Mr. Tatum currently serves as Vice-President of Manufacturing for Flotek’s Downhole Tool Group. Mr. Tatum joined Flotek in 2004 as Turbeco Division General Manager.
As Vice President Manufacturing, Mr. Tatum is involved in prototype, production and drilling products manufacturing for the Downhole Tool Division. Mr. Tatum is over the Turbeco Operations for centralizers, float equipment and cementing accessories and Galleon Turbeco’s manufacturing of Raise Drill Steel and drilling products for mining drilling operations.
As a native Houstonian, Mr. Tatum attended the University of Houston from 1964 -1969, Mechanical Engineering, while working Sales and Service for National Supply (NOV) and FMC-Oil Center Tool Division.
Mr. Tatum, with 35 years of experience in Sales, Manufacturing and Management has also been partner and owner in two manufacturing Machine Works and Fabrication Companies specializing in pressure control valves, blowout preventers, manifold systems and downhole tool manufactured products for offshore and land drilling equipment requirements.