Founder and CEO
As the founder and president of Pyramid Tubular, Kathy Walton’s success can be summed up in a simple phrase – customer care. For more than 25 years, she has led the organization through booms and busts in the oil industry, guided by one critical consideration —“What will give our customers the greatest value?” This pioneering market approach in a traditional, commoditized industry has resulted in Pyramid quadrupling its annual revenues three times since its early days. By truly understanding the complexities of customers’ businesses and delivering on those needs with value-added services, Kathy has designed a business model that consistently delivers results.
Kathy started her career working as an accounting clerk for THE Colonel Sanders. Learning from this legend, she put herself through school at the University of Texas, Arlington. In 1968 she joined the sales team at Lone Star Steel in Dallas in sales. She spent the next several years as a sales leader in the steel industry moving on to Youngstown Sheet and Tube and Dunigan Tool and Supply. In the late 70’s Kathy became the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Davidson Pipe Supply. When a downturn in the oil industry in 1983 closed her division, she was approached by Gene Isenberg, a private investor, to start her own company. In 1984, Pyramid Tubular launched with just two employees and a big idea. Today, Kathy’s non-traditional approach to the oil and gas industry has paved the way for a thriving business, which occasionally leaves her time to pursue her other passions — music and muscle cars.