By providing consultative support to our customer's engineered bolting applications, we help them solve problems, and avoid costly mistakes. Through this close relationship, we can determine the customer's real goals and help to meet them. We understand that no matter how good we might be, if we don't give our customers what they want, we won't be successful. That's the true measure of our value-add.
For over 25 years U.S. Bolt, has been recognized as a world-class producer of engineered bolting intended for use in hostile environments and safety-related applications. For joining the most critical connections in deep-water offshore drilling and production equipment, power generating turbomachinery, pumps, valves, pressure vessels, Navy ships and industrial machinery, our hot forged, premium quality bolting is the stand-alone choice.
We hold certification and accreditation for our compliance to some of the most demanding globally-recognized standards:
We manufacture engineered bolting for critical service and safety-related applications. Forged fasteners; hex head bolts and screws, 12 point flange, hex flange, socket cap, etc., hex nuts, all-metal lock-nuts; all thread studs, tap-end studs, and a variety of special configurations.
Areas of specific expertise include:
• Bolting for subsea Oil & Gas drilling and production equipment (Risers, BOPs, TJs, Flex Joints, Stress Joints, Well Head Connectors, Subsea Manifolds, Subsea Well Heads, and Subsea Trees);
• Connecting bolts and tie rods for Fracking Pump fluid end connections;
• Gas Turbine hot gas-path through bolts, rotor bolts and shroud screws, coupling bolts, and turbine split-casing bolts and nuts.
U.S. Bolt will be the global leader in the manufacture of bolting for use in critical subsea service and safety related applications and the development of industry standards governing those applications. We will understand customer requirements and meet or exceed them. We will give the customer what they want. We will maintain total focus on the quality and integrity of the products we supply. We will train our employees to meet our quality and service goals, while practicing the highest levels of ethical behavior.
When he joined U.S. Bolt in 1992, Tom brought 20 years of experience in the hot-forged, critical service bolting industry. He now has over 45 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Sales and Marketing in this industry. He possesses expert knowledge of bolting for use in commercial nuclear and navy nuclear power generation, gas, steam and hydro-turbine power, aerospace, and all aspects of the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry.
In addition to being founding chairman of API Specifications 20E and 20F, Tom is a member of many other API Product Committees, providing technical guidance on bolting issues. He has twice been elected President of the Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers (AWHEM), and he chaired a committee that created TR1001, Specification for Low Alloy Steel Bolting.
A founding U.S. Bolt employee, Sandra has over 27 years of experience in manufacturing, purchasing, IT, and quality management in the field of critical bolting. She has served as Materials/Inventory Manager, Purchasing Manager, IT Manager, and Quality Auditor. Her knowledge and skills have been crucial to the company's growth from a small startup to the international force it is today. Sandra possesses special expertise in steel procurement and supply chain. In addition to performing internal Quality Audits, Sandra is qualified as an auditor of sub-contract services, including steel mill production of our raw material.
Lester has been with U.S. Bolt for 23 years. He has over 40 years' experience in metallurgy, quality assurance, and bolting. Lester is an ASTM Fellow and currently serves as President of the Association of Wellhead Manufacturers (AWHEM). He chairs the ASTM Subcommittee A01.13 on Steel Testing and ASTM Section A01.22.01 on Bolting. He is Vice-Chair of API Subcommittee 21 on Materials and technical lead for API Specifications 20E and 20F. Lester is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer and sits on the Accreditation Council of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
Lori Woodruff joined the WN Global Companies with TSP MFG. in July 2005 as a Senior Accountant. Mrs. Woodruff moved to sister company U.S. Bolt Manufacturing, Inc. in February of 2007 as the Accounting Manager, promoting to the Controller and Treasurer in January of 2009.
At U.S. Bolt, she continues to learn the processes and controls necessary to manufacture Critical Bolting for the Oil and Gas industry, and has managed several bolting projects for Pipeline, Flowline, Risers and Associated components. Mrs. Woodruff provides necessary procedural assistance for Productions support departments, through her certification for QMS internal auditing, and active involvement in ERP system improvements.
John directly manages the inside and outside sales teams for U.S. Bolt and is responsible for the strategic direction for sales and marketing of the organization. Prior to joining U.S. Bolt, he was the Senior Business Development Manager for Halliburton, managing business development and marketing activities in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
John joined the oil industry in 1990 as an engineer. He advanced his career through various sales, operational, technology and management roles in the United States, West Africa, Scandinavia, and Australasia. In addition to working for Halliburton, he served more than four years as Vice President for Operations and Business Development with Wavefront Technology Solutions. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and IADC and has co-written several SPE papers. In addition, John has been awarded the coveted Hart's Award for Innovation and holds several U.S. patents.
After graduating from Texas A&M with a Mechanical Engineering degree, Eric began his professional career in forged products. For the first 15-plus years of his career, he was exposed to forging oil and gas spools, valves and casings, along with seamless pipe and tube for the power generation and OCTG markets. Production of these parts follows the same general manufacturing path used in the production of critical fasteners, thus it was a seamless transition for Eric when he joined the U.S. Bolt team in 2013. Eric uses his 20-plus years of experience to manage the engineering efforts required to make U.S. Bolt a world-class manufacturer of critical and safety-related fasteners.
Brian joined U.S. Bolt Manufacturing as a metallurgist in 2008, after earning his Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He has since risen to the position Quality Manager, applying his extensive knowledge and skills in heat treatment, forming, mechanical testing, and metallographic analysis of low alloy steels and nickel-based alloys. Continuing his studies, Brian has earned a Master of Science degree from Rice University. In addition to his work at U.S. Bolt, Brian sits on various ASTM committees, including the A01 committee on bolting, and is a member of both ASM and NACE.