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HUNT VALVE

Experts in Extreme Engineering

Long Standing Innovation

Hunt Valve has been delivering fluid power engineering innovations and solutions to our core defense and industrial customers for decades. With unmatched reliability, we specialize in severe-duty valves and complementary engineered components and system solutions for the defense and industrial markets, including primary metals, energy and process. Specializing in harsh environments, our Experts in Extreme Engineering design and support the manufacturing of durable and reliable valves that stand up to the toughest applications.

Hunt Valve’s specialized advanced manufacturing and testing capabilities enable us to continue delivering the world-class solutions that meet your safety and reliability standards now and in the future.


Valve Solutions for the Navy and Defense

Hunt Valve now offers an expanded catalog with our recent acquisitions of MB Valve (formerly Montreal Bronze) and Pima Valve. Our combined expertise provides high-performance, cost-effective manufacturing and technical know-how to meet a wide range of specifications.

These specialized capabilities include:

  • Engineering and design with solid modeling
  • Flow and stress analysis
  • Machining
  • Welding/cladding
  • Assembly
  • Hydrostatic and nondestructive testing

Hunt Valve Actuator Division extends our expertise to specialize in electromechanical actuator solutions for the military and our growing variety of industrial partners.

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The History of Hunt Valve

In 1984, Hunt Valve Company purchased the assets of a company that had been manufacturing severe service valves for the U.S. steel industry since 1919. With the end of World War I and the advent of assembly line manufacturing, America’s heavy industrial revolution was in full swing. During that time, the seller became known as a supplier of reliable, heavy-duty valves in a variety of growing U.S. industries.

During the economic boom following World War II, the seller’s well-known reliability was established. While numerous American engineering firms were exporting heavy industrial machinery around the world, the seller’s valves were the product of choice on many of these machines because product reliability was critical in these distant, isolated locations.

The seller’s affiliation with the U.S. Navy dated back to the early days of submarine development with the supply of pneumatic valves that were used to control the periscope’s up/down function. This valve was later used in similar submarine applications such as for the snorkel’s up/down function. The seller also supplied valves for the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus in the early 1950’s.

Hunt Valve purchased the seller’s assets in 1984.

Today, Hunt Valve produces innovative engineering solutions that can be found in applications on all six industrialized continents. Hunt Valve specializes in severe-duty valves and complementary engineered components and system solutions for applications that include primary metals, energy, process and U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessels, including all submarines and carriers in operation as well as the Virginia Class, Ford Class and soon-to-be-in-production Columbia Class.

Hunt Valve's Executive Team

Brad Sterner

Chief Executive Officer

Since 2015, Brad has been providing the leadership, lean-based operating and commercial toolkit needed to promote accelerated growth and margin expansion at Hunt Valve. His strong reputation for global business leadership, platform business start-ups, business unit turnarounds, product development and global vertical market expansion contributes to his success as a business strategist.

Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Brad was the vice president and general manager of Power and Industry at Colfax Fluid Handling. He brings extensive financial and operational experience in leading private equity companies and blue-chip multinational corporations, including Danaher and Emerson.

Brad earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also a Certified Public Accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University Bloomington.

Charles Ferrer

Hunt Valve Company President

Charles joined Hunt Valve in March 2017 as the Vice President and General Manager of the Actuator Division. He was promoted to President of Hunt Valve in November 2017 with full P&L responsibility for both the Valve and Actuator Divisions.

Prior to joining Hunt Valve, Charles was a senior program manager at General Electric where he managed multiple programs winning over $100M in contracts. Before entering the corporate world, he was a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter pilot. He deployed worldwide including flying over 350 combat flight hours during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Charles has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Peter Bellin

Chief Financial Officer

Peter joined Hunt in February 2020 as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all financial functions of the company including treasury, controllership and cash management.

Before joining the Hunt Valve team Peter worked at OPW, a Dover Corporation company as the Director of Finance for the Cargo as well as Chemical and Industrial businesses supporting six manufacturing operations across the globe. Prior to his role as the Director of Finance, Peter was the Corporate Controller at OPW, a Dover Corporation Company and has previous experience with increasing responsibilities at Rexnord Corporation, Ally Bank and Ernst & Young.

Peter earned his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Marquette University, his MBA from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

David Bala

MB Valve & Pima Valve President

David Bala has been working at MB since 1997, first as Engineering Manager, and currently as President & Vice President Operations. He is a professional mechanical engineer and member of the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec since 2005. David holds ASME certificates in Valve Selection & Design, Materials Applications in Petrochemical & Nuclear. He has more than 20 years experience in developing custom valve solutions for the U.S. and Canadian Navies.

Michael Johnston

Vice President Operations and Supply Chain

Michael joined Hunt Valve in March 2017 as the Director of Supply Chain and was promoted to Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. In this role, he is responsible for efficient production operations at both Hunt Valve locations. He and his team identify business improvement opportunities through implementation of LEAN manufacturing principles, improving the total supply chain, and optimizing the use of Hunt Valve’s core manufacturing competencies.

Prior to joining the Hunt Valve Team, Michael worked in supply chain functions supporting operations in the metals manufacturing and oil & gas industries.

Michael has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

Shirley Sinkovich

Senior Vice President of Quality Assurance

As the company’s Senior Vice President Quality Assurance, Shirley is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the quality system of the company. In addition to her quality responsibilities at the Valve Division, she has oversight of the quality system at the Actuator Division. Shirley is also the Ethics and Compliance Manager and Facility Security Officer for both divisions.

Shirley has worked for Hunt Valve for over 18 years. Her career at Hunt Valve began with a part time position in September 1999 in the Accounting Department. She later moved into a full-time position within the Inventory Control/Purchasing Department and later the Quality Department. Prior to joining Hunt Valve, she worked at Valley Forge Co., Inc in inventory control/scheduling and Alliance Machine Co. in purchasing.

Shirley studied Business Administration at Kent State-Salem.