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GPSA officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve one-year terms.
2013 - 2014 GPSA Officers
CB&I Randall Gas Technologies
|1st Vice President
|2nd Vice President
An elected Board of Directors establishes policy and directs the activities of GPSA. A small professional staff implements these policies and decisions from offices shared with GPA.
The board is composed of members elected for two-year terms from five districts with district representation determined in proportion to the number of official representatives headquartered in each district. The immediate past president is an ex-officio member of the board. Current board representation:
|Houston/Gulf Coast District||12|
|Midcontinent District (includes KS, OK, AR and Panhandle of TX)||5|
|North Texas/North Louisiana District||3|
|Permian Basin District||3|
|Rocky Mountain District||2|
Gary Bartlett, Bartlett Equipment Co.
Mark Helm, Exterran
Sam Johnson, M & J Valve
Lamar Seale, Thomas Russell Co.
Michael Derr, Afton Pumps Inc.
Jerry Bullin, Bryan Research & Engineering Inc.
Greg Jean, Cameron Process Systems
Richard Barber, Caterpillar Inc.
Bob Huebel, CB&I Randall Gas Technologies
Stan Dorak, Coastal Chemical Co., LLC
Chuck Dewees, Cummins Inc.
Ron Pasadyn, EDG Inc.
Jerry Gulsby, Gulsby Engineering Inc.
Pat Holub, Huntsman
Anne Keller, Midstream Energy Group
Bob Voss, Optimized Process Designs
Harvey Hensley, S&B Engineers & Constructors
North Texas/North Louisiana
Tim Scism, Dresaser-Rand Co.
Alan Sudbrock, Gas Technology Corp.
Bob Tuttle, New Tech Global Ventures
Tim Knox, Compressor Systems Inc.
L. Clark Dickson, Dickson Process Systems
John Wilkinson, Ortloff Engineers Ltd.
Sean Sullivan, Elkhorn Construction Inc.
Steve Tzap, Zap Engineering & Construction Services
Kurt Metzler, Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
David Bardeen, Ariel Corp.
Phil Burnside, CompressorTech Two
Sheila Gailloreto, GE Energy
Bill Flowers, Fisher Controls
The Gas Processors Suppliers Association is an outgrowth of a firm request made by GPA leaders in the early days of the industry, when the exuberance of personnel at GPA meetings threatened to literally undo the serious purposes of the session. As a result, a small group of supply companies organized the Natural Gasoline Supply Men's Association in 1928 and adopted strict rules of conduct and entertainment procedures at GPA meetings.
Among other things, these rules rigidly restrict the functioning of the usual convention hospitality rooms to definite times not in conflict with technical or business sessions. In addition, these rules stipulate that all entertainment at GPA meetings must be cooperatively staged and strictly controlled, which eliminates the competitive and expensive domination of meeting registrants by a few large companies.
As a result of these rules, adopted with the encouragement and concurrence of the parent GPA and operating companies, GPA meetings are serious and productive affairs that achieve maximum benefits for industry personnel and their companies.
The name of the organization was changed in 1961 to Natural Gas Processors Suppliers Association, and in 1974 to Gas Processors Suppliers Association, to conform to that of the parent Association.
Since its small beginning in 1928, GPSA has grown to an organization of about 350 companies engaged in meeting the supply and service needs of the natural gas and gas processing industry.
The gas processing industry actually had its origin in the pioneering efforts of compressor manufacturers who developed the compression process for extraction of natural gasoline from casinghead gas. A number of today's major liquids producers owe their start to lines of credit extended by early supply and service firms.
As the industry grew in size and complexity, the genius of the free enterprise system provided many of the technological advances necessary to meet the needs of the expanding industry. Today, any producing company, regardless of size, has at its disposal the engineering talent, research staffs and expert knowledge of supply firms that may be brought to bear on an endless variety of operating problems.
The atmosphere of cooperation in industry affairs, and the GPA associate status that goes with GPSA membership, makes the producer-supplier relationship a true partnership in industry progress. Tangible evidence of the partnership relation between GPA and GPSA is the joint ownership of the office building shared by the two organizations.
The Engineering Data Book, is the best example of the cooperative producer-supplier relationship in the GPA-GPSA organizations.
You should become a GPSA member!
Membership is open to any company, individual or partnership that provides services or supplies for the midstream industry. Membership benefits are numerous and dues are $300 per year per company (with a $100 initiation fee added the first year). Those joining after July 1 are pro-rated for 1/2 year dues. Note that membership privileges are given to any member company employee.
We invite you to visit our Membership page to view member companies, membership benefits and additional information about joining GPSA.