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Chief Executive Officer

Piotr is the CEO of Utex Industries and serves on the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Utex, Piotr was Chairman and CEO of the American Division of TMK. His professional legacy spans the globe and includes senior positions with Mannesmann AG and BASF SE. Since graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Piotr has worked in 20 countries on four continents while developing a proficiency in six languages. When he’s not leading the way at Utex, Piotr is working to help rebuild churches and rehabilitate children in Russia and empower women through education. Mr. Galitzine’s accolades include numerous awards and distinctions, the most recent being the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. He has six children, is an avid hunter, and divides his time between the USA, Europe, and Russia.


Chief Operating Officer

Wellon is responsible for the development of the Lean Culture across all segments and disciplines within UTEX, focusing on rapid-continuous improvement, process discipline, and team development. Prior to UTEX, he worked for General Motors and General Electric, in various leadership roles and served as the Director of Supply Chain & Quality and Continuous Improvement for CSWI-Strathmore. He served in the United States Marine Corps, has a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University at Marion, Indiana.


Interim Chief Financial Officer

Don is the interim CFO of Utex industries. Don has spent the previous 8 years with Alvarez & Marsal advising companies on financial and operational issues with a focus on oilfield services and oil & gas exploration. Don has recently served as financial advisor to Valaris plc, Sanchez Energy, iHeart Media, Gulfmark Offshore, Quintana Energy Services, Forbes Energy Services, and Knight Oil Tools, among others. Don earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.


Vice President of Sales

David is responsible for leading global commercial strategy and driving sales growth of existing and new products. Prior to joining UTEX he worked for companies like AF Global, Forum Energy, FMC Technologies and Oceaneering International. David has a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University.


Vice President of Human Resources

Alvin leads Human Resources for UTEX and responsible for driving talent management and human capital strategies for the company.  He has over 20 years of human resource leadership experience.  He holds an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan and a BS Degree from Indiana University along with certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management – SCP, the Human Capital Institute, Human Capital Strategist, Myers-Briggs facilitator, and Development Dimensions International, Certified Trainer. Prior to Utex, he served as Director of Operations & Human Resources, Burckhardt Compression (US) Inc., Flexitallic Group, Siemens, 84 Lumber, and Eli Lilly & Company.


Vice President of Engineering

Zach leads engineering for the UTEX.  Zach has almost 25 years of experience in the upstream Oil & Gas industry.  Before UTEX, he began his career as a product and project engineer in subsea completion and tie-back systems for FMC Technologies, then spent the last 15 years in a variety of engineering, technology, and product management leadership positions with both FMC and Weir SPM.  Zach has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Director of Business Development

Dennis leads the Core Products sales group that services multiple markets beyond the High Pressure Pumping industry.  Dennis has over 40 years of experience in direct sales of custom components for the O&G and Industrial markets. Prior to this role, Dennis worked on the sales team having direct account responsibilities and mentoring the sales team.


Director of Operations - Custom Products

Charlie spent the first 18 years of his 40 years in the industry on the engineering side before moving to sales. Charlie is currently responsible for developing UTEX business in the Asia Pacific as well as developing local leadership. He has both operations and commercial responsibilities.


Director of Engineering

Mark leads a team of Engineers and Technicians supplying designs and support to our customers.  The team also expands and supports Utex product lines with innovative solutions.  After graduating with a BSME from UW-Madison, Mark spent 10 years in the automotive industry.  From there he transitioned to the pumping industry and has served with Utex for more than the past 15 years.


Technical Director

Ed is responsible for the development of new material formulas and maintaining the existing manufacturing process of non-metallic materials for UTEX.  Before joining UTEX in 2002, Ed held various positions within Keystone Polymers and was responsible for managing the rubber molding business unit.  He started rubber mixing and molding divisions in China and Mexico for Keystone Valve.  Ed also worked for Gates Molded Products Company, Cameron Elastomer Products, and Brown Oil Tools.  Ed has a BS degree in Chemistry from Sam Houston State and attended the University of Akron’s MS program studying Polymer Science.  Ed is currently a member of the Energy Polymer Group (EPG) and the Rubber Division of the American Chemical Society.  He has been published in several technical papers and holds patents and patent applications.



Director of Quality

Jonathan is tasked with promoting and maintaining a quality mindset across UTEX Industries through organizational discipline that meets domestic and international standards.  He has over 18 years of experience in manufacturing as a Six Sigma Black Belt with extensive experience in both ISO 9001 and 14001. He is a graduate of Auburn University, earning a BS in Chemistry. Prior to joining the UTEX team, Jonathan served as a chemist and quality leader for Valspar, AkzoNobel, and Sherwin-Williams.



Supply Chain and Logistics Director

Lorena leads Supply Chain and Logistics.  She has extensive experience in Logistics, Trade Compliance, and Supply Chain within the Oil & Gas and Industrial markets.  Lorena is also responsible for cost reductions and continuous process improvement. Before joining UTEX, she held Leadership Global roles with FMC Technologies and Emerson Actuation Technologies. Lorena received her BA degree from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.


Director of Financial Planning and Analysis

Julian leads Financial Analysis, Planning, and Budgeting efforts for UTEX. Prior to joining the Company in 2013 and transitioning into corporate finance, Julian held various roles in Private Wealth Management and Portfolio Financial Analysis for Global Financial Services. Julian has a degree in Business Administration with a Finance concentration from the University of Houston and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.

Our Proof.

Rapid Development BOP During the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Utex was tasked with rapidly developing a blowout preventer to deploy on the severed pipe. From commissioning to shipment, Utex was able to produce a part from scratch in three weeks, a task that normally takes two months.

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