Bill D’Andrea has more than twenty-five years of experience as a sales representative in the Industrial Marketplace. Bill represents DFT, TPCI’s parent company, in control valves and axial flow check valves as well as Triangle Pump Component’s plunger, packing, and pump valve product line. He has extensive experience in industries such as, nuclear, chemical, mining, oil and gas, power, and pulp & paper. Bill holds a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University-Fullerton with a minor in Economics.
Sam Kelton holds the title of Triangle Pump Components Inc.’s Vice President and General Manager. He worked his way through college in a variety of oilfield jobs including construction, drilling, and production. After graduating from Texas Tech University, he immediately began work for National Supply Company (Division of Armco). Sam’s background includes management positions with National Supply Company, in manufacturing, and in domestic & international sales. He also owned and managed several businesses involved in aftermarket turbine engine and feeder pump parts & repair at power generation plants.
Stew Mills works as DFT’s and TPCI’s Sales Representative in the U.S. Northeast region. He has over thirty years of Industrial, Process, and Instrumentation sales experience. Stew is very knowledgeable about reciprocating pump components such as plungers, packing, and valves.
Carlton Roy of CanCo, LLC represents Triangle Pump Components, Inc. in the Rocky Mountain region. He has over thirty-five years of reciprocal plunger pump sales experience. His expertise includes sales in both the domestic & international pump and pump components markets. Carlton’s experience includes nineteen years with Triangle and twenty-five years with National Oilwell Varco in fluid and power end expendables sales and management. Mr. Roy possesses an extensive background in diagnosing reciprocating pump problems.
J.J. Schneider & Son, Inc. is a parts distribution center for Triangle Pump Components, Inc. located in the heart of the Permian Basin oilfield in West Texas. Co-owner Carra Schneider, who holds a degree in mathematics and computer science, has more than fifteen years of experience in oilfield sales, specializing in production and completion equipment. Carra’s husband, Bobby Schneider, serves as an additional resource. Bobby worked as Triangle’s Production Manager for the pump valve and valve component product lines for over seventeen years.
Charlie Turner’s reciprocal plunger pump sales career spans over three decades. During his long career in the pump expendables market Charlie has taken advantage of the opportunity to work in a variety of oil producing regions including southern Louisiana, West Texas, and the Texas Gulf Coast. Turner has extensive experience troubleshooting various reciprocal pump applications including salt water disposal systems.
Alton Wilhoit’s oilfield career started with BMW-Monarch, a down hole pump company
which became Trico Industries shortly after he went to work in 1979. Trico transferred him to Cushing Oklahoma in 1981 and then to the pump shop & supply house in Drumright, Oklahoma in 1982. Alton became familiar with water floods and positive displacement pumps working with Arco, Getty, and Mobil oil companies. Starting with a warehouse distribution center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1990, Alton Wilhoit and Mark Holt created Holt & Wilhoit Sales Co. Inc. and, in 2001, expanded into the ArkLaTex area with a warehouse in Kilgore, Texas.
Cedric Hill, TPCI’s Applications Engineer, has years of experience in applications engineering, blueprint and contract review, procedural development, design of electrical systems, component research, and customer relationship development. Cedric received his Associates Degree in Engineering Technology and later majored in mathematics at Indiana University.
With more than 15 years of experience, Inside Sales Manager Chris Frillman is well-versed in valve sales, application engineering, and custom product solution development for unique customer system needs. Leading the inside sales team based in TPCI’s Oklahoma City office, Chris manages incoming orders, collaborates with vendors and suppliers, and develops relationships with customers both old and new.