TMK IPSCO Announces the Appointment of George Adams as Director of Sales - OCTG - Americas

Jan 26, 2010, 09:00 ET from TMK IPSCO

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Steel tubular manufacturer TMK IPSCO is pleased to announce the appointment of George Adams to the newly created position of Director of Sales - OCTG - Americas.  Mr. Adams, based in Houston, will be responsible for coordinating and integrating all sales activity for TMK IPSCO's OCTG tubular product lines and for bringing into focus the company's new market direction for seamless, ERW and related products, both imported and domestic.  

George brings to TMK IPSCO over 30 years of sales and operational management experience in all facets of the oil and gas industry, including exploration, production and distribution. After receiving his Bachelors degree at Northern Arizona University, George began his oil and gas career at Bow Valley Exploration in Denver as Joint Interest Accountant, then moved into Purchasing as Materials Coordinator. He moved to Midland Pipe as Regional Sales Manager for their Rocky Mountain Office in 1981. Midland transferred George to Houston three years later to develop new markets and enhance marketing efforts for the gulf coast area.  

In 1991 George joined Premier Pipe Inc., (PPI), a Dallas based distributor of OCTG and affiliated OCTG services.  George opened the Houston office and served the company as Senior Vice President and as a partner.  In 1996 PPI merged with Total Pipe Services and formed Total Premier Services Inc., (TPSI) added to their portfolio a full line of API threading services.  In 2000 TPSI was acquired by Sumitomo Corporation of America. As part of this acquisition, George became Commercial and Business Development Manager for Sumitomo Corp. Global Tubular Solutions Business (SCGTS), a global provider of One Stop Shop OCTG services, including management, inventory control, warehousing, inspection, welding and fabrication of product.

In 2006 George joined British Petroleum (BP) as Materials Manager for Gulf of Mexico Exploration and Production, the position he left to join TMK IPSCO.  

Scott Barnes, TMK IPSCO Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, is pleased to welcome George Adams to the TMK IPSCO team. "George Adams is extremely well qualified to lead our organization in the promotion and sale of TMK IPSCO and TMK OCTG products and services to the oil and natural gas industry," stated Barnes.

TMK IPSCO operates in North America as a division of TMK, the largest pipe producer in Russia and one of the three global market leaders.  TMK IPSCO is a leading producer of energy tubulars.  It operates one steel mill and nine pipe mills and product finishing facilities in seven states across the United States.  TMK IPSCO's pipe mills produce a wide range of seamless and welded energy tubular products including oil & gas well casing and tubing, line pipe, drill pipe, standard pipe and hollow structural sections.  TMK IPSCO also manufactures premium connections for oil and natural gas drilling and production under the ULTRA brand name.

TMK IPSCO Manufacturing Plants

Ambridge, Pennsylvania

Baytown, Texas

Blytheville, Arkansas

Camanche, Iowa

Catoosa, Oklahoma

Geneva, Nebraska

Houston, Texas

Koppel, Pennsylvania

Odessa, Texas

Wilder, Kentucky

TMK (LSE: TMKS) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry.  The company operates 21 production sites in Russia, the United States, Romania, and Kazakhstan. In 2009, TMK shipped 2.8 million tonnes of pipe products and supplied companies in more than 65 countries.

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