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BJ PPS appoints Martyn Bates regional business unit manager for USA, Mexico and Latin America

Posted: 28 October 2003

BJ Process and Pipeline Services has appointed Martyn Bates to the position of Regional Business Unit Manager – USA, Mexico and Latin America.

In his new role, Bates 43, oversees all financial and operations management for the division in these regions. He is responsible for driving BJ PPS business development efforts, and maintaining existing relationships with clients operating throughout the region, with emphasis on the Gulf of Mexico, Rockies, Alaska and the American Midwest, along with international business in Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Peru.

With over 13 years experience in the process and pipeline industry, Bates launched his career in 1990 in Leeds, England with Nowsco Industrial Services. He worked in a variety of sales, engineering and operational roles until BJ PPS acquired the company in 1996.

Throughout the course of his career with BJ PPS, he has worked in a range of operations and general management roles in the U.K., Canada and the USA specialising in process and pipeline services.

A native of Halifax, West Yorkshire, Bates studied Mechanical Engineering in Halifax and graduated from the Banff School of Advanced Management in Alberta, Canada. He is permanently based in Houston, and reports directly to John Adams, General Manager for BJ PPS.

“The United States, Mexico and Latin America are extremely important and challenging arms of our world-wide operations, so it was critical to appoint someone with long-term experience of the full range of BJ PPS services. With Martyn’s considerable knowledge of the pipeline and process industry, he was the ideal candidate,” said John Adams. “I am confident that he will continue to manage operations with the highest level of care that our clients have come to expect, and will guide our business development efforts successfully,” he added.

BJ Services Company is a leading provider of pressure pumping and related oilfield services to the petroleum industry. The company operates in every major oil and gas producing region.

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