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PVA Hires Global Channel Development Manager

PVA, a global expert in dispensing, coating and custom automation, is pleased to announce that it has hired Gavin Petersen. As the company’s Global Channel Development Manager, Petersen will head up PVA’s initiative to create new sales channels for its industrial dispensing products.

Petersen joins PVA after more than 28 years with Graco, Inc. During his tenure at Graco, he worked and resided in Mexico, Canada, the U.S. and China. Most recently, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific – Industrial Finishing and Sealants and Adhesives. In this role, he grew the business from $100M to $130M. Additionally, he reorganized the sales and marketing team on market-focused initiatives, including automotive, liquid silicone rubber (LSR), battery, packaging and finishing automation.

Petersen’s broad international experience makes him a perfect fit for his new role at PVA. In his new position, he will advocate a customer intimate business model measured through the sales force.

“We are beyond excited to have Gavin join the PVA family. I am confident that with his expansive expertise, Gavin will help us exceed our goals in the industrial dispensing market”, says Frank Hart, Global Sales & Marketing Manager.

When precision matters, manufacturers around the globe rely on PVA’s conformal coating systems. PVA has been making manufacturing easier with customer driven solutions used in industries ranging from solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products. From benchtop equipment, to inline conveyer systems, we evaluate each opportunity independently, and without limitation, to ensure you make the most reliable product possible.

For more information, please contact PVA at or (518) 371-2684.