Dril-Quip senior vice president and COO retires

  • Business & Finance

Senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of oilfield services company Dril-Quip retired from the company effective March 1, 2019.

Dril-Quip said on Monday that James A. Gariepy the company’s senior VP and COO retired following 15 years of service. He served as the COO of Dril-Quip since 2011.

As a result of Gariepy’s retirement, Jeffrey J. Bird was named as senior vice president of production operations and CFO, effective immediately.

Dril-Quip’s president and CEO Blake DeBerry said: “We are thankful for Jim’s services and leadership over the past 15 years. He has been a key contributor to the company’s success and on behalf of the board and our entire company, we wish him well in the future.”

As for Bird, he served as Dril-Quip’s VP and CFO since he joined the company in March 2017.

DeBerry added: “Jeff’s financial acumen and organizational leadership have benefited the company and its shareholders over the last two years. In addition to his current responsibilities of finance, operational excellence, and information technology, Jeff will now assume responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. I have every confidence that Jeff will succeed in this new role.”

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