Greenwood, NE – KZCO, owner of the KZValve product line, is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Robert Stoupa to Vice President of Business Development based at its Greenwood, Nebraska offices.  Stoupa recently served as Director of Sales and Marketing but will now shift his time and energy to more of a strategic focus on growth through new business development.  “As the company has grown, so has our customer base that is more sophisticated and demanding”, said Scott Morgan, the company’s Chief Operating Officer.  “In that regard, we felt the time was right to take Bob’s abilities and shift them from Sales and Marketing to help develop and lead the way with those customers.  They want someone at a very high level to manage the project from proposal to implementation to the creation of a new product that meets their needs.  Bob is the right person for this and has proven it with a number of our new customers as well as new products that we are releasing this year and next.”

Prior to accepting his position at KZCO in 2011, Stoupa had experience working as a Director of Marketing at Heartland Automotive Services, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska as well as serving as Marketing Manager at Sandoz pharmaceuticals division of Novartis of Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Stoupa received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1987 from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.  

KZValve, an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company, has been manufacturing actuated valves for over 37 years.  KZValve designs and manufactures low voltage electric actuators, controllers, and manual valves and fittings offering a wide variety of valve sizes, wiring controls, and other custom solutions.  Prevalent in the Agriculture industry, KZValve also works in many diverse markets including Fire Apparatus, De-Icing/Anti-Icing, Water Processing, and other industrial processes.