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Our Experience

DON CARRUTH

PRESIDENT

Innovator of many products and concepts currently in use throughout the Permian Basin, Don has been involved in Don-Nan since the mid-60s.

RICK BURDEN, CPA

COO / CFO / LEGAL COUNSEL

Rick joined Don-Nan in 1991 after being a partner in a public accounting firm. Prior to that, he headed up the accounting department for the Tulsa Division of a major international engineering firm. Rick holds BS, MBA, JD and LLM degrees from several universities. He is a member of the AICPA, as well as the Texas, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations.

STEVE NELMS

MANAGER, MANUFACTURING DIVISION

Steve joined Don-Nan in 1986. He has over 40 years of manufacturing experience, including 34 years in management. He is experienced in programming and operating CNC machines, as well as manual lathes and mills. His experience is not only in the manufacturing of rod pump parts, but in the manufacturing of an array of products including, triplex pumps, centrifugal pumps, military machinery, aircraft inspection, and pipe inspection parts.

GARY ALSTOT

MANAGER, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Gary comes to Don-Nan with over 30 years of oilfield business management experience. His extensive experience of building competitive sales and service organizations for the Completion and Production segments of the oil and gas industry are an invaluable resource to both Don-Nan and our customers.

RICKY MANASCO

OPERATIONS MANAGER--NORTH DIVISION

Having started as our field expert in the Texas Panhandle, Ricky now oversees all Retail Service & Wholesale Service operations for Don-Nan North Division. He brings over 20 years' experience in pump and sales service as well as general oilfield supply knowledge.

RICK RODERICK

CORPORATE TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Rick has been with Don-Nan for 25 years. Having started in the business breaking down pumps and delivering to customers, his role has evolved over the years into one of our most knowledgeable pump specialists in all facets of pumping wells. His knowledge of pump and TAC applications/designs, fishing tools, gas separators, and tubing/rod designs provides Don-Nan with an outstanding teacher of a pump education many colleges would envy.

JAY KUYKENDALL

SALES MGR of PUMPS & SERVICES

With superb customer service skills and a knack for getting the job done, Jay has quickly risen through the ranks of Don-Nan. His compact 8 years of pump experience ranges from repairs to assessing failures and sales and management.

BUD MCCURDY

OPERATIONS MANAGER -- PERMIAN BASIN

Bud's 27 years with Don-Nan is a big reason Don-Nan's service is among the elite. He now oversees all Retail Service & Wholesale Service for Don-Nan South Division. His knowledge of down-hole pump applications and design is complimented by his technical knowledge of the surface supplies required at the well site such as well and tank battery hook-ups. Bud serves customers best during failure analysis meetings and inputting his technical pump knowledge in trying to minimize failure for the customer.

MIKE CONRY

MANUFACTURING FOREMAN

Mike joined Don-Nan in 1991. With over 38 years' experience in both manufacturing and management, Mike is adept in programming and setup of all CNC and manual machines.

MIKE ARNOLD

MIDLAND SALES

Mike's 30 years in the oilfield have covered several areas including material management, drilling and production operations, and chemical applications. He has also worked in Quality Control for various machine companies.

JYOTHI SAMAYAMANTULA, M.S., P.E.

Lead Engineer

Jyothi joined Don-Nan in 2009 with a bachelors in mechanical engineering and a masters in industrial engineering from Arizona State University. Over the years he has honed his skills designing pumps, pump parts and downhole tools, as well as providing failure analysis.

RICH HILLON

MANAGER, PLUNGER SHOP

Rich has over 30 years of oilfield experience with 28 years as a plunger shop manager. His supervision and team development skills over the Don-Nan Plunger Shop have assisted Don-Nan manufacturing in providing quality work that comes through in a quality Don-Nan product.

FRED PRUNTY

MANAGER, BARREL HONE SHOP

With 17 years of experience supervising Barrel Hone operations and an additional 20 years of managerial experience, Fred's expertise is building pump barrels. His past work experiences have molded Fred's attention to detail in perfecting the barrel hone process, elevating Don-Nan's barrel quality to superior precision, second to none.

BOB BILBO

CORPORATE TECHNICAL SUPPORT & SERVICE MGR

Bob has over 35 years of experience in the artificial lift business. His expertise lies in pump applications, analysis of metallurgy and failure identification, identifying and solving gas locks and down-hole separation applications. He also has a vast knowledge of dynamometer card analysis and measurement, as well as echometer fluid level operation and analysis.

PAUL TURNACLIFF

ODESSA OPERATIONS MANAGER

Paul has over 30 years of experience in the oilfield and has served in various management capacities with several oilfield supply and pump companies.

JONATHAN GRANADOS

BIG SPRING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Having worked in the industry since he was an early teenager, Jonathan's natural leadership and sharp aptitude for oilfield knowledge has propelled him quickly through the ranks of Don-Nan to store manager.

JESSE MIJANGO

KERMIT OPERATIONS MANAGER

With over 10 years in the oil & gas industry and nine of them in pumps, Jesse started as an excellent shop foreman for Don-Nan and now runs operations in Kermit, TX. He is extremely knowledgeable about pumps and how to deal with a variety of downhole conditions.

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