National Oilwell Varco, Inc. announced that its Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, Robert Blanchard, plans to retire July 31, 2014, and that the company has chosen to name Scott Duff as his successor.
Mr. Duff holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Certified Public Accountant. He held accounting positions at KPMG, Ernst & Young, and SBC before joining National-Oilwell in 2004. Mr. Duff has served as National Oilwell Varco's Vice President of Internal Audit since 2005.
Jeremy Thigpen, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of National Oilwell Varco, remarked, 'We are pleased to promote Scott Duff as Robert's successor. Scott's technical skills, experience and leadership capabilities make him an obvious and natural choice for the role, and we are confident that Scott will continue to build upon our solid finance foundation.