Gary has spent his career creating, innovating, and developing new products and markets for the Oil and Gas industry. He has 30 years of engineering and leadership experience in the Oil and Gas and Aerospace industries. Prior to Seahorse Energy, Gary built successful global engineering and research teams to achieve technical, commercial, and strategic goals. He has experience in organic and inorganic growth initiatives. Throughout his professional career, Gary combines his technical skills with his organizational skills to create effective organizations and processes. He was responsible for creating, building, and leading four industry-leading research and development facilities in four countries (Scotland, US, Brazil, and Poland). The industry has recognized Gary for some major achievements over the years. These include the 1998 ASME Herbert Allen Award in Petroleum Mechanical Engineering, two prestigious OTC Special Meritorious awards for leading two developments (carbon fiber composite production and drilling risers, subsea intervention connection equipment), two Eugene W. Jacobson awards for best all around technical paper (leak detection method for testing the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters, non-oriented multibore subsea flowline connections), and a published ASME Journal paper. Gary is a certified Six Sigma Brown Belt and holds 14 US patents. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Gary received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. He is also a graduate of Rice University’s Business Management Program. In his spare time, Gary builds and flies 33% scale acrobatic radio controlled airplanes, enjoys hunting with his two sons, and boating with his wife and family on Lake Travis in Austin.