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Conco at the 2020 EPRI HXPUG event
The Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) and the Houston Business Roundtable (HBR) hosted their Annual Tailgate Extravaganza 2020 in Pasadena on February 7th where they announced the finalists for the annual Safety Excellence Awards. Conco has been selected in the Small Business Environment Category. Only the very best safety performers are chosen each year, and this is the second year in a row that Conco is a finalist. Winners will be announced at the 33rd annual Houston Safety Excellence Awards, which has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19.
TUBE CLEANING │ NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING │ LEAK DETECTION
Conco Selected as Finalist for Safety Excellence Award
June 10-11, 2020
EPRI Joint Steam Generation & Balance of Plant Heat Exchanger NDE & Tube Integrity Conference
July 27-29, 2020
Miami Beach, FL
Conference & Seminar
August 5-6, 2020
Lucas Akins, Tim Meyer, Melissa Nunez, Randy Tadlock Jr.,
Kellye Thibodeaux & Kenny Bayhi
ALL event dates are subject to change
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Conco Systems SPRL has been nominated for the Challenge Innovation award by EDF Nuclear for introducing innovative solutions to condenser and heat exchanger performance issues at EDF Nuclear plants. Conco Systems SPRL is a qualified provider to EDF Nuclear, a French electric utility headquartered in Paris, France, with a diverse portfolio of generation capacity worldwide.
Kudos from Customers
“Conco is so much safer than hydro blasting and with much less waste; it works well for a quick clean,” Gatekeeper, BASF Geismar
“Job executed turn-key, no issues and all tubes & heads were cleaned to satisfaction,” Mechanical Supervisor, BASF Geismar
“I would put an 11 if I could (in reference to a satisfaction scale based 1 to 10). Ralph and the personnel who came to the station were extremely helpful and flexible in order for us to meet our goals,” Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station
“They showed up on time, finished their work in a timely manner, worked safely and communication on all was great.” Planner, Marathon Petroleum Company
The nomination arose from Conco’s application of condenser Vacuum Leak Detection (VLD) at the EDF Fessenheim nuclear plant in June of 2019, in the first such project of its kind at an EDF nuclear plant. The treated condenser was returned to optimum performance after the VLD intervention. The EDF Innovation Awards will be announced later this spring.
Carly LoAlbo has been promoted to Vice President of Power Sales and Analytics and has relocated to the corporate headquarters in Verona, PA. Carly had been living in Texas for several years working as a Business Administration Manager for the Conco Industrial Division. She will retain her responsibilities of sales analytics for the industrial sales team, but will proceed to implement the sales policies, practices and procedures developed for that market into the power sales team.
Conco Systems SPRL is EDF
Nuclear Innovation Award Nominee
Pere-ebi Tiemo & Christian Opuba of BGI Energy Services Limited
Conco TruFit tube cleaners post-cleaning
It’s a dirty job
Conco Services Corporation recently announced that BGI Energy Services Limited is its exclusive distributor in Nigeria. BGI Energy Services Limited (formerly known as Broad Global Investment Ltd.) was incorporated in 1991 as a service provider to the oil, gas, and power markets. Their services and expertise include engineering, construction and procurement, installation, instrument calibration, facility automation, process control, instrumentation and drilling support services, and technical manpower supply. BGI Energy Services Limited will now also be adding Conco tube cleaning products and services to its portfolio. Through this partnership, Conco aims to extend its reach into the Sub-Saharan market.
Conco C3X TruFit tube cleaners are designed to remove tenacious mineral deposits such as manganese, silica and iron in addition to removing chemical and petroleum refining products. This image shows the mineral deposits that were lurking in one of our customer’s tubes.
LOOK what may be lurking in your condenser tubes!
Conco Announces New Partnership
with BGI Energy Services Limited in Nigeria
Chuck Clark has been promoted to Senior Account Manager in the Industrial Division. He had been a well-respected member of the Conco operations team in Verona for several years, and his tremendous organizational skills will be missed in the Services Department. However, Chuck has had an outstanding start in sales - he secured three requests for proposals during his first three days on the job!
The Conco Customer Appreciation Award is presented to Conco’s largest volume direct international customer who is neither a distributor nor an agent. This year's Customer Appreciation Award goes to BGI Energy Services Limited in Nigeria, who had the largest single direct sale in 2019 teaming up with Conco to execute a flawless Turnaround at Chevron’s EGTL plant in the Escravos region of Nigeria, successfully cleaning 24 Heat Exchangers. We appreciate this new relationship and the trust they put into our safe, quality products and services.
Conco’s prestigious Top Gun Award is given for Sales Excellence, and Himeji Eco Tech Co., Ltd.of Japan has earned it for the 6th year in a row with their outstanding sales performance, importing more Conco product and/or service than any other distributor or agent. Himeji was the largest sales volume producer in 2019, while achieving year over year growth among the Conco global network of distribution and trademark licensees. Himeji is also pursuing an aggressive expansion of Conco’s products and services into the Tokyo region, which will have them poised for even greater sales growth in 2020 and beyond. Himeji is Achieving Legendary Success! The runner up for this award is Alpha Systems International, INDIA
Staff of Himeji Eco Tech Co. Ltd.
BGI Energy Services Limited
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION AWARD WINNER: BGI Energy Services Limited, NIGERIA
Alpha Systems International
MAVERICK WINNER: Alpha Systems International, INDIA
Conco's 2019 International Award Winners!
TOP GUN WINNER: Himeji Eco Tech Co., Ltd., JAPAN
Conco’s coveted Maverick Award is given to one of the Conco global network of distribution and trademark licensees, or the agent showing the most dynamic improvement in sales performance for the year. 2019's Maverick Award goes to Alpha Systems International of India, who through their spirit, enthusiasm and hard work achieved the most significant overall increase in sales volume over the previous year. The runner up for this award is Walco Middle East, QATAR
Barbara Calabrese is an Inside Sales Support Representative. She spent much of her career in the banking industry and then joined the Conco team in November 2017. She enjoys assisting customers and providing excellent customer service.
Gary Fischer is Conco's National Sales Manager and is responsible for all sales activities within the US Power Generation market. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and also an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. His interest in sales management, particularly technical sales, drew him to Conco in 2002.
Heather Calfo is an Inside Sales Support Representative. She likes working with the sales team, overseeing internal daily operations and keeping things running smoothly. Heather has been with Conco since 2007, and when not working, she enjoys spending time with her son, daughter and husband.
Chuck Miller is Conco’s NDE Business Development Manager. He is an Eddy Current Level IIIA, and his expertise includes system-wide inspection of heat exchangers at nuclear and fossil fuel power plants and petrochemical facilities. Chuck’s technical expertise includes BOP Heat Exchanger Eddy Current Data Analysis, Procedure Development, Strategic Inspection Planning, Project Management and Financial Projection.
Frank "Bud" Popies is Conco's Regional Manager in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Michigan. He's been working for Conco for almost 21 years. Prior to this, Bud worked in the nuclear medicine field (manufacturing of equipment) for 15 years.
Meet the Power Sales Division
Jim Kovalcik is Conco’s Regional Manager covering the Southeast power market. Jim graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. After teaching grades 3-5 in North Carolina’s Cumberland County School district for a few years, Jim moved his family to Pittsburgh and began working for Conco.
Tyler Britt was hired last spring as the Western US Regional Sales Manager in the Power Division. Previously, he worked as a National Account Executive for Stanley Black & Decker. Tyler enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and camping with his family. He has a four-year-old son and a two-year-old daughter.
Larry "Irv" Iervoline has been Conco’s Regional Manager in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota for almost 15 years. Before Conco, he worked as a Short-Term Investment Specialist on Wall Street, a Mortgage Account Manager with Commonpoint, and a Territory Sales Rep. for Margolis and Southern Wine and Spirits/Jim Beam.
Ken Holmes has been Conco's Regional Manager for Texas and the NE US region for over 23 years. He graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Economics and enjoys the problem-solving aspect of his career. His secret passions are fine wine and gourmet cooking, and he enjoys hunting, golfing and swimming with his family.
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Conco Crawfish Boil Draws a Crowd in LaPorte, Tx
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Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.
Conco's Industrial Division held a Crawfish Boil at the LaPorte office during February to show appreciation for their customers and employees, and to celebrate the kickoff of the 2020 turn-around season. Boiled crawfish and other smoked seafood delights were served. A fantastic turn-out of over 100 customers and prospects came out to enjoy the festivities.
Customers and employees enjoying lunch