Dril-Quip has appointed Jeffrey J. Bird as senior VP of Production Operations and CFO, following the retirement of James A. Gariepy, who served as senior VP and COO since 2011.
James A. Gariepy has retired effective March 01, 2019, following 15 years of service with Dril-Quip.
“We are thankful for Jim’s services and leadership over the past 15 years,” said Dril-Quip’s president and CEO Blake DeBerry. “He has been a key contributor to the company’s success and on behalf of the board and our entire company, we wish him well in the future.”
Prior to this appointment, Jeffrey J. Bird served as Dril-Quip’s vice president and CFO since he joined the company in March 2017.
Blake DeBerry added, “Jeff’s financial acumen and organizational leadership have benefited the company and its shareholders over the last two years. He has taken a lead role in our ongoing transformation initiative and has prior managerial experience with LEAN, supply chain and manufacturing so this will be a natural transition for him. In addition to his current responsibilities of finance, operational excellence and information technology, Jeff will now assume responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain and projects. I have every confidence that Jeff will succeed in this new role.”