Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and gas servicer Sercel-GRC has named William H. “Willie” Milne as vice president, major accounts and operations. He will also be appointed to the Sercel-GRC Strategic Leadership Team.

“I am excited to join Sercel-GRC at a time when the company is cementing its position as the largest independent manufacturer of sensors in the world and am privileged to be invited to share a role in shaping the company’s strategic direction for the future,” Milne says.

Milne will be based in Tulsa, responsible for growing relationships with U.S. domestic oilfield service companies and developing new business with clients in the artificial lift sector. He will also oversee the sales administration and customer service departments.

Sercel-GRC designs, manufactures and markets downhole data acquisition instruments and surface equipment.

“Willie is a great team player and strong communicator with natural leadership skills,” says Sercel-GRC President Bud Missel. “He possesses deep technical expertise alongside an impressive global market perspective. We are confident he will build valuable relationships with existing and potential clients alike.”

In a release, the company says Milne has more than 20 years of experience in global business development, global and regional sales and marketing in artificial lift, including more than 12 years at Baker Hughes in a range of vice president and director roles. During that time, he has helped the company grow regional business in the U.S., Latin America, the North Sea and Africa. Most recently, he held the title of global director of operations for the Zenith product line at Baker Hughes.

Milne holds a degree in electrical engineering from Aberdeen University, U.K.

For more information about Sercel-GRC, visit www.sercel-grc.com.