Years of field-service experience taught me how to do things the right way. After graduating from Texas A&M, I started in construction management and estimating. My father, an engineer with Hughes Aircraft, inspired my interest in technology. In 1998, I joined a company that trained me in technical cleaning services including steam blows, oil flushing, chemical cleaning, and line flushing. I soon became a project manager, working in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and the Middle East.
Later, while earning an MBA from the University of Colorado, I co-founded ICCI to perform steam blows and lube oil flushing. Another company eventually offered me a great opportunity to grow their Pre-commissioning cleaning services business. It was a great experience, but I was drawn back to ICCI, and the chance to work with talented people.
As an exchange student, I learned Spanish, and working internationally led to proficiency in Indonesian, and Portuguese.
After years of doing downhill longboard, I now enjoy tennis, golf, hiking, and fishing—activities that are more safe than fast!
I believe deeply in veterans’ causes. All of us should be thankful for the sacrifices made by those who have served our country; we should give them the recognition and support they deserve.