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New Technical Inside Sales Representative


On August 6, 2018 Erin Balco joined Hays Fluid Controls in the role of Inside Technical Sales Representative.  Erin’s responsibilities will include creating quotations and helping our customers with technical issues and inquiries.  Erin has held roles of Project Engineer, Engineering Technician and Inside Sales and has a strong background in quoting and estimating.

Erin attended Converse College earning a B.S. in Biology and received her MBA from Winthrop University.  She enjoys running, swimming, movies and the arts.  Erin is married with 2 boys and a dog.

New Northern Regional Sales Manager

On July 16, 2018 Hays Fluid Controls, A division of Romac Industries, Inc., named Ron Schaefer Northern Regional Sales Manager.  Recently Ron worked as the OEM Manager with MP Pumps, Inc.  He has 20+ years’ experience in Industrial and Commercial applications.  

He attended Saginaw Valley State University and served in the US Army Europe.  He enjoys spending time with his wife Krista in the outdoors of Northern Michigan golfing; SCUBA diving; and snowmobiling. 



New Business Development Manager

On July 16, 2018 Kirk Phipps was promoted into the role of New Business Development Manager with Hays Fluid Controls, a Division of Romac Industries, Inc.  Kirk’s responsibilities include developing our business segments and industries outside of HVAC. 

Kirk began his career at Hays as an Applications Engineer in 2009 and moved to the Northeastern territory as an Outside Regional Sales Manager in 2012.  With his inside customer service experience and technical knowledge of our product and applications he will work with engineers and customers to offer solutions for their needs.
Please join us in congratulating Kirk on his promotion!

New President for Hays Fluid Controls, a Division of Romac Industries - January 15, 2018

Hays Fluid Controls, a Division of Romac Industries, Inc., has named Andy Brinkmeier President, following the retirement of Al Juhl.   Andy assumed the role of president January 15th, 2018.   Most recently, Andy worked at Nalco Water/Ecolab as Business Manager and Director of Marketing.  Prior to Ecolab Andy worked at Oldcastle Inc., holding various positions in executive management and business development.  Andy’s 20-year career has included leadership roles in management, business development, sales, marketing, mergers & acquisitions and project management. “Andy’s broad and diverse background and strong leadership make him a natural fit for this role,” said Josh Larkin, President of Romac Industries. 

Andy received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  Upon graduation, Andy served honorably for five years in the United States Navy, where he was an officer on the USS Tennessee nuclear submarine.  He also holds a MBA from Indiana University.  Hays Fluid Controls, founded in 1865, has been a recognized leader in the flow control valve industry for more than four decades.  Inside corporate towers, luxury hotels, educational institutions, office complexes and in vessels of the U.S. military, Hays Fluid Controls valves work quietly, efficiently and dependably.


New Southeastern Regional Sales Manager

Jonathan Hudgens

Jonathan Hudgens is the new Southeastern Regional Manager for Hays Fluid Controls.  He comes to Hays with 20+ years’ experience in Power Transmission, Industrial MROP, and Fluid System Sales.  Prior to Hays Fluid Controls, Jonathan spent the last 10 years as Custom Solutions Manager for Swagelok South Carolina, specializing in the sale of customized fluid systems, primarily to the Power Generation Market.

He is a graduate of Furman University, in the Upstate of South Carolina, with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Business Administration.  Jonathan likes to spend his free time with his wife Ashley and their three children camping, dirt bike riding and fishing.



2517 Lead Free Mesurflo® Automatic Balancing Valve

Hays Fluid Controls has released our 2517 Lead Free Mesurflo® Automatic Balancing Valve (NSF/ANSI 61,372 Certified) for use within domestic hot water recirculation systems in commercial buildings.  Balancing valves are typically installed on domestic hot water risers and at horizontal floor loops to ensure hot water is available to occupants within a short period.  The benefits are reduced waste, greater occupant satisfaction, and to ensure hot water does not become stagnant which can lead to a breeding ground for Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.   The 2517 Lead FreeMesurflo® Automatic Balancing Valve with its exquisitely simple clog resistant design overcomes the challenges associated with under flowing due to system pressure fluctuations. Other balancing valve types tend to clog over time due to hard water scaling and small debris in the water.  For more information please visit our 2517 Lead Free Mesurflo® Automatic Balancing Valve webpage (


Auto Valves Flow Recommendations (PDF - 100KB) To reduce water flow noises and prolong equipment life within hydronic heating and cooling systems it is critical that the HVAC system piping is designed based upon maximum recommended velocity limits. The following information is from the Hays Fluid Controls Engineering Team that can help you succeed in this area

Hays Fluid Controls Releases Initial Revit – Model -  Drawing File Configurator

To support our building owner, MEP, and contractor customers Hays Fluid Controls has released our initial Revit – Model -  Drawing File Configurator for the 2519 Mesurflo® Y-Ball Automatic Balancing Valve where files are available for download within the product page (click link).Please try the configurator out and provide us feedback.  Check back often for the latest news and subscribe to our social media sites or mailing list (click link)to gain updates.

Hays Pressure Independent Valves (PICV) Mesurflo® CCV Characterized Control Valve

The Mesurflo® Pressure Independent Valve (PICV) is the foremost choice for automatic control valves in the commercial HVAC industry. Its design combines the unique feature of the Mesurflo® balance valve with a modulating temperature control valve. This allows each valve to serve its own design function. Mesurflo® is considered the 'Gold Standard' in automatic control valve technology. Mesurflo® efficiently controls flow in water source heat pumps, fan coils, VAV boxes and air handlers, to name a few.