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Exploreco hires Watson as vp of sales

Keywords: Tags  Duke Watson, Exploreco International, oil country tubular goods, OCTG, Northwest Pipe, Centric Pipe, SB International, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Exploreco International LLC has hired Duke C. Watson as vice president of sales, the company said.

"(Watson’s) vast experience in the marketing of domestic oil country tubular goods (OCTG) products will be invaluable to Exploreco as the company transitions to a predominately domestically supplied distributor of casing and tubing," the Houston-based energy tubular distributor said.

Watson, a 30-year industry veteran, was previously vice president of tubular sales at Vancouver, Wash.-based Northwest Pipe Co.

Exploreco is a nationwide stocking distributor of OCTG products, specializing in programs for large independent oil and gas companies.

Northwest Pipe recently sold its OCTG assets to Centric Pipe LLC, an affiliate of Dallas-based energy tubulars trading company SB International Inc., for $42.7 million (, April 1).

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