Lufkin Industries has announced that Mark Crews has been named as vice president and general manager of the company's oil field division, responsible for all manufacturing, sales, service and engineering operations throughout the world, effective January 21, 2008.

Mr Crews is a 29-year veteran of the oil field products, systems and services industry. He joins Lufkin from Cameron International Corporation where he served most recently as vice president of technology. Mr Crews will report to John Glick, president of Lufkin Industries.

Mr Glick said: Mark Crews brings outstanding experience and a great reputation to Lufkin Industries. We welcome him to the Lufkin team, and we look forward to working with him to leverage Lufkin’s strong market position as one of the world’s leading providers of artificial lift oil field equipment and services to produce further profitable growth and shareholder value.