Grant Prideco Names New VP of Manufacturing Operations

Judson Wallace has been named Vice President – Manufacturing Operations for Grant Prideco's Tubular Technology and Services Division, Division President Jim Breihan announced this week.

Wallace has more than 25 years of manufacturing experience at Baker Hughes, where he was most recently Director of Manufacturing for Baker Oil Tools' manufacturing plants in Houston and Yorktown, Texas, and Camden, Ark. He directed 650 production and support personnel and was responsible for leading the implementation of Lean Manufacturing and numerous continuous improvement initiatives.

Wallace earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

Grant Prideco, headquartered in Houston, is the world leader in drill stem technology development and drill pipe manufacturing, sales and service; a global leader in drill bit technology, manufacturing, sales and service; and a leading provider of high-performance engineered connections and premium tubular products and services.