Curtis has over 38 years in the oilfield service business starting in 1974 with Dresser Magcobar as a Drilling Fluids Engineer. In the 34 years at what is now MI Swaco a Schlumberger Company, Curtis held many management positions in several geographic locations and was responsible for growth in the Drilling Fluids, Production Chemical, Completion Fluids and Environmental Solutions services. Curtis’s last three years were spent as Senior Vice President of a business unit realizing growth from $740 million to $1.4 billion in his final year. Curtis was also involved with numerous acquisitions and their successful integration at MI Swaco. Curtis’s last position at Schlumberger was Director of Sales for their Drilling Tools and Remedial Company before his departure in January 2013. Curtis attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana now known as University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Mickey has over 34 years in all phases of oilfield chemical business from start-up, product development, manufacturing and technical sales. Prior to starting Refinery Specialties, Incorporated in 1989, Mickey assumed the operations of a family business in 1978. Mickey effectively increased sales from $120,000 to over $5 million over nine years and successfully negotiated a sale of the business to Quaker Petroleum. Mickey founded in RSI 1989 to provide chemical solutions to the process side of the refinery industry. In 1995, Mickey entered the oilfield chemical market and has effectively grown RSI to approximately $60 million in total revenue by the end of 2012. Technical advances included a line of film-persistent water based corrosion inhibitors, improvement in Hydrogen Sulfide Scavengers Down-Hole Scale Inhibition products and a line of acid and stimulation chemicals. RSI expanded into acid and stimulation in 1999, high pressure pump down services in 2007 and water and acid frac services in 2011. Mickey graduated with a BS in Accounting from Texas Tech University in 1977.
Thomas has been an owner and partner at RSI since 1995. From 1991 – 1995, Thomas was the district manager for Unichem International where he opened the Bryan, TX district. In addition to Unichem, from 1990 – 1997, Thomas owned and operated Kahlden Production Services, a vacuum truck company he later sold to Key Energy. From 1988 – 1991, Thomas handled all purchases and application of production and pipeline chemicals for waterfloods as a chemical consultant for the Woodbine Operating Company. 1984 – 1988, Thomas was a Production Chemicals sales manager for Quaker Chemical, and held the same position for Conroe Chemical Company from 1980 – 1984. Prior to Conroe Chemical Company, Thomas was a Special Projects Engineer in the Magobar Division for Dresser Industries. Thomas received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1978 and is a member of the Brazos Valley American Petroleum Institute.
Jon has spent over 25 years in the Energy and Services sector. Jon’s background includes corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, merchant and investment banking and private equity. Jon has participated in or led IPOs, royalty trust roll-ups, lease and land acquisition, commercial real estate acquisition – development and disposition, seismic contracting and AMI negotiation. Prior to joining RSI, Jon has led or started companies including the former largest non-public inland marine general contractor in Texas, a private company that builds capital oilfield equipment for lease in South America, an oilfield surface rental company and other ventures. Jon brings long term executive and management experience to RSI as well as a finance and operational background.
Jon is a sixth generation Texan. He graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Economics. He has an M.B.A in Corporate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Jon received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin, passed the Bar in 1990, but no longer practices.
He has applied this experience in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry in the United States and International Markets. His experience in the petroleum industry includes working with such clients as EnCana Oil and Gas, Anadarko Petroleum, EOG, Chevron, Shell, XTO, Conoco Philips and numerous small to mid-cap independents. His focus over the last 15 years has been in both offshore markets and land based basins. In the offshore arena he spent 3 years in the design and constructing of offshore facilities. This included many deep water projects, flotels, and fixed platforms in inland waters. He has spent 12 years focused on land projects from the gulf coast areas of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma up through the Rocky Mountains basins of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and North Dakota. Brad has a degree in BS in Consumer Science from the University of Houston. Brad was born and raised in Houston and still calls it home today.
Garrett graduated with a BBA in Management from Texas A&M University. He earned his M.B.A from Texas Tech University. He resides in Cypress, Texas with his wife, Kelsey and son, Reese.
Jeff joined RSI in 2011 as Frac Manager after having managed Frac Tech Services’ operations in Bryan, TX beginning in 2008. Prior to Frac Tech, Jeff started with Western Company in 1978 in Hobbs, New Mexico where he worked various formations throughout Eastern New Mexico and the Permian basin. Jeff was transferred to LaGrange, TX in 1980 to help define and develop the Austin Chalk. Additionally, he worked a number of formations from Deep South Texas to Louisiana and participated in Western Co.’s first two offshore hydraulic frac jobs. Jeff went into sales in 1991 and by 1993 was the district sales manager. Western Co. was bought out by BJ Services in 1993 where, as a sales manager, Jeff delivered successful results across many services including cementing, oilfield tools and stimulation for BJ Services – Bryan TX division.
Brad has been in the oilfield chemical business for over 20 years, having spent some time in nearly all roles within the company. He has in-depth experience in logistics and transportation, field technical service, manufacturing, safety, procurement, analytical chemistry, R&D, customer support, chemical program monitoring, reporting and management, finance and accounting, electronic data integration, business development, and leadership.
He has led teams creating innovative and optimized solutions for drilling, completion, production and midstream issues. He is architect and lead engineer on RSI’s Unified Services Platform (USP), a middleware system that automates and optimizes the day-to-day activities of nearly everyone in the company. Currently, he spends much of his time working directly and indirectly with customers to lower total cost and increase value provided by RSI.
Richard joined Refinery Specialties in May 2015. Richard started his career in public accounting as an auditor with Gainer, Donnelley and Desroches and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas. Since 2012, Richard has contributed his expertise in structure, controls and reporting in manufacturing, distribution, fabrication and service sectors of the oil and gas industry. Richard has been involved in several acquisitions, mergers and consolidations. Richard attended the University of Houston’s Bauer college of Business and received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting.