Smith International Makes Management Changes

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.