SOURCE: Northwest Pipe Company

Northwest Pipe Company

January 10, 2013 17:24 ET

Northwest Pipe Company Announces New Vice President of Sales for Its Tubular Products Group

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - Jan 10, 2013) - Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) recently announced the appointment of Duke Watson as Vice President of Sales for the Tubular Products Group. Duke brings a distinguished record of leading successful sales teams in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Northwest Pipe Company, Duke held the Director of Sales & Marketing position in the Abandonment and Construction Division at Tetra Technologies Inc. (TTI) -- an oilfield service company.

Based in Houston Texas, Duke has the responsibility of leading the Tubular Products sales team and overseeing all Tubular sales activities in the U.S. and Canada. Duke will focus on cultivating a sales and customer service team that will ensure Northwest Pipe Company's growth objectives are achieved going forward. Duke comments, "I'm very excited about working for a company with such a strong focus on growth in the OCTG and line pipe markets. I look forward to the many challenges that my new position presents."

"Duke's wealth of knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset in forwarding Northwest Pipe Company's position in both the OCTG and Line Pipe markets," said Scott Montross, President & Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Pipe Company.

About Northwest Pipe Company
Northwest Pipe Company is a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe and tube products. The Tubular Products Group operates three technologically-advanced ERW (Electric Resistance Weld) mill facilities. Tubular Products portfolio serves a wide-range of markets and its quality certified pipe and tube products are good for applications including: oil and gas, structural industrial, fire protection, low pressure and agricultural. The Water Transmission Group is the largest manufacturer of engineered steel pipe water systems in North America. With five Water Transmission manufacturing facilities, the Group is positioned to meet North America's growing needs for water and wastewater infrastructure. The Water Transmission Group serves a wide-range of markets and their solution-based products are a perfect fit for applications including: water transmission, plant piping, energy, tunnels, river crossings, structural, industrial and construction. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico.

For more information, visit www.nwpipe.com.

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