Vermeer is integrating a new level of expertise and experience to better serve its horizontal directional drilling and pipeline customers. The company announced Jan. 22 that Dan Sharpe, a veteran in the oil field and drilling industry, has joined a team comprised of industry leaders with decades of application expertise, customer support and industry involvement.
A longtime dealer training and product support leader in the global HDD industry, Sharpe brings more than two decades of experience, intimate knowledge of Vermeer Pipeline installation and support equipment, and a strong network of industry contacts to his new role of corporate account manager.
Based in Haslet, Texas, Sharpe has spent his career developing equipment for the HDD industry, including HDD fluid management systems sold through the Vermeer dealer network. He’s also worked in leadership roles, serving as vice president and president at other HDD equipment manufacturers. In his new role, Sharpe will initially focus on networking at industry events and conducting global customer outreach.
“Dan has decades of experience supporting contractors in the field that will be invaluable in connecting with key customers around the world and strengthening our organization,” said Steve Heap, Vermeer vice president of Pipeline Commercialization. “He’s a true leader and a steadying force in the industry. We’re excited to put his experience to work as we partner with our dealers to deliver world-class service and solutions to help our pipeline customers do their work more productively.”