Smith International reports that Mr. Peter Pintar has been appointed
Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Reporting
to Mr. Doug Rock, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Smith International, Inc., Mr. Pintar will identify strategic
opportunities to grow the company and will also oversee Mergers and
Acquisitions. Mr. Pintar joined Smith International, Inc. from DTE
Energy, an electric utility and energy services company based in
Detroit. While there, he had a broad range of responsibilities
including running an energy technology venture capital fund,
overseeing strategic planning, and leading a $4 billion acquisition.
Smith International, Inc. is a leading worldwide supplier of
premium products and services to the oil and gas exploration and
production industry, the petrochemical industry and other industrial
markets through its four principal business units - M-I SWACO, Smith
Technologies, Smith Services and Wilson.