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Key Managers

Key Managers

Ed Ewart

Director – Western US Area

Mr. Ewart has more than 30 years of extensive experience in the electrical submersible pump and artificial lift industry related to field service, sales, operations, manufacturing and management.

Thad Freebourn

Director – West Coast

Mr. Freebourn has more than 20 years of experience working with electro-mechanical equipment with the majority of this time actively involved with electrical submersible pump systems in the West Coast Oil & Gas industry.

Robin Roberts

Director – Business Development

Mr. Roberts has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the Oil & Gas industry in the areas of senior leadership, management, operations, marketing, project management, process improvement and direct technical sales.

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Billy Barberousse

Eastern Area Sales Manager

Mr. Barberousse has more than 10 years of domestic and international experience in the areas of direct technical sales, sales management, business development, marketing and business start-up.

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Joe Stewart

Eastern Area Sales Manager

Mr. Stewart has more than 10 years of domestic and international experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to applications engineering, technical support, sales and management.

Jason Heaton

Eastern Area Sales Manager

Mr. Heaton has more than 10 years of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry in all areas of field service, operations, marketing, technical management, applications engineering, direct technical sales, sales management and support.

Gerald Hernandez

Eastern Area Sales Manager

Mr. Hernandez has more than 15 years of Oil & Gas on-shore and off-shore experience related to management, manufacturing, operations, direct technical sales, project management and field service. The majority of Gerald’s electrical submersible pump experience has been related to field service and sales.

Jason Bose

Permian Basin Area Sales Manager

Mr. Bose has more than 10 years of domestic experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to application engineering, direct technical sales, account management, contract negotiations and sales management.

Weldon Kiker

Permian Basin Area Sales Manager

Mr. Kiker has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to senior management, operations, sales, manufacturing, testing, field service and application engineering.

Michelle Piña

West Coast Business Development Manager

Ms. Piña has more than 30 years of Oil & Gas on-shore and off-shore experience related business development, strategic planning, management, direct technical sales, service coordination and enhanced down hole production, most recently with electrical submersible pumps, their sales and service.

Larry Parmeter

Chief Engineer and Manager for Motors and Seals

Mr. Parmeter has more than 25 years of technical engineering and management experience in the electrical submersible pump industry.

Freddie Walton

North America Manager – Reliability Engineering

Mr. Walton has more than 30 years of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to manufacturing, testing and reliability.

John Fronczak

Director of Quality

Mr. Fronczak has more than 20 years of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to quality, operations, field service and reliability.

Ryan Ashbaugh

Manager of Controls & Automation

Mr. Ashbaugh has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience related to surface controls, down hole sensors and automation/communication systems in the electrical submersible pump industry.

Wes Nowitzki

Manager – Pump Engineering

Mr. Nowitzki has more than 10 years of experience in the electrical submersible pump industry and is qualified in finite element analysis, SolidWorks modeling, root cause analysis, project management and rotordynamic analysis.

Walter Dinkins

Manager Technical Support

Mr. Dinkins has more than 20 years of technical experience in the electrical submersible pump industry related to downhole and top-side ESP design, applications, reliability, training and research.

Keith Johnson

Director Strategic Sourcing

Mr. Johnson has more than 40 years of domestic and international manufacturing and supply chain experience directly related to electrical submersible pumps.

Perry Y. Liu

Director of Purchasing and Logistics

Mr. Liu has more than 20 years of domestic and international experience in the Oil & Gas industry in the areas of logistics, warehousing, purchasing and sourcing.

Tom Yohanan

Principal Engineer – Controls

Mr. Yohanan has more than 25 years of technical experience in engineering design and more than 15 years of controls expertise related to electrical submersible pump systems. Tom has significant experience in power electronics and embedded software development for hard real-time systems and digital controls.

Jill Turney

Human Resource Manager

Ms. Turney has more than 10 years of domestic Human Resource experience in the public and private sector related to talent management, payroll, benefits, human resources information systems, recruitment/employment, compensation and career development.

Robert Cass

Chief Legal and Compliance Counsel

Mr. Cass has more than 25 years of experience in both the private practice of law and serving as Summit’s in-house legal counsel.

Oland Whitecotton

North America HS&E Manager

Mr. Whitecotton has more than 20 years of domestic and international professional experience directly related to environment, occupational health and safety. His broad background in certifications and experience has given him significant insight and experience in establishing and improving environment, health and safety standards.