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DistributionNOW Sues Former Employees For Trade Secret Theft

June 22, 2022, 10:01 PM

DistributionNOW, a Houston-based distribution company for the energy sector, sued four ex-employees including a former executive of its Odessa Pumps division, alleging that they took confidential information and trade secrets and are now using that data to boost a competitor called Permian Pump & Valve.

In a state court lawsuit filed yesterday in Fort Bend, County, Texas, the company accused former Executive Vice President Toby Eoff, former Service Manager Justin Coe, former Account Representative Ryan Hibbetts, and former Regional Manager Michael Wheeler of sharing proprietary information and other confidential information that they took shortly before their departure from DNOW.

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