BEMIDJI – Kevin Allen has been named vice president of pipeline sales at LaValley Industries, provider of pipe handling attachments to the pipeline and horizontal directional drilling industries.
Allen will be responsible for sales team leadership and distributor coordination. He will also contribute in product and vendor selection and develop new market opportunities.
He joins the LaValley team from CRC-Evans Pipeline International in Houston, Texas, where he was senior vice president of sales in North and South America. During his 23 year tenure at CRC-Evans, he directed sales and business development efforts, specifically targeting automatic welding solutions for the pipeline industry, including the successful introduction of computer controlled internal/external welders.
“I am thrilled to be part of the LaValley team,” Allen said. “My entire career has been spent in the pipeline industry, and I look forward to continuing that tradition as I begin a new chapter in introducing new industry changing technology to LaValley’ s current and future customers.”
“We are very excited to welcome Kevin to the LaValley family,” said Jason LaValley, LaValley Industries president and CEO. “He brings to us and our customers tremendous experience, knowledge and is respected throughout the industry for his honesty and integrity. He truly shares our vision, passion and, above all, our commitment to satisfying our customers’ needs 24/7.”
LaValley Industries provides a complete line of hydro-mechanical pipe handling attachments to the pipeline and HDD Industries.