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New regional entity will focus on growing our footprint in Oklahoma and supporting our existing business.
Kiefer, Oklahoma. (May 21, 2019) – Howco, the leading Tier One distributor of Nickel, Chrome and Low Alloy steel for the Oil & Gas sector, announced today that it had appointed Aaron Smith as Regional Director for its new Kiefer facility which is due to open in July 2019.
Ron Callaway – Western Hemisphere VP commented,
“Aaron is a fantastic addition to our team as he has significant experience in the steel distribution sector. His appointment confirms our commitment to bringing Howco’s supply chain expertise to the region and will increase our ability to service customers with same day service for steel bar and tubular products.”
Aaron previously managed the Sales and Operational functions of Tulsa Centerless Grinding bar processing.
Prior to that he was District Manager THYSSENKRUPP MATERIALS, COPPER AND BRASS, responsible for district performance and P&L. Aaron headed up all sales functions and operational concerns in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Previously, Aaron was Regional Sales Manager where he was in charge of all sales functions in North Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and managed both Inside and Outside Sales Representatives
Howco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, is a leading global distributor of raw material and manufacturer of turnkey components for Downhole, Subsea and Surface equipment manufacturers globally.
Howco is the largest independent supplier and processor of Low Alloy, Chrome, Duplex, Stainless and Nickel based alloys to the oil & gas industry. Howco manages the raw material supply chain using its comprehensive global footprint to support customers in the Upstream Oil and Gas sector. Our inventories are positioned strategically in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, and are tailored to meet the needs of our global customers. Howco has additive and subtractive machining expertise, heat treatment and turnkey manufacturing capabilities located close to our customers offering the lowest total cost solution.