Northwest Pipe Co., a leading manufacturer of water transmission pipe, announced that Stephanie J. Welty has been named Chief Financial Officer as of Nov. 1, 2007. As announced previously, John Murakami, the current Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the company, but will assist in the transition.
Welty has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and information systems. Prior to joining Northwest Pipe, she was Chief Financial Officer at TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. from 2005 to 2007. From 1994 to 2005, Welty served first as Accounting Manager, then Director of IT and Vice President of Finance.
Northwest Pipe Co. manufactures welded steel pipe and other products in three business groups. Its Water Transmission Group is a leading supplier of large diameter, high-pressure steel pipe products that are used primarily for water infrastructure in North America.