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Flowserve CEO Wins Marco Polo Award

Mr. Lewis Kling, President and CEO of Flowserve of USA, won the annual Marco Polo Award for his contribution to Sino-US talent and commercial exchanges in the past year.

The award was given at the evening party held on Aug. 10 at Beijing Hotel, in the presence of representatives of National Administration of Expatriate Experts, China International Talent Exchange Association, US-China Talent Exchange Foundation, and Flowserve Corporation. Mr. Zhang Jianguo, Vice-director of National Administration of Expatriate Experts, awarded the prize to Mr. Lewis Kling.

"Marco Polo Award" is jointly set up by China International Talent Exchange Association and US-China Talent Exchange Foundation to commend those enterprises and individuals who make special contributions to the talent and cultural exchanges between China and USA.

Lewis Kling at inauguration ceremony of Flowserve (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Previous winners of the annual award include leaders of Ford Automobile, Motorola, Kodak, Johnson Group, Estee Lauder, Miling Group, and other leading American enterprises in their respective Industries.

At the award-conferring party, Lewis Kling tells the media, "The award comes as a great honor for our company and myself because it concerns human resources and is a vital part of our corporate development strategy. Flowserve has worked out a systematic training program in China, aimed to push forward localization of our management in China."

Flowserve of USA, which has over 200 years' experience in industry, chiefly manufactures pumps, seals, and valves and provides related management and services. The company has entered China market for over 20 years, and has its branches or offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Dalian.

On Aug. 7, Flowserve announced that it was going to build the first manufacturing base in China in Suzhou Industrial Park some 100 kilometers from Shanghai, and operation will be commenced by the first quarter of 2007.

Aug. 11, 2006


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