TMK IPSCO Announces the Appointment of Paul Fullerton as Vice President, TMK
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<p>DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., <span class="xn-chron">July 21</span> /CNW/ -- Steel tubular manufacturer TMK IPSCO is pleased to announce the appointment of <span class="xn-person">Paul Fullerton</span> to the newly created position of Vice President, TMK Premium. <span class="xn-person">Mr. Fullerton</span>, based in <span class="xn-location">Houston</span>, will be responsible for developing, coordinating and integrating a global technical sales force along with a world wide network of TMK production locations, third party threaders and licensees to support the rapid expansion of TMK IPSCO ULTRA(TM) premium connections, TMK Premium connections and related services to support on and off-shore drilling customers globally.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Paul Fullerton</span> joined IPSCO in 2005 as Director of Tubular Products Applications Engineering after a distinguished career in Technical Sales with Lone <span class="xn-person">Star Steel</span>. In 2006, shortly after IPSCO acquired the ULTRA business, Paul was appointed General Manager of ULTRA Premium Oilfield Services. In this capacity, Paul has managed and directed the expansion of the ULTRA premium connections product line in the Americas in response to the rapid increase in demand for these products.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Vicki Avril</span>, TMK IPSCO President and Chief Executive Officer, to whom Mr Fullerton will report, is pleased to announce the appointment of <span class="xn-person">Paul Fullerton</span> to this key senior management position at TMK.   "<span class="xn-person">Paul Fullerton</span> is uniquely qualified to lead the global expansion of TMK's premium connections business. Paul's extensive experience in technical sales, engineering, operational leadership and strategic planning coupled with his deep knowledge of the premium connections marketplace make him the ideal person for this important strategic step in the continued globalization of TMK's premium connections business", stated Avril.</p>
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<p>TMK IPSCO operates in <span class="xn-location">North America</span> as a division of TMK, one of the three global market leaders in energy pipe production. TMK operates twenty three production facilities around the world. TMK product offerings include a wide range of seamless and welded energy tubular products including oil & gas drill pipe, well casing and tubing, line pipe, LD pipe, standard pipe, hollow structural sections and related services. TMK also manufactures premium connections for oil and natural gas drilling and production under the ULTRA(TM) and TMK Premium brand names.</p>
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<p>TMK IPSCO Manufacturing Plants:</p>
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    Ambridge, Pennsylvania       Baytown, Texas     Blytheville, Arkansas
    Brookfield, Ohio             Camanche, Iowa     Catoosa, Oklahoma
    Geneva, Nebraska             Houston, Texas     Koppel, Pennsylvania
    Odessa, Texas                Wilder, Kentucky


    
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<p>TMK is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of steel pipes for the oil and gas industry.  TMK operates 23 production sites in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Russia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Romania</span> and <span class="xn-location">Kazakhstan</span>. TMK has the world's largest steel pipe production capacity, of which about half is dedicated to the production of high margin oil country tubular goods (OCTG). In 2009, TMK supplied customers in more than 65 countries.</p>
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<p>TMK's ordinary shares are listed on the RTS and MICEX stock exchanges in <span class="xn-location">Russia</span>. Its GDRs are traded on the <span class="xn-location">London</span> Stock Exchange and ADRs on the OTCQX International Premier trading platform in the US.</p>
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    Volzhsky Pipe Plant Taganrog Metallurgical Works TMK IPSCO
    Sinarsky Pipe Plant TMK-Premium Service          TMK-Europe
    Seversky Tube Works TMK Oilfield Services        TMK-Kaztrubprom




    

For further information: For further information: Piotr Galitzine, Chairman, +1-630-874-6453, pr@tmk-ipsco.com, or Vicki Avril, President and CEO, +1-630-874-6434, pr@tmk-ipsco.com, both of TMK IPSCO; or Alexei Ratnikov or Olivier Harvey, both of TMK IR Department, +7 495 775 7600, IR@tmk-group.com Web Site: http://www.tmk-ipsco.com

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