For more than six decades, Stupp has been helping make America’s quest for energy independence a reality. Although we actually hold the oldest active API 5L license of any producer in the United States, our track record extends much further. With projects spanning the globe from Albuquerque to Australia, there’s no application that our skilled production team and logistics professionals can’t handle.
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The graphic above represents some of the major projects that Stupp has supplied over the years. While we couldn’t illustrate our entire history on the map, we’ve made enough pipe over the past five years alone to stretch from Portland, Oregon, to Portland, Maine and back!
Stupp holds the oldest active API 5L license in the United States.
Stupp engineered 80 foot lengths to save customers time and money in logistics and field welding.
Dr. Lampros Kompotiatis, Vice President of Technology
Dr. Lampros Kompotiatis is one of the world’s foremost experts in the art of spiral pipe production. Dr. Kompotiatis’ three decades of experience in materials research, quality management, and manufacturing was instrumental to Stupp’s successful spiral mill start-up in 2009. Prior to joining Stupp, he spent twenty years in leadership roles in the Greek Air Force followed by a decade at a respected European pipe mill. In addition to a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Corrosion Science, Dr. Kompotiatis holds multiple degrees including a B.S. and M.S. of Metallurgical and Welding Engineering, and a Masters in Petroleum Engineering.
Haydn Hilling, Vice President of Operations
Haydn Hilling honed his leadership skills as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Before becoming Stupp’s General Manager of HFW Operations in 2012, Haydn joined the company as Operations Manager of the SAWH mill and was instrumental in the plant’s smooth start-up. Prior to his time at Stupp, he managed plants for two major pipe mills mastering both the spiral and UOE manufacturing processes. Before his time with the Marine Corps, Haydn graduated from the University of Washington in 1988.
Stupp tests every HFW pipe to 100% SMYS to ensure strength under pressure.
Stupp’s state of the art SAWH digital radiography unit can examine up to 14 inches of pipe end while providing image quality superior to traditional film x-ray.
Aaron Litschewski, Director of Quality
As a trained metallurgist with a deep understanding of both steel production and pipe manufacturing, Aaron Litschewski’s knowledge benefits Stupp, its customers, and the industry as a whole. Aaron is an active member of the American Petroleum Institute holding several leadership positions including Co-Chair of the API 5L Task Group on Line Pipe, Chair of the API 5L Working Group on Annex A - Mill Jointers, and member of the Work Groups on API 5L3 - Drop Weight Tear Testing and End Squareness. He is also a voting member on API 1104, Welding of Pipelines and Related Facilities. Aaron graduated from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering.