As President, Valentin presides over Rice Industries’ companies and serves on the Board. Valentin started at Rice at the beginning of 2018 as President of Rice’s polymer enhancement division. Valentin has since assumed leadership of all of Rice’s operation and commercial efforts. Before being named President, Valentin served as General Manager at UNARCO (a division of Marmon Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company), the leader in retail conveyance equipment. He led all facets of the business with full P&L responsibility. Prior to joining UNARCO, Valentin served for more than a decade at SPX Corporation, where his ultimate position was Vice President, SPX Heat Exchanger. Beforehand, he served as VP Southeast Asia for SPX Corporation where he was instrumental in the region turnaround. Previously, Valentin spent 12 years at GE Aircraft Engines including a four-year campaign in Spain. Valentin received his Bachelor of Aviation Technology and Master of Business Administration degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a former triathlete, an avid cyclist and swimmer, and resides in Richmond, VA.