Founded in 2004, IPI is based in Dalton, Georgia with a distribution center in Monahans, Texas and is one of the largest domestic suppliers of natural polymers, including guar, to the oil and gas industry. IPI was founded by Donald Bramblett, a leading expert of natural polymers and the development of guar applications in the energy and textile trades. IPI's proprietary guar processing systems have provided high-quality guar powder and slurry to oil and gas clients for nearly a decade in nearly every producing basin in the United States.
"We welcome Donald and his team to the Flotek family and look forward to a long a mutually rewarding relationship as IPI becomes an important part of Flotek's specialty chemistry portfolio," said John Chisholm, Flotek's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe this combination should immediately lead to substantial new opportunities for Flotek's energy chemistry segment."
"We are delighted for International Polymerics, Inc. to join the Flotek family and look forward to working with Flotek to become an important part of their efforts to enable and protect our clients' reservoirs," said Donald Bramblett, President of IPI. "We talked to a number of potential partners during our process but Flotek was always our top choice. They not only cared about our business but also cared about our people and acknowledged the need to preserve our culture. We believe the combination of Flotek's suite of customized, precision chemistries with our core polymers and fluid delivery systems stand to become the standard in oil and gas completion fluid systems. We are ready to get to work as we prepare for the next acceleration in the oilfield."
Donald Bramblett will remain the President of IPI and will report to Josh Snively, Executive Vice President of Flotek who oversees the Company's chemistry manufacturing efforts.
The transaction officially closed on July 27.
About Flotek Industries, Inc.
Flotek is a global developer and distributor of a portfolio of innovative oilfield technologies, including specialty chemicals and down-hole drilling and production equipment. It serves major and independent companies in the domestic and international oilfield service industry. The Company also serves commercial and industrial markets with a portfolio of diverse chemistry technologies. Flotek Industries, Inc. is a publicly traded company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FTK."
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