Gil Perez is a professional engineer with 43 years experience in valves and industrial products. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) and a Master of Business Administration (McGill University). Gil has 23 years experience in the valve industry and has held senior management positions at Velan Inc., including Vice President – Marketing, Vice President – Engineering and Vice President – Product Technology and Strategic Initiatives. Gil is active in several valve standards committees, including API, ASME, MSS and ISO. Gil is currently an independent contractor offering consulting and advisory services in product technology and business development.