Meet the team

Pictured: Erin Faville & Pat Mullally

Erin M. Faville: “Confessions of a President...I will turn 49 in 2023 and so much has changed over the last few years. I still wonder if a mystical power will come down from above and make things easier for me and for ValveTech, but that unfortunately has not happened, not yet. To the contrary, we continue to push the boulders uphill every day, and those problematic boulders have reduced in size. From my perspective, this business has always been tough, and it continues to edge out our competition. That was why my father fell in love with this niche custom valve company years ago and why I have nurtured and grown it ever since. My parents both believed, You don’t need to be a genius or a visionary, or even a college graduate for that matter, to be successful. You just need the framework and a dream.
I did not have rich parents, assistance, handouts, and favors. It has been a lot of straight hustle; all day, every day on my vacations and days off to make and keep this business successful. It is not only been my job, but it is my priority because of my family of employees within VTI. I have a responsibility to these folks here who have helped my family create this powerful business. Words cannot express my love & passion for my business.


ValveTech, Inc. was a business that made a commitment to develop a major presence in the aerospace industry. The good news is that, in my opinion, through all the years of hard work and perseverance, it has finally paid off, as I believe ValveTech, Inc has now developed a serious presence in the aerospace industry. We have developed a very successful name for ourselves and relationships within the aerospace/military community.
I would absolutely do this all over again; to work side by side with my father, with these folks inside VTI, and with the folks I’ve met along the way.
I am a female owner/operator and President of a Custom Aerospace Company just shy of turning 49 years old, and I continue to push the boulders uphill, and things have not become any least not yet. Who knows, maybe they will in the future, but I am not counting on them to. I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have been with me past and present, getting us going and keeping us where we need to be! Business associates and employees alike, we are all family at ValveTech!


Jeff Pullano: I’ve been a part of the ValveTech, Inc. team since 1995 and have worked in test and engineering.  My current role is the Engineering Manager/Chief Engineer which I have been in since 1999.  We strive to provide the highest quality components that meet the needs of the intended application.  I enjoy the challenges of the components we provide and the relationships we forge with our customers.  My goal is to strengthen the engineering department by maintaining longevity and retaining valuable employees capable of growing with the company.




Brian Walker: “My adventure at ValveTech, Inc began in 1998 starting in the machine shop as a CNC Programmer/Set Up person. Based on my passion for computer technology and engineering, I joined the VTI design group. Eventually, I was asked to assume the Manufacturing Manager role and this is my current role with the organization. My goal at this position is to provide quality manufacturing and assembly on time to our customers.”





Paul Welker: I started at ValveTech, Inc in 1990 as employee #12. During this time, I have worked in many areas of the organization. I started out as a designer and moved thru development and program management. I currently work in the Sales department where I have been the last 15 years. The most enjoyable part of my job is to work with our customers to solve problems, whether they be design, performance, cost, or schedule. In addition, my goal is to provide customers timely quotations at fair and competitive prices.




Courtney Guy: I started at ValveTech, Inc. in 2005 as a Quality inspector. I have worn several hats since working here as a backup in shipping/ receiving, certified internal auditor, certified solder operator / inspector, Calibration technician and coil wind department. I am currently the Quality Manager since 2020. It is my goal to continue improving processes throughout the company and ensure our product meets our customer requirements and ValveTech’s expectations every time.




 Michelle Smith: I have served as Purchasing Manager at ValveTech, Inc since February 1996. My primary goal is to ensure that we receive the highest quality components on time and at a fair price. During the Shipping/Receiving process, I ensure products arrive at our Suppliers facility on time without damage. I work directly with the Quality Manager to determine and review customer flow down requirements, quality clauses and any restrictions. I continue to work with our Customers to ensure that they are satisfied by following and meeting the requirements of the AS9100 standard.




Chad Mitchell: Compared to the rest of the group I am fairly new to the VTI family starting in 2015 but hit the ground running with the great support structure here.  My background in legal affairs as well as deep history with customer interaction has helped me to become an important member of the team.  In my daily routine, I interact with all departments and act as a customer liaison to the pulse of ValveTech.  Working side by side with top management to keep the intricate gears turning in sync is a welcomed challenge.  VTI designs and manufactures a safe and reliable product that hits the mark every time...thus makes me very proud to be part of the “Family”.


Fred Cieri: I started with ValveTech in 1998 and currently serve as the Design Manager and Sales Engineer. My responsibility is to guide the design team in providing the best designs possible to meet customers specific requirements along with generating thorough drawing packages that meet today’s standards. Valves have been around for many years but the innovative ideas that our customers’ flow down keeps my job challenging and interesting every day. My goal is to support every department to help ensure that we continue ValveTech’s reputation of providing quality components.

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Other Accommodations

  • Ramada Inn, Geneva
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Directions and Contact Informaton

1391 Phelps Junction Road, Phelps, NY 14532
Tel: (315) 548-4040 | Fax: (315) 548-4200

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Since ValveTech’s inception, Mike Mullally has made it a priority to continuously strive to advance fluid control technology. We currently hold 8 US patents and have several more in the review process. Below you can find the US Patent number and a copy of each abstract. Rather than rest on our laurels, Mike motivates the VTI team to refine and improve design, technique and processes.