’Souza will be based in Ontario, Canada where he currently resides.

In the US, James Burke has been named Director of Engineering. James joins BLACOH from JWC Environmental, a leading manufacturer of waste water equipment for use in municipal, industrial and institutional facilities. As Product Team Manager and Project Manager at JWC, James successfully led the inside sales and engineering team responsible for a line of municipal screening and dewatering equipment. A mechanical engineer with extensive experience in industrial equipment design and manufacturing, James will be responsible for new product development and process innovations at BLACOH. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Northeastern University, and is based out of the company’s US headquarters in Riverside, California.

BLACOH’s international expansion began in 2011 with the opening of sales offices in the Asia Pacific region and Latin America, followed by increased investments in European markets in early 2012. According to BLACOH President, Andrew Yeghnazar, the company remains focused on expanding their global sales presence and continuing to grow manufacturing and operations at their California headquarters.

“As we continue to grow our business, we’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products backed by extraordinary service and expert advice,” said Mr. Yeghnazar. “With that as our primary objective, we’re building a team of industry professionals that we believe are second to none.”

Contact Alfredo D’Souza in Ontario, Canada at +1 905 867 9780 or by email at James Burke can be reached at 951-342-3100 (800-603-7867 toll free) or email

BLACOH has been providing fluid flow solutions for pumping systems worldwide since 1976. Their complete line of SENTRY pulsation dampeners, surge suppressors and inlet stabilizers protect pumps and system components from destructive pulsation, pressure surge and hydraulic shock, and act as accumulators to store fluid energy wherever hydraulic fluid is used as a power source. BLACOH products are manufactured in the USA to exacting standards in a variety of sizes, with chemically resistant materials and pressure ratings available to suit virtually every application. For more information, contact BLACOH at (951) 342-3100 (800-603-7867) or visit BLACOH's web site at

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