OFS Energy Fund News

January 3, 2017

KW International, LLC Names New Chief Executive Officer

Houston, Texas (January 3, 2017) – KW International, LLC (“KWI”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Kinsey as CEO replacing its current interim CEO, Stacy Racca.  Mr. Racca transitions to an advisory position on KWI’s board.


Mr. Kinsey brings over 30 years of operations, sales, marketing, strategy, and business development experience in the upstream oil & gas manufacturing and service industry.  Prior to KWI, Brian was President North America and, previously, President of Europe West Africa regions for Proserv, a privately held subsea drilling and production technology company.  Brian has also held past leadership and sales positions for oil and gas service and manufacturing companies including Gilmore Valve, Glori Energy, PGI International, and Schlumberger.  Brian received a bachelor degree in Petroleum Engineering at University of Tulsa and a M.B.A. from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.


“Brian brings a proven track record of building privately held oil and gas manufacturing and service companies organically and through acquisitions,” said Bruce Ross, Chairman of KWI’s Board and Managing Partner at OFS Energy Fund.  “We look forward to working with Brian as we continue to grow KWI from its long established history and foundation to fully deliver excellent product and services through state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Columbus and Midland, Texas, and sales and service locations across the US.”


About KWI
KWI, with headquarters in Houston, manufacturing plants in Columbus and Midland, Texas, and 12 branches across the U.S., fabricates a full line of oil and gas production, process, measurement, and automation equipment and systems that service upstream, midstream and downstream markets.  KWI’s staff of engineers, sales and service technicians have significant experience and capability to support both standard and unique production and measurement equipment requirements.  The company proudly offers API and ASME code production equipment manufactured to meet compliance standards for sweet oil/gas, NACE and 14C federal waters requirements.  KWI has become a leader in the industry, maintaining an inventory of new and recertified equipment. For more information on KWI, please visit www.kwintl.com or contact Brian Kinsey at (713) 487-4732 or bkinsey@kwintl.com.


About OFS Energy Fund
Houston-based OFS Energy Fund is a private equity firm that specializes in acquiring and recapitalizing lower middle-market energy service companies. OFS seeks to provide capital to business owners in the form of buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. The Fund supports the development of management, appropriate governance, professionalization of reporting and tracking of operating metrics. OFS currently has under management in excess of $300mm of committed private equity capital across its Funds II and III. Additionally, OFS lends industry relationships, ideas for operational improvement and support in developing strategic growth plans and initiatives. For more information please visit www.ofsfund.com.

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