Dalton L. Thomas Elected Officer of Cooper Cameron

Dalton L. Thomas has been elected as an officer of Cooper Cameron Corporation by the Company's board of directors. Thomas was named as vice president, Operations Support, and will serve as an internal consultant to Cooper Cameron's divisions in the areas of product and project delivery, capacity utilization, manufacturing cost structures, global supply chain management and Six Sigma.

Thomas was previously with the Cameron division of Cooper Cameron. He had served as president of Cameron from 1998 to 2001, and as vice president and general manager, Eastern Hemisphere, from 1995 to 1998. Prior to joining Cameron in 1995, he was with The Western Company of North America where he held the position of vice president, Manufacturing and Distribution. He has also held key positions at Pengo Corporation and Joy Manufacturing.