SOURCE: Northwest Pipe Company

Northwest Pipe Company

May 20, 2011 12:44 ET

Northwest Pipe Company Names Scott Montross Chief Operating Officer and Richard Baum General Counsel

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - Northwest Pipe Company (NASDAQ: NWPX) is pleased to announce two additions to our executive team. Scott Montross has joined as Chief Operating Officer and Richard Baum as General Counsel.

Montross most recently served Evraz Inc. NA as Executive V.P. of the Flat Products Group with commercial and operational responsibilities for the Oregon Steel Division, Claymont Steel Division and the Regina Steel Division. Prior to Evraz, Montross was the V.P. Sales and Marketing for the former National Steel Corporation. "Scott brings extensive industry and operations experience to Northwest Pipe Company," said Richard Roman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Pipe Company. "We are excited to have Scott join our team." Montross is a graduate of Colgate University.

Richard Baum, formerly of Lane Powell, Attorneys & Counselors in Portland, Oregon has assumed the position of General Counsel. Baum's practice has focused on the areas of securities and corporate governance litigation, antitrust and intellectual property. "Rich brings impressive breadth and depth of legal experience to Northwest Pipe Company," said Richard Roman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His skills strengthen and extend the capabilities of our executive team." Baum received his undergraduate degree at Colgate University and his Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

About Northwest Pipe Company
Northwest Pipe Company manufactures welded steel pipe and other products in two business groups. Its Water Transmission Group is the leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure welded steel pipe products that are used primarily for water infrastructure in North America. Its Tubular Products Group manufactures smaller diameter steel pipe for a wide range of products including energy, construction, agriculture, industrial and traffic signpost systems. The Company is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and has ten manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico.

For more information, visit www.nwpipe.com.

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