Our Team

Our Team: A Legacy of Excellence

Since our inception in 1965, ValveMan has been at the forefront of the valve industry, setting benchmarks and creating a legacy of unparalleled expertise. Our journey spanning over five decades is a testament to our commitment, passion, and the trust our clients place in us. Our team, a blend of seasoned professionals and dynamic young talents, brings together a wealth of knowledge and innovative thinking. Together, we've navigated the evolving landscapes of the industry, always staying ahead of the curve, ensuring that our clients receive nothing but the best. At ValveMan, we don't just sell valves; we share a legacy of excellence, built on trust, expertise, and a relentless pursuit of perfection.

Gilbert Welsford Jr. is a distinguished figure in the valve industry, recognized for his engineering acumen and vast expertise. He is the third-generation proprietor of the FS Welsford Company, which also encompasses ValveMan.com. In 2011, Gilbert launched ValveMan.com, an online hub dedicated to valves and related items. This platform, under Gilbert's stewardship, has become a reliable source for valve engineers and purchasers, boasting a comprehensive selection of premium valves and stellar customer support. Gilbert's deep grasp of fluid dynamics and precision engineering has enabled him to contribute significantly to the creation and application of various valve types. His proficiency spans across control valves, ball valves, and more, allowing him to craft bespoke solutions for varied industrial requirements. Gilbert's collaborative nature and superior communication aptitude have solidified robust ties with clients from sectors like oil and gas, petrochemicals, and manufacturing. Committed to innovation and quality, Gilbert consistently stays updated with industry advancements, ensuring the delivery of avant-garde valve solutions.

Jason Welsford is a prominent figure in the valve industry, continuing the family tradition as the third-generation owner of the FS Welsford Company, which oversees ValveMan.com. With profound industry knowledge, Jason has established himself as a trusted expert. Under his guidance, ValveMan.com has emerged as a top online destination for valves and related products, serving various industries. Jason's dedication to quality and client satisfaction has positioned ValveMan.com as a preferred resource globally. His expertise spans diverse valve systems, such as gate valves and ball valves, enabling him to offer bespoke solutions for sectors like oil and gas, petrochemicals, and manufacturing. Jason's collaborative nature and leadership acumen have cultivated robust ties with clients and peers. He excels in analyzing intricate valve systems, providing expert advice, and ensuring project success. Passionate about innovation, Jason consistently explores new industry technologies, reinforcing his esteemed position in the valve sector.

Russ Bailey stands out as a seasoned professional in the valve industry, with an impressive 35-year tenure in valve sales. Serving as an Outside Sales Representative for both ValveMan.com and FS Welsford, Russ's vast knowledge and expertise are evident in his work. His deep understanding of various valve types, including gate valves and ball valves, allows him to offer customized solutions tailored to client needs. Russ is renowned for his exceptional sales skills and his knack for forging robust client relationships. His consultative sales approach, combined with his profound industry knowledge, enables him to pinpoint customer requirements and suggest optimal valve solutions. His commitment to client satisfaction has significantly contributed to business growth and the establishment of enduring partnerships. As a pivotal figure in both ValveMan.com and FS Welsford, Russ plays a key role in enhancing their market footprint and ensuring top-tier client service. With over three decades of success, Russ Bailey remains a trusted and esteemed figure in the valve sector.

Mark Trainer, a Navy Veteran Aviation Electronics Technician, boasts a rich background in maintaining avionics systems on A7 Corsair II aircraft during the 1980s aboard the USS Independence. This hands-on experience, combined with over four decades in process valves and controls, positions him as an esteemed professional in the valve industry. Serving as an Outside Sales Representative for both ValveMan.com and FS Welsford Company, Mark's vast knowledge spans gate valves, ball valves, and more. His expertise in control loops, encompassing valves, sensors, and controls, empowers him to understand client processes and meet performance expectations. Mark's proficiency in forging robust client relationships, discerning their unique needs, and offering strategic advice is commendable. His commitment to superior customer service and his enduring dedication to the valve sector have cemented his reputation for reliability and professionalism. Mark's invaluable contributions drive growth and ensure exceptional results for ValveMan.com and FS Welsford.