Clarke Valve Appoints Coryn DeGrands as Vice President of Operations

Clarke Valve announced today that Coryn DeGrands has joined their executive leadership team as Vice President of Operations. Coryn joins Clarke with over 20 years of progressive leadership and proven results in building and expanding businesses in the Hi-Tech manufacturing and services space. Her deep industrial experience will translate directly to help Clarke Valve continue to accelerate a perfect quality, global manufacturing and aftermarket footprint in the ultra-high performance flow control arena.

Coryn joins Clarke from Johnson Controls, where she was the Vice President & General Manager of the Building Automation Systems/Building Efficiency business, globally serving the federal space. Prior to this position, she worked at Emerson Electric, Siemens Industry and Eaton Corporation in various positions of increased global leadership responsibilities in both Sales and Operations.

Coryn holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering degree from West Virginia University and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Not only is Coryn passionate about driving continuous improvement, but also, she is equally focused on developing talent and creating an unparalleled customer experience.

“Clarke Valve is in a unique position, with its breakthrough, disruptive technology to take the lead in helping mature, established global industries such as Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Utilities, and others, to realize their ambitious environmental, safety, and performance objectives,” said DeGrands. “At Clarke Valve, we are fortunate to be in a position to help ensure that our customers are successful in realizing dramatic results towards such objectives for many years and generations to come. The patented Shutter Valve, the world’s most compact and efficient control valve, is unrivaled in the market and continues to evolve even further through technical interaction with our strategic customers.”

Kyle Daniels, Clarke Valve’s President & CEO stated, “We believe that Coryn will be a valuable addition to our execution plan. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding Operations that will assure that our fast growth does not come at the expense of superior quality and customer satisfaction.”

About Clarke Valve

Clarke Valve is an innovative valve design & manufacturing company disrupting the industrial flow control market, utilizing advanced aerospace design techniques. The Shutter Valve is a full-bore control valve that virtually eliminates fugitive emissions. Our innovative design provides ideal attributes for industrial control valves, including unsurpassed flow rate, zero pressure drop, zero leakage, and reduced cavitation & pitting, resulting in improved wear/maintenance characteristics and precise flow control. The Company’s standard products are engineered to meet customer needs and are assembled at our headquarters in Rhode Island. For more information, please visit

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