Conval recently announced that Kris Stevens has been appointed inside sales manager, according to Valve Magazine. Stevens replaces Austin Wilkie, who retired after many years with the company.

Stevens served in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Program as a nuclear steam power plant mechanic aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, a Nimitz-class super-carrier stationed in Norfolk, VA. He was then transferred to the Modifications and Additions to a Reactor Facility (MARF) plant located at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory's Kesselring Site in Ballston Spa, NY, where he taught students how to operate a nuclear plant in a hands-on environment.

In 2013, Stevens transitioned to the private sector, becoming nuclear contracts administrator at Conval. In this role, he dealt with Conval nuclear valve design codes, specifications, contracts and general sales activity.