HOUSTON, May 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dril-Quip, Inc. (NYSE: DRQ) today announced the promotions of Jeffrey J. Bird to President and Chief Operating Officer and Raj Kumar to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of May 14, 2020. These new roles will complement the leadership of Blake DeBerry as Chief Executive Officer.
“I am happy to announce these promotions of both Jeff and Raj as we lead Dril-Quip through our current transformation efforts to further streamline our operations and position the Company for continued success,” said Dril-Quip’s Chief Executive Officer Blake DeBerry. “Since joining the Company in 2017, Jeff has made significant contributions to the Company’s success, including our global business transformation that we undertook in 2018-2019 and strategy changes in our manufacturing operations, supply chain and sales organization. Similarly, Raj has led several successful initiatives in our Finance organization with his finance and accounting expertise. I am confident that each of them will succeed in their new roles. In my role as Chief Executive Officer, I look forward to continuing to work with Jeff, Raj and our entire management team as we guide the Company through this challenging market for our industry.”
Mr. Bird has served as Dril-Quip’s Senior Vice President – Production Operations and Chief Financial Officer since February 2019, prior to which he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since he joined the Company in March 2017. Mr. Kumar has served as Dril-Quip’s Vice President – Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2019, prior to which he was Vice President and Treasurer since he joined the Company in June 2017.
Dril-Quip is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered drilling and production equipment for use onshore and offshore, which is particularly well suited for use in deep water, harsh environments and severe service applications.
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