ValvTechnologies named Todd Blackburn as director of global quality management. Blackburn most recently worked as the supplier quality assurance manager at Curtiss-Wright. He previously held positions as commercial nuclear quality assurance manager, commercial nuclear quality manager-China, and defense products quality assurance manager. Blackburn served in the US Navy for 21 years as leading chief petty officer of a submarine nuclear propulsion plant mechanical division. He holds a BS in workforce education, training, and development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and an MBA from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.