Frontier Tubular Solutions Announces the Promotion of Tony Branco to CEO and the Strategic Acquisition of Applied Plastics

Houston, TX – August 2021 – SCF Partners (“SCF”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Branco as CEO of Frontier Tubular Solutions, LLC (“Frontier”). Tony moves to the CEO position from his current role as the President of Permian Enterprises, a division of Frontier. He previously successfully built and sold a tubular services business based in Midland, Texas.

SCF is also pleased to announce Frontier’s acquisition of Applied Plastics, a leading provider of internal plastic coatings (“IPC”). Applied Plastics boosts Frontier’s capabilities by increasing its presence in the Permian, adding significant capacity to its IPC business, and increasing the company’s exposure to completions and production activities.

“We look forward not only to Tony’s leadership in the next phase of Frontier’s growth, but also for the Applied Plastics acquisition to expand our IPC capabilities and footprint in the Permian Basin,” says Teresa Mattamouros, SCF Managing Director. “The business brings us additional capacity and strengthens our position as a premier full-service OCTG services provider in the major U.S. basins.”

Tony Branco, CEO of Frontier, stated, “I am excited about this new chapter for Frontier and Permian Enterprises, and look forward to continuing to work with our partners to build a strong and resilient company that provides best-in-class service to our customers. The company is grateful to Teresa for her tremendous leadership as CEO during an unprecedented industry downturn.”

About Frontier Tubular Solutions
For more than 80 years, Frontier Tubular Solutions has provided OCTG services, storage and transportation to North America’s energy sector. The company primarily serves steel mills, OCTG distributors and exploration companies. Frontier’s facilities provide customers a one source solution to store, service and transport OCTG. Frontier services include inspection, threading, maintenance, coatings (internal and external), external wrappings, reclamation, and transportation.

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