Fine Tubes opens new facility in Houston to be headed up by newly appointed Oil & Gas Business Development Manager

PUBLISHED: 14 Aug 13

Robin joins Fine Tubes from ContiTech Oil & Marine Corp
Robin joins Fine Tubes from ContiTech Oil & Marine Corp

Fine Tubes, a leading manufacturer and global distributor of precision tubes for critical applications, is delighted to announce the opening of its new facility in Houston, Texas, and the appointment of Robin Hodgson who will be heading up the new operation in the position of Oil & Gas Business Development Manager.

With oil and gas companies undertaking exploration and production activities in ever more hostile environments, Fine Tubes is in an ideal position to support these opportunities. The company's experience in manufacturing high pressure, highly corrosion-resistant tubes for North Sea drilling projects is clearly of great potential value to operators in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico.

With primary responsibility for building on the dual customer interface that Fine Tubes can offer - commercial and technical - and for developing key business relationships across the immediate region and the wider Americas, including Brazil, Robin will be working in conjunction with Fine Tubes' sister company Superior Tubes (www.superiortube.com) in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

Robin joins Fine Tubes from ContiTech Oil & Marine Corp with whom he moved from the UK to Houston in 2002 and where his final position was as Sales Manager, for High Pressure hose assemblies in N & S America. Robin commented: "I am very much looking forward to being part of a global team and contributing to the further success of Fine Tubes in the US. Working together with Superior Tubes we’ll be able to deliver an exciting product offering across the spectrum of oil and gas applications."

Brian Mercer, Fine Tubes' Global Sales and Marketing Director, added: "Whilst we focus on manufacturing high quality products for often 'mission critical' applications, an important part of the Fine Tubes offer is the technical support and advice we can provide across a broad range of stainless, nickel and titanium alloys. Robin has the experience and skill to ensure that our customers are fully supported in this way."

The Houston office opened on the 15th of July and is already offering sales and technical support in the region, complementing Fine Tubes' global operations which cover more than 35 countries from offices in the UK, Germany, France, India and now the US.

US office address:
Fine Tubes Ltd.
11490 Westheimer, Suite 850
Houston, TX 77077
Dir: +1 713 425 6312
Cell: +1 713 562 4126
E-Mail Fine Tubes: rhodgson@finetubes.com
E-Mail Superior Tubes: robin.hodgson@superiortube.com

Fine Tubes Limited, UK
Tel: + 44 1752 876416
Email: sales.finetubes@ametek.com
Web: www.finetubes.com

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