Alaska's Dowland-Bach Corporation expands to serve Texas, global markets
New offices in Houston and Midland will serve oil and gas customers around the world
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dowland-Bach Corporation, a subsidiary of Koniag Development Corporation, has opened offices in Houston and Midland, Texas to serve the growing needs of the petroleum industry.
Dowland-Bach's expansion into Texas provides a base from which the 37-year-old engineering and manufacturing company will service the worldwide energy industry with its customized, high-quality wellhead control solutions.
"Establishing operations in Texas enables Dowland-Bach to produce long-term benefits for our non-Alaska-based customers," said Lynn Johnson, co-founder and president of Dowland-Bach. "It will ultimately serve to strengthen our offering to the worldwide upstream oil and gas industry."
The new Texas locations serve as sales and support locations for Dowland-Bach's suite of reliable wellhead safety systems, integrated control panels, chemical injection solutions and automation engineering services. The Midland office will serve the booming Permian Basin and other onshore domestic activity, while the Houston location will focus on large-scale projects and international and offshore markets.
To lead its Houston operations, Dowland-Bach has hired Pat Trickett, a 22-year oilfield veteran, as its Global Sales Manager. Geoff Wheeler will continue to serve as Vice President, based in Midland.
Founded in 1975 to meet the need for failsafe wellhead shutdown systems at the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield in Alaska, Anchorage-based Dowland-Bach has since produced more than 7,000 wellhead control systems for customers in Alaska and around the world. Dowland-Bach is part of the Koniag, Inc. family of companies. Koniag is an Alaska Native Regional Corporation formed pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Koniag represents the Alutiiq descendants from the Kodiak Island Archipelago and portions of the Alaska Peninsula. Learn more at www.DowlandBach.com.
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