Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. has announced the retirement of two of its executive staff. President and Chief Executive Officer Ted J. Makowan will retire April 6 but will continue to serve on the Val-Matic Board of Directors. Makowan founded the company with Andy Nuter in Chicago in 1966 and will be retiring on its 50th anniversary.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing Carl W. Smith will retire March 31 after a 32-year career with the company. Smith is a former member of the WWEMA Board of Directors.