Joe Nettemeyer named "Businessman of the Year" by the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Among the 2015 Distinguished Business Award recipients  honored at the Feb. 25 San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Membership Dinner is Joseph Nettemeyer, Valin Corporation's second CEO. In his first 120 days, the San Jose-based company went from being a $75 million company to $25 million, suffering a huge loss with the "dot-com crash" as 87 percent of its business focused solely on the high tech market.

However, under his leadership, in the last 12+ years, Valin has grown from $25 million to $150-plus million in valuation and was one of one of Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, providing automation, fluid management, precision measurement, process heating, filtration, and fluid power products. In 2014, it was also listed as the 19th largest company in Silicon Valley on the Private Companies Book of Lists and the 36th fastest growing company.

The Annual Membership Dinner & Distinguished Business Awards is presented by Bank of America.