Northwest Pipe has more than 700 employees across North America. They range from plant managers to technical personnel, from administrative staff to senior executives. Most work at our nine manufacturing facilities where safety and training are a huge focus.
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Scott Montross has served as our Director, President and Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2013. Scott joined the Company in May, 2011 after 23 years in the steel industry where he held a number of key senior positions including his most recent position as Executive Vice President of the Flat Products Group for Evraz Inc. NA’s Oregon Steel Division, Claymont Steel Division and the Regina Steel Division. Prior to Evraz Inc. NA, Scott held positions with Oregon Steel Mills and National Steel Corporation. He is a graduate of Colgate University.
Executive Vice President – Water Transmission
Bill Smith was appointed Executive Vice President – Water Transmission in April 2016 and oversees all sales & operational aspects for Northwest Pipe Company’s six manufacturing facilities. He joined the company in 2010 and was most recently the Executive Vice President – Operations. Prior to joining the company, Bill spent 14 years with Ameron including a term as President of Water Transmission. A 39-year veteran of the steel pipe business, Bill has also held positions with United Concrete Pipe, Thompson Steel Pipe and LB Foster. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Robin Gantt joined Northwest Pipe Company in 2010 and she was appointed CFO in January 2011. In this role, Robin is responsible for the company’s finance and investor relations functions. Prior to Northwest Pipe Company, Robin spent 11 years with Evraz, Inc. NA formerly Oregon Steel Mills, Inc. where she held several finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility before being appointed to Corporate Controller in 2005 and CFO and Treasurer in 2007. Prior to Evraz, Robin was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Robin is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University.
Martin Dana has been the Company’s Executive Vice President – Business Development & Strategy since April 2016. Prior to April 2016, Martin was the Executive Vice President – Tubular Products where he oversaw all sales and operational functions. Since joining Northwest Pipe in 1999, Martin has held several key leadership positions at Northwest Pipe including Vice President of Operations for Tubular Products and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Water Transmission Group. Prior to joining Northwest Pipe Company Martin held positions at Oregon Steel Mills and with a regional Commercial Real Estate Brokerage firm, Norris Beggs and Simpson. Martin is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.