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Remembering Paul Skoglund, Founder and CEO, Flow Control Industries, Inc.

By District Energy posted 05-21-2023 08:32


It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of our esteemed founder and CEO, Paul Skoglund. Paul departed from this world peacefully on May 9, 2023, leaving behind a legacy that will forever be cherished.

Paul Skoglund was a visionary and an exceptional entrepreneur who developed the first pressure independent control valve for the HVAC market nearly 35 years ago. This invention, the DeltaPValve, along with his unwavering passion for innovation and dedication to excellence led directly to the founding of Flow Control Industries. His leadership and extensive knowledge of the industry helped to create an entirely new category of control valves, and firmly established FCI as the preeminent manufacturer of those valves in the HVAC industry.

Paul’s entrepreneurial spirit and his relentless pursuit of excellence were instrumental in shaping the culture and values of our organization. His ability to inspire and motivate those around him was unmatched, and his guidance and mentorship touched the lives of countless individuals within our company and the wider industry.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Paul was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He possessed a warm and generous spirit underneath a gruff exterior that endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him. His kindness, compassion, and genuine care for others will be deeply missed. During this challenging time, our thoughts and prayers are with Paul’s family, friends and loved ones. We offer our deepest condolences and stand united in support as we navigate this profound loss together.

In honor of Paul’s memory and to carry forward his vision, Flow Control Industries remains steadfast in our commitment to upholding the principles and values that he instilled in our company. We will continue to innovate, provide exceptional solutions to our customers, and keep building the best pressure independent control valves in the industry.

Paul’s family will be holding a private memorial ceremony in the coming days. For those with a personal connection, the family will be holding a celebration of life for Paul in the coming months. Details of this service will be shared with those that wish to pay their respects and join us in honoring his exceptional life.

We kindly request that you keep Paul’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Should you wish to share your condolences or share cherished memories of Paul, please send them to

Paul Skoglund’s indomitable spirit and his legacy will forever remain an integral part of Flow Control Industries. Though his presence is deeply missed, his impact on our company and the industry will continue to inspire us for generations to come.

Rob Trickett
Vice President of Sales
Flow Control Industries, Inc.

"I had the pleasure of knowing Paul for nearly 35 years through our mutual involvement in the International District Energy Association (IDEA).  We served together on the IDEA Board of Directors in the late 1990’s.  Previously, during the early years of my career in district energy, Paul helped me educate customers on our district cooling system in Hartford on the importance of two-way valves and delta T optimization.  He was foremost a teacher, and played a large part in the global growth of the district cooling industry, always believing in the importance of lifelong learning and collaboration.  My heartfelt condolences to the Skoglund family and the Flow Control Family.  Heaven just got a little cooler and more efficient with his passing."

Rob Thornton
President & CEO, IDEA