Simon Howell – Appointed Chief Operating Officer at GPOT

Joining the GPOT Team

On behalf of the board and management of General Petroleum Oil Tools, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Mr Simon Howell has been newly appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Howell comes to GPOT with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in the Oil and Gas sectors, both in Australia and abroad, and 7 years as a company Director.  As an integral member of our leadership team, Simon is driving our vision to become the number one independent distributor of quality products and after sales service to the Australasian resource sectors.

We are very excited about the new dimension that Simon brings to our organisation and that of our customers and partners. Simon has been assisting in the expansion of our services and solutions to meet the ever increasing needs of the Australasian market.

Experience and Background

Simon describes himself as a Business Operations Executive with extensive experience in the oil, gas and mining sectors throughout Australia and SE Asia. A successful track record driving advanced product sales and marketing, supply chain management, team development, and strategic implementation. Skilled in fast-paced evolving environments and top-line revenue production. Strong leadership and creative abilities applicable to growth-oriented organisations.

“I believe that creativity is essential when approaching the highly evolving business environment in which we live today. Pioneering new ways of thinking and application drives my enthusiasm, which I share with my team and organisation,” says Simon.

Here’s a quick run down of Simon’s history since 2003

  • COO at General Petroleum Oil Tools
  • Area Director at Exceed Oilfield Equipment
  • National Sales and Operations Director – Flow and Service Solutions as well as Business Development Manager – Artificial Lift at DistributionNOW
  • Strategic Account Sales Manager for Artificial Lift at National Oilwell Varco
  • QLD State Manager at Waterco Limited

To contact Simon directly or find out more about our team – Read More.

General Petroleum Oil Tools is a proud to have Simon Howell as part of our team. For any assistance, please continue to contact us via email on or by phone on +61 7 3390 5255.  Alternatively you can reach Mr Howell directly at or 0438121720.

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