OCV Control Valves Names New Director of Sales

September 22, 2016

Nelson to lead global sales team, customer enhancement and strategic partnerships for valve manufacturer.

OCV Control Valves, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hydraulically operated, diaphragm actuated control valves, announced today that Shirley Nelson has been appointed Director of Sales. In Nelson’s new role, she will oversee customer enhancement initiatives, OCV’s global sales team and strategic partnerships.

Nelson most recently served as OCV’s Regional Sales Manager for the company’s international fueling division, focusing on military, commercial aviation and terminal fueling. She is a veteran in the industry with nearly two decades in the water and wastewater industries, including 10 years in the control valve industry.

“Shirley is an experienced and skilled industry expert with an enormous amount of energy that is reflected in her work and in the growth of our mining and aviation divisions under her leadership,” said Blake Kelso, Senior Vice President of OCV Control Valves. “She will no doubt make a positive impact on our business and our brand as she has shown to in the past.”

“My goal is to increase our global reach with strategic partnerships and to capitalize on market leadership opportunities,” says Nelson.

OCV Control Valves was founded by Tex Radford who began designing and manufacturing control valves from his small machine shop in Tulsa more than 60 years ago. Radford’s vision was simple – build a high quality reliable product and sell it at a fair price. Today, that small machine shop has expanded into three companies, multiple product lines and buildings covering a city block in the Tulsa area.

About OCV Control Valves, LLC

OCV Control Valves has over 60 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and application of control valves and is known for quality and customer service. OCV manufactures automatic control valves in sizes 1-1/4″ to 24″, both globe and angle configurations, for a wide array of markets, including waterworks, commercial plumbing, fire protection, aviation fueling, terminal services, and mining.  OCV valves can be found in some capacity in nearly every country throughout the world.  From water supply systems in the United States and Canada, to fire protection systems in Asia and oil refineries in Europe, OCV supplies valves to a broad range of industries throughout the world. For more information, visit


Media Contact:
Blake Kelso
Sr. VP of Marketing & Sales