Vince Morelli grew up around rigs throughout his entire life. The family business of Power Tongs and Pickup & Laydown Machines was started in 1969, by his father Ercole Morelli. The company grew to become the premier casing company in Canada. In 1985 Vince took the reins of the company, and continued to grow the company until Vince sold it in 1994 to Frank’s International of Houston Texas. Vince worked as President of Canadian Operation’s for Franks International for a year. Shortly thereafter Vince started his new casing company; hence Pipe Wranglers Canada Inc. was born.
Vince continued the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit that he received from his father Ercole Morelli. In 1996 Vince further improved on his operations with the design and manufacture of the first Hydraulic Catwalk. The Li’l Wrangler was introduced into the industry. With patents in place his catwalk designs began to make an impression on the drilling contractors of the world. Vince and his team developed four different models. These being, Li’l Wrangler, Big Brother, Li’l Tripper, and one that was built for the Mad Dog project. With new investors, and a name change, the sales of the Pipe Wrangler Hydraulic Catwalk products were increasing. Before the sale of Pipe Wranglers in 2007 to Forum, Vince had secured sales in the hundreds, and soon after the sale to Forum, Vince continued to commission the sales, to which grew to more than 400 purchase orders, all together. Vince’s original Catwalk designs are being used around the world. With sales to H&P Drilling, Patterson Drilling, Weatherford, Jomax Drilling, Key Energy, just to mention a few.
Vince Morelli Catwalk Patents;