Welch named director of global systems for Flowserve Corp.


PORTAGE, Mich. — Mark William Welch accepted the position of director of global systems for Flowserve Corp. on June 5, and will be transitioning from his current position in the upcoming months.

In this role, he will be responsible for leading and driving the total system business growth globally across the company’s traditional mechanical seal piping plans, lube oil systems, and additional varied system markets. He will have global financial and operational accountability for the systems business across all regions.

In addition, Welch will focus on the approach for intercompany coordination between system, seal projects, original equipment manufacturing, and the pump platforms. He will also develop processes and policies through defined support resources with facilitation through pump project sales, compressor seal operations, commercial operations, supply chain and engineered product operations and industrial product division.

Welch has been with Flowserve for 24 years and has served as the general manager of the AMSS North America Seal P&L since 2013. He was directly accountable for the seal hub manufacturing operations in Kalamazoo, Mich.; Temecula, Calif.; and Woodridge, Ill.; where he has built a strong collaborative network across the Quick Response Centers and Seal Hubs.

In that role, he has demonstrated outstanding customer service and exemplary employee engagement. Prior to moving into operations, he held leadership roles in Seal Research & Development, special project engineering, compressor seal engineering, order engineering and customer service.

Welch has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Western Michigan University. Formerly from Vulcan, he is a graduate of Norway High School and currently lives in Portage.