John Kenner, President and CEO Atlas Pressure Control

John Kenner

President and CEO

Vision and success define John’s 33 years of leadership experience in domestic and international service and manufacturing. In 2011, John founded and grew Summit ESP into an electrical submersible pump market leader before its sale to Halliburton in 2017. Before founding Summit, John was the President of the $1.6bn+ Schindler Elevator Corporation, the North America operating company of the $8bn+ global Schindler Group. Mr. Kenner brings more than 20 years of operations, marketing, and engineering experience from his critical roles at Baker Hughes. Having held positions of President, Vice President of North America, and Vice President of Marketing and Engineering, John possesses a unique ability to build, develop, and drive success in domestic and foreign markets. John holds a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University, and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Rick Hayley, Senior Vice President Atlas Pressure Control

Rick Hayley

Senior Vice President

Rick brings 43 years of knowledge and experience from his ever-increasing past leadership roles in pressure control and pressure pumping industries. In addition, his recent 24 years of Cameron experience in sales and operations provides him a unique perspective to lead a team to success. Before Cameron, Rick spent 19 years with the Western Company of North America (later BJ Services) in sales and operations management, culminating as Vice President of Sales for the Southern United States. Rick graduated from Texas Tech University in 1977 with a BBA in Management.

Robert Cass

Robert Cass

Chief Legal and Compliance Counsel

Mr. Cass has more than 30 years of experience in both the private practice of law and serving as Atlas Pressure Control in-house legal counsel.

Mr. Cass has provided clients in private practice with expert knowledge in domestic and international compliance issues, licensing, transactions, dispute resolution, and general corporate matters. Previously, Mr. Cass served as Chief Legal and Compliance Counsel for Summit ESP, as Division Legal Counsel and Division Chief Legal Compliance Officer for Baker Hughes artificial lift division (Centrilift); Litigation and Business Counsel for WorldCom; Chief Compliance Counsel for Commercial Financial Services; and as an attorney at Tulsa law firm Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson.

Mr. Cass earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law and his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nebraska Teacher’s College.

Joseph Opitz

Joseph Opitz

Vice President Rockies

Joseph has over 21 years of experience in oil and gas service with 17 years in key leadership positions with Cameron. His success in sales, operations and engineering roles focused on the Bakken and DJ Basin provides him a unique understanding to support these areas. Before joining Atlas Pressure Control, his most recent position was Eastern US Product Delivery Manager responsible for the Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, and Mid-Con business segments.

Gerrit Bennis

Gerrit Bennis

Vice President Sales – Permian Basin

Gerrit brings 10 years of leadership and management experience from his Surface Wellhead Regional leadership role at Cameron, focusing on the Permian Basin. His talent in developing a successful sales team, providing operation support, demand plan management, and product development will serve him well in supporting West Texas Customers. Gerrit is an active member and Vice President of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE). Mr. Bennis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Texas State University.

Jonathan hadaway

Jonathan Hadaway

Vice President Operations

Jonathan brings more than 10 years of experience from Cameron’s in the Surface System division, focusing on Wellhead systems, FRAC Rental, and Flowback. With Cameron district leadership roles supporting their largest service facility in Odessa, TX, along with the Marcellus Shale district, he has built successful teams supporting proposals, commercial agreements, pricing, and frac rental billing. Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University in 2010 with a BBA in Marketing.

Craig Cotton

Craig Cotton

Director – Technical Products

Craig brings 35 years of Technical, Operational, and Sales experience in the Wellhead and Pressure Control Equipment Industry. His former role as the North America Technical Sales Manager from his 26 years at Cameron offers a unique insight to drive technology and innovation into pressure control systems and equipment.  Craig’s knowledge base includes 15 years of Middle Eastern experience with leadership roles overseeing Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, and Pakistan. Craig started his career in California with Cameron as an offshore Service Technician. Mr. Cotton holds 14 patents related to the Wellhead and Pressure Control Industry.

Brandon Cain

Brandon Cain

Director of Engineering

Brandon brings more than 20 years of proven success in developing and driving engineering, focusing on technology and innovation within surface wellhead and artificial lift products. With former roles at Weatherford Artificial Lift in Engineering Leadership and Product Line Management, Brandon brings a keen knowledge of Surface Wellhead, rod pumping units, and industrial pump technology. Brandon’s expertise also extends to Surface Wellhead from his experience as a design engineer at FMC Technologies in Houston, Texas. Mr. Cain holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. Brandon currently holds 14 US patents related to surface wellhead, FRAC, and artificial lift products.

Malak Shah

Malak Shah

Director – Health, Safety & Environment

Andrew delivers awareness and understanding to his role with nine years of Operational, Safety, and Sales experience in the oilfield industry with a specialty in wellhead and pressure control. Andrew has implemented the 5S Methodology through various roles, trained organizations in the Root Cause Analysis practice, written safety standards, and implemented in-vehicle monitoring systems. These multiple roles have given him experience and knowledge in Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, New Mexico, and North Dakota markets. Andrew is an active presenter and participant in the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety Conference, OSHA Oil & Gas Safety & Health Conference, and the Four Corners Oil & Gas Conference. Andrew holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Systems Management from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado of Denver.

Andrew L. Keller

Andrew L. Keller

Director – Health, Safety & Environment

Andrew delivers awareness and understanding to his role with nine years of Operational, Safety, and Sales experience in the oilfield industry with a specialty in wellhead and pressure control. Andrew has implemented the 5S Methodology through various roles, trained organizations in the Root Cause Analysis practice, written safety standards, and implemented in-vehicle monitoring systems. These multiple roles have given him experience and knowledge in Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska, New Mexico, and North Dakota markets. Andrew is an active presenter and participant in the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety Conference, OSHA Oil & Gas Safety & Health Conference, and the Four Corners Oil & Gas Conference. Andrew holds a B.S. degree in Agricultural Systems Management from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado of Denver.

Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal

Senior Project Engineer

Manish brings more than 15 years of Surface Wellhead and Artificial Lift knowledge to the engineering team derived from his former engineering and management experience. His time at Weatherford as a Product Line Engineering Manager brings him insight into Hydraulic, Plunger, and Capillary Lift technology and valuable knowledge into Gate Valves, Actuators, and Well Testing. From his time at FMC Technologies as an engineer, he developed a great insight in Gate Valves and Actuators. Manish holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A & M, College Station. Mr. Agarwal currently holds three US patents related to artificial lift products and surface wellhead.

Mike Pursley

Mike Pursley

Training Manager

Mike brings more than 40 years of oil and gas experience to ensure our staff is trained and efficient in the best practices of their roles. Mike has the global expertise and knowledge to lead our team with broad expertise from his Regional Operations roles at Weir Oil & Gas, 17 years leading the FMC University as the Global Training Manager, and experience on drilling rigs. Mike started his career in Western Oklahoma as a hand on a drilling rig.