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Who We Are

Our Company

We are not just a vendor. We are your partner, focusing on maximizing production and improving efficiencies.  We are made up of ESP experts, h-pump veterans, automation specialists, programming engineers, master problem-solvers and solution detectives.  We take the time to identify your needs and work to fix the problem—fast.  With our highly trained staff and over 120,000 square feet of manufacturing and service facilities in Shawnee, Oklahoma and Midland, Texas, we serve customers across the country—and across the world. 

 

Management

Bryan S. Newell
Bryan S. Newell
President

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was General Manager and Corporate Treasurer of Electric Submersible...


Derek Newell
Derek Newell
CEO

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was VP of Operations for Electric Submersible Service (ESS). Mr. Newell...


Greg P. DeLong
Greg P. DeLong
Sr. VP & Business Development Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. DeLong, was General Manger – Latin America for Borets-Weatherford International....




Bryan S. Newell

Bryan S. Newell

President

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was General Manager and Corporate Treasurer of Electric Submersible Service (ESS). His duties with ESS included managing HR, purchasing and procurement, inventory, and manufacturing production. Before rejoining Eddie’s Submersible in 1998, Mr. Newell was a senior technician with ManTech Inc. contracted to the US EPA’s Robert S. Kerr National Groundwater Research Laboratory. Mr. Newell’s duties with ManTech included lab and field research sampling and analysis, monitoring well drilling, and operating procedure development. Mr. Newell spent 9 years with ManTech. Mr. Newell is also general manager and major shareholder of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc., and Board Member and major shareholder in Whitewater Transports Inc. Mr. Newell holds a BS in Chemistry from East Central University, and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma. 

Derek Newell

Derek Newell

CEO

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was VP of Operations for Electric Submersible Service (ESS). Mr. Newell has over 22 years’ experience in the oilfield product and services industry. He has held a number of managerial positions within ESS. Mr. Newell is also a major shareholder owner of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc. He also has attended business programs offered through South Eastern State University, and East Central State University. 

Greg P. DeLong

Greg P. DeLong

Sr. VP & Business Development Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. DeLong, was General Manger – Latin America for Borets-Weatherford International. Mr. DeLong has over 32 years’ experience in the sale and marketing of ESP equipment on a global basis. He has held a number of senior positions with both public (multi-national) and private companies involved in the oilfield product & services industry. These companies include, BoretsWeatherford , Weatherford, Wood Group, Schlumberger, Reda, Al-Khorayef, NEO Fluid Systems,Tierra Alta, Temtex, Total Well Solutions and Sibtex China Ltd. In his career he has also been directly responsible for oil services related business development in many countries around the world. These activities include; mergers / acquisitions, technology transfers and artificial lift related business startups in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil and Slovakia. Mr. DeLong has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Russia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, England, Germany and Venezuela. Mr. DeLong holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University. 

Don Burke

Don Burke

Senior Sales East Texas

Don began working in the ESP industry in 1976 for Reda Pump.  Don worked for Reda/Schlumberger for 34 years, spending 21 of those years in Egypt.  Since 2008, Don has spent time in sales with Halliburton, Dover, and SPI.

Powell Box

Powell Box

Sales Manager, Eastern/Central Texas

Starting in 1981 with Centrilift, Powell has spent 37 years with ESP, SOS, Weatherford, Borets, and Haliburton in various roles of the ESP business.  Powell started in field service, moved into testing, then to operations roles with the various companies.  Powell’s vast experience in the field makes him more than qualified to be the Central and East Texas Manager for GPS.

John W. Banta

John W. Banta

International Sales & Service Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Banta was Sales and Service Manager for ESS. Mr. Banta has over 36 years’ experience in sales, service and operations within the ESP industry. He has held a number of managerial positions with leading multi - national providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group and Baker Hughes Inc. Mr. Banta has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Oman, Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait

Antonio Olvera

Antonio Olvera

Manager Surface Pump Division

Antonio has over 10 years’ experience with GPS in the manufacture, service & troubleshooting of ESPs and HPS equipment. In addition Antonio has extensive experience in oilfield electronics & field automation. Mr. Olvera has worked in both the US and International ESP/HPS markets. 

