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PESA Recognizes Graduates, Mentors of 2019 Executive Leadership Program

30320A0080On January 29, PESA honored graduates of the 2019 Executive Leadership Program at a reception held at Exterran. PESA Board and Advisory Board Members, company leaders, mentors, coaches and graduates gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 50 graduates of the year-long program. The entire evening began with networking among these groups of high-level individuals.

The program – PESA’s forward-thinking talent management tool – provides an opportunity for developing leadership skills at the highest level.

Following a networking reception, PESA Board Member Andrew Way, President & CEO, Exterran, congratulated graduates on their accomplishment and shared his observation on the largest Executive Leadership Program graduating class to date.

[su_quote cite=”Andrew Way, President & CEO, Exterran”]“This large class is something to be encouraged about, considering what we have all gone through in 2019. This is an incredible testament to the leadership of the companies who have put people through this program. When I think about the day-to-day tasks that we have on our end, every day we are making trade-offs on where we focus and how we think about allocating goals, and it’s wonderful to see so many companies continue to invest in leadership.”[/su_quote]

PESA Board Member Andrew Way, President & CEO, Exterran

PESA Board Member Andrew Way, President & CEO, Exterran

When touching upon the immensely positive feedback he’s received on the program, Way remarked he was able to witness the meaningful relationships that were forged first-hand between those who participated in it.

Participants shared what they had gained from the program, which has graduated more than 300 participants in the last five years.


[su_quote cite=”Adam Hunt, Sales Manager, Exploration, Mustang Cat”]“This program was a great networking opportunity but it also had great takeaways, like my individual coaching with my mentor. One of the things that sets this program apart from other training programs is the follow-up this program keeps you working at. I became better at active listening, and I learned some very helpful tips and tricks thanks to my mentor that I can keep utilizing even after the program is complete.” [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Jarret Moore, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW “]“This is my first experience with any kind of PESA development program and when my leadership presented this to me, I wanted to jump at the chance to be with other like-minded individuals, but it turned out to have so many more takeaways. From the coaching sessions to my accountability partner, I found so much value. The one-on-one sessions allowed me to set out some good future plans and having my partner forced me to step my own game up in the program.“ [/su_quote]

[su_quote cite=”Chelsea Power, General Manager, NOV “]“The first thing that comes to my mind when thinking about what I’ve taken away from this course is the expanded network I have gained. We have all been through challenging situations while managing change or a challenging employee, or having the feeling of being overwhelmed. We received tools from this program to help deal with these situations but the most important tool has been the camaraderie and commonality we have built with the peers, as well as with our mentors and coaches.” [/su_quote]



  • Matt Abell, Planning and Procurement Manager, LoneStar Fasteners
  • Gayle Abrahams, Director Planning & Analysis, Exterran
  • Nick Anderson
  • Russ Andrus, District Manager, Weir Seaboard
  • Sofia Barrios, VP Measurement Products, TechnipFMC
  • Nick Becnel, Outside Sales Manager, K&B Industries
  • Sam Bedell, HSE Director, Gravity Oilfield Services
  • Jakub Bednarz, Market Manager – Process Industry, Global Industry Teams (GIT), Oil and Gas Specialist, Kluber Lubrication
  • Frank Cantrell, Director- Business Development & Special Projects, Galtway Industries
  • Dylan Carpenter, Director of Sales, GR Energy Services
  • Julian Case, Business Development Manager Oklahoma, Energy Alloys
  • Chad Chumley, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
  • Adam Collavo, Area Manager, Thru Tubing, Oil States International
  • Jamie Eck, Training Manager, DistributionNOW
  • Kara Ellis, Commercial Operations Director, Drilling, Oilfield Equipment, Baker Hughes
  • Michelle Farinetti, Metallurgist, Forged Products
  • Juston Festervand, Outside Sales Manager, Sunbelt Steel
  • Yvonne Fletcher, SVP Investor Relations and Finance, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
  • Andrew Glasoe, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
  • Boyd Goodloe, Asset Manager, Gravity Oilfield Services
  • Alex Hageman, Director of Operations, Hydraulic Lift & Gas Lift, Apergy
  • Todd Harper, Regional Sales Manager – Permian, Gravity Oilfield Services
  • Candace Hearne, HR Generalist, Oil States International
  • Adam Hunt, Sales Manager – Rental and Used Equipment, Mustang Cat
  • Jeremy Hunt, North America West Operations Manager, Stabil Drill
  • Karl Jaeger, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
  • Jon Jennings, U.S. Operations Manager, NOV
  • Peter Kalivoda, Sales Manager, North America, TechnipFMC
  • Kim Konte, Director, Business Development, NOV
  • Matthew LaFauci, U.S. Sales Manager, TechnipFMC
  • Mike Lively, Regional Sales Manager, Permian Basin – West Coast, Oil States International
  • Kimberly Matthews, R&D Manager, Bestolife Corporation
  • Lora McCullough, HR Manager, DistributionNOW
  • Zach McDonald, Corporate Marketing Representative, Basic Energy Services
  • Angie McKinnon, Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Fox Metals & Alloys
  • Vaishali Mendon, Sr. Manager – Financial Risk and Planning, DistributionNOW
  • Jamie Merhi, Inside Sales Manager, Sunbelt Steel
  • Corwin Meyer, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
  • Jarrett Moore, Strategic Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
  • Tom Morrison
  • Tavarus Newsom, Director of Sales, NOV
  • Hector Ornelas, Plant Manager, Gardner Denver Energy Group
  • Cody Patton, Branch Manager – Containment Solutions, Gravity Oilfield Services
  • Rick Pawula, Sales Director- U.S. Aftermarket, Gardner Denver Energy Group
  • Chuck Pendry, Plant Manager, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
  • Dan Plemons, Director Strategy & Customer Innovation, DistributionNOW
  • Chelsea Power, General Manager, NOV – Hydra Rig
  • Mark Reed, General Sales Manager Exploration, Mustang Cat
  • Terry Reynolds, Sales/Operations, American Block
  • Floyd Rogers, HR Business Partner, Weir Oil & Gas
  • Jonathan Scheiner, SVP Commercial and Strategy, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
  • Jeremy Schilhab, Midstream Area Sales Lead – Permian, DistributionNOW
  • Raj Sethupathi, Global Account Manager, Cat Reman – Oil & Gas and Marine, Caterpillar Oil & Gas
  • Michael Sirmon, Director of Operations, Petroleum and Industrial Pump Division, Gardner Denver Energy Group
  • Sarah Smith, District Manager, Louisiana, Energy Alloys
  • Trevor Stribling, National Account Manager, MRC Global
  • Ryan Supak, Sales Director, NOV Completion and Production Solutions
  • Chad Vanek, U.S. Thru-Tubing Sales Manager, Oil States International
  • D’Anna Wade, Community Affairs & SEED Project Manager, Schlumberger
  • Hanna Wall, Regional Sales Manager, Gravity Oilfield Services
  • Charlie Weakly, Technical Manager – Front End, TechnipFMC
  • Brooke White
  • Shannon Williams, District Manager Canada, Energy Alloys
  • Tim Williamson, Director of Data Governance, NOV
  • Keila Woods, Marketing Manager, DistributionNOW

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Both PESA Members and non-members still have time to register for the 2020 Executive Leadership Program. This year’s program includes Advanced Business Development, as well as Engaging Leadership and the new offering of Strategic & Branded Executive. And due to the great response the first time, PESA is, yet again, offering the Engaging Leadership course in Midland.

All are year-long professional development programs offering participants one-on-one executive coaching sessions, personal assessments and mentorship.



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