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Zahroof Valves

Zahroof Valves provides high performance valves for high speed compressors that delivers power saving of 5-15% - unheard of in the industry.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Zahroof Valves Inc. (ZVI) manufacturers and sells Zahroof High Performance Valves (ZHPV) based on the patent-protected Modular Reed Valve technology that delivers major improvements to compressor efficiency. These valves will be sold globally through distributors to the after-market and direct sales to compressor manufacturer, targetting high speed reciprocating compressors in the natural gas and process gas industries.


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    Zahroof Mohamed
    CEO & CTO

    Zahroof has over 20 years of experience in top engineering and R&D positions and has successfully brought several products from concept to market. He is the inventor of the ZRV and the founder of ZVI. He was most recently Chief Engineer for Samsung Techwin, establishing their Center for Turbomachinery Design in Houston. Prior to this he worked with Cameron Compression Systems, York International and Atlas Copco. Zahroof has an MS in mechanical en

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    Hubert Vaz-Nayak

    >18 yrs in operations and strategy roles
    Turned around and/or brought several companies to market including Eclipse Networks (VP, $40M and 400 emps in 12 mos), Dynamicsoft (VP, acq by Cisco), i2Telecom (VP, turn around), Commerciant (SVP, funding and turn around), Convergys (originated idea and worked on initial launch)
    BMC Software (Program Exec), Accenture (Sr. Manager, Mngt Consult), KPMG (Sr. Manager, Mngt Consult), AT&T (Marketing)
    MBA fr

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    Frank Athearn
    VP of Sales

    >30 yrs in executive positions in sales and marketing in industry
    Mirador One (VP, Sales), Redmountain Energy (VP, Sales), Cameron Compression Systems (VP of Sales & Marketing), Elliott Company (VP)

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    Stephen Duffy
    VP of Marketing & Business Strategy

    >16 years in management consulting working on Fortune 500 business strategy, business model transformation, business operations re-engineering, and sales & channel strategy/operations. Also ran client portfolio of $100M+ as lead Partner, and was Client partner for three accounts
    Startup experience with JV with Microsoft as VP Strategy and with Accenture Learning Services Business Unit as Strategy Lead. Additional experience as Econometrician a

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    Luis Mesa
    Independent Director

    >24 yrs with Schlumberger in finance roles as CFO and Treasurer around the world for start ups and established businesses
    Senior Business Advisor, Shell Technology Ventures/Kenda Capital
    Chairman, ThruBit Logging (acquired by Schlumberger), and At Balance
    Board of Directors, Enventure Global Technologies
    Former Director, Zeitecs Inc.

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    Larry Hibbard
    Independent Director

    >30 yrs with Schlumberger in acquisitions, operations, marketing, technology and engineering
    VP and GM of Directional Drilling, VP of Marketing – NAmerica, Worldwide VP of Marketing, Sedco Forex (predecessor of Transocean)
    Involved in several start ups with successful exits
    Currently Board Director of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services [Toronto exchange], Trigpoint Solution [private], PHX Energy Services [Toronto exchange


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    Currier & Martin, pllc
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    David Neidhart, CPA, P.C.

Previous Investors

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    4 Angel Investors $600K
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    Samco (Distributors) $250K