N a t i o n a l Supply Promotes Three In Sales—Petersen Named VP-Marketing

National Supply Company, Houston- based p r o d u c e r of oilfield e q u i p m e n t , has named A.J.R.

Petersen, Phillip P. Musmeci, and John L. Lajoie to top offices in a reorganization of sales responsibilities for its National Drilling Equipment Division. The moves are taken to better serve unprecedented rig demand throughout the world, said Robert E.

Harris, president of the division.

The firm is the world's largest maker of drilling machinery oil, gas, and geothermal exploration.

Mr. Petersen, head of t h e expanded m a r k e t i n g management staff, has been promoted from general manager to vice president of marketing to reflect the incrased responsibility. To assure close direction over rapidly expanding sales activity, two new managerial positions have been created, reporting to Mr. Petersen.

Mr. Musmeci becomes manager- domestic sales, and Mr. Lajoie manager-international sales.

The functions each account for approximately half of the annual division sales volume.

Mr. Musmeci has more than 25 years of experience with National Supply in sales and managerial positions, both domestically and internationally. He was most recently responsible for two National Supply subsidiaries — Par Industries, Inc. shipyard in New Iberia, La., specializing in offshore drilling barges and platforms, and Derrick Service International, Inc., maker of masts, derricks, and substructures f o r drilling rigs.

Mr. Lajoie advances to the new position of manager-international sales after serving as manager for Latin America sales. He has 19 years' experience with National Supply in i n t e r n a t i o n a l drilling equipment and sales management.

Headquartered in Houston, National Supply is one of four operating groups of Armco, sixth largest U.S. steelmaker and diversified manufacturer.

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