.. by O.W. “Sammy” Sanders, drawing on his experiences gained as West Texas sales manager for an oilfield valve and union manufacturer. What started as Houston-based distributorship of oilfield specialty supplies, Mr. Sanders grew into a manufacturing and sales organization that supplies both domestic and international oilfield supply stores, OEM’s and end-users with a wide range of oilfield products. Following Mr. Sander’s passing in 1976, his wife Lavera Sanders and daughter Suzanne continued to run the business.
In 1978 the Sanders family expanded the company by consolidating OTECO’s operations into a new facility off of Jenson Drive, where OTECO still operates today. In 1990 Mrs. Sanders sold the company to National Flame and Forge, a Houston-based manufacturer of fluid-end consumables mud pumps, which was founded by W.E. Pielop Jr. in 1940. Since the acquisition, three generations of the Pielop family have continued to operate and grow the company with a focus on maintaining the quality and customer service that OTECO has always been known for.