AeroValve announced Ellen Mell has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.  As COO, Ms. Mell will have responsibility for developing and scaling-up AeroValve’s new energy efficient ISO directional control valve line. Ms. Mell, a recent MBA/JD graduate from Washington University in St. Louis, has over 20 years of experience in automation and business management. Ellen’s bachelor and masters’ degrees in physics combined with her business experience, MBA and law degree focused on intellectual property, makes her the ideal candidate to transition AeroValve from a development stage company to a commercial business.