Our Team

W. Barry Milner is the President/CEO of Exploreco International. In 1983, along with his older brother Don Milner Sr., opened Exploreco Energy, Inc. and Exploreco Pipe & Supply, Inc. Pipe has always been the main business for Exploreco but through drilling, completing and operating his own wells, Barry says he has “a thorough understanding of what our pipe customers need and expect from their tubular goods.” He has spent a great deal of time at overseas pipe mills and is very knowledgeable in all aspects of pipe manufacturing.Barry has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston. He is a life member of the U of H Alumni Organization and a strong supporter of U of H Athletics.


Don Milner Jr. is the son of the company’s co-founder and joined the company in January 2005 after enjoying a 13-year career as an Independent Petroleum Landman based in Houston. His years of experience leasing drilling prospects for active exploration companies combined with his numerous contacts within the industry gives him a unique position when dealing with a customer’s tubular needs. Don’s management and communication skills have been a great asset to the Exploreco team.Don received a BBA in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University and continues to be an active member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Red Raider Club.

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Sam L. Hinton is the Operations Manager for Exploreco. Prior to joining Exploreco, Sam managed a number of pipe yards in the Houston area. With over 30 years’ of experience in the pipe industry, Sam has veteran experience in pipe handling and storage. He is knowledgeable in all areas of the pipe service business including threading, heat treating and non-destructive inspection. He arranges the processing of all of our inbound material and also assists EPL customers on a daily basis with their pipe needs.

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David L. Piland is a Sales Representative of Exploreco. David is the newest member of Exploreco, bringing previous successful OCTG selling experience to our sales team. Prior to working in the pipe industry he played Quarterback for the University of Houston where he was a three-year starter, a multiple NCAA, Stadium and School record holder before stepping away from football in the beginning of his junior year due to concussions. David received his BBA degree in Management from the University of Houston.

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Debra Wood is the Logistics Manager and Inventory Control Manager. Debra has been with Exploreco since 2006, and has more than 30 years’ of experience in the Trucking and Oilfield Industry. Her logistics experience, pipe knowledge and tireless work effort help Exploreco to ensure the best service to our customers especially in time sensitive situations. Outside of work, Debra was born, raised and still resides with her family in Dayton, TX. She is a very active member in the community where she contributes her free time to the Dayton youth and volunteering with various events.

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Mayra Guerra is the Office Manager for Exploreco. Mayra has been a member of the Exploreco Team since 2006 and has over 20 years’ of experience in the Oilfield Industry. Her extensive planning, knowledge and understanding of the pipe industry from an accounting and financial perspective makes her a critical asset to Exploreco. Outside of the office, Mayra resides in Pasadena with her husband and two daughters.

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