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Field Services Manager - Midcontinent

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Rogers was Field Services Supervisor for ESS. Mr. Rogers has over 16 years experience in field operations within the ESP industry. He has held supervisory positions with leading Multi - National providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group ESP and Neo Fluid Systems. Mr. Rogers has held US and International positions, in Oman and Kuwait. 

Christopher Flanagan

Christopher Flanagan

Field Service Manager- Permian Basin

Christopher Flanagan has 22 years of field service experience with both downhole and surface ESP products. Prior to joining GPS Mr. Flanagan was a team lead Specialist for Baker Hughes, Alaska North Slope. Chris has held managerial, and senior level field service related positions for GE Oil & Gas, Chad, Schlumberger-Oman & Permian Basin and Wood Group ESP- in the United Arab Emirates. 

Tim Detamore

Tim Detamore

Supply Chain Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Tim worked with Borets U.S. for 7 years in customer service, inventory, and forecasting at the regional and corporate level.  Most of his 28-year career has been spent in a manufacturing environment in varied industries including vegetable oil processing, renewable fuels and petroleum.  At one time or another he has managed every facet of operations.  From 2003 through 2005 Tim was an operations consultant for the vegetable oil industry.  His varied experience provides a unique perspective on inventory management and utilization.  Mr. Detamore has held a number of managerial and senior level positions during his career.  He holds two associate degrees from Rose State College and has completed coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly

ESP Production, Assembly and Failure Analysis Manager

Prior to joining GPS. Mr. Kelly held a number of ESP product manufacturing supervisory and engineering with Wood Group ESP Inc. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the ESP manufacturing sector. Mr. Kelly is considered a leading expert in product assembly and ESP failure analysis. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and component buying and satellite facility start-ups. 

Duane Powders

Duane Powders

QA Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Powders has 12 years of Quality Control Supervisory level experience with Wood Group ESP (now GE) and a combined 24 years of QA related experience with manufacturing companies such as Unit parts, Trinity Industries and Barton Valve. Mr. Powders has extensive experience in root cause failure analysis, the establishment of product and process specifications and the implementation of standards and specifications on all ESP manufacturing related key processes. Mr. Powders holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Brian Mullendore

Brian Mullendore

ESP Facilities Manager - Testing

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Mullendore has held a number of facility managerial and supervisory level positions in ESP Manufacturing, for Wood Group ESP Inc. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector of the ESP industry. He is considered a leading expert in the ESP Motor Winding. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and production planning. Mr. Mullendore has worked extensively in the Middle East, South America and Indonesia. 

Brent K Ulrich

Brent K Ulrich

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

Prior to joining GPS, Brent was a Sr. Electronics technician for GPS Subsidiary Solid State Controls (SSC). Brent has 15 years’ experience in the oilfield electronics & field automation and over 35 years’ experience in the field of electronics. US army retired. Considered a military expert in navigation/communication/automatic flight control system repair. He taught courses on navigation equipment repair, aviation systems repair, aircraft survivability equipment repair, reservoir grade downhole sensors and oilfield VSDs. Brent is certified by VSD manufacturers to repair Cutler Hammer, Toshiba and Yaskawa VSDs. 

Mike McClanahan

Mike McClanahan

Senior Automation Engineer

Mike is considered one of the leading control system experts in the field of automation. Mike has over 35 years of automation and controls experience in designing and implementation of industrial networks, PLC systems, Variable Speed Drives, HMIs, SCADA, and manufacturing processes. Mr. McClanahan has held managerial roles in automation and controls operations within multiple industries including medical, municipal and industrial environments. Previous to joining GPS Mr. McClanahan spent seventeen (17) years with Veolia Water North America as Western Regional Automation Manager, two years (2) years with United Manufacturing, designing oil and gas mobile units, and five (5) years with Southwest Electric Co. learning motors and pumps. Mr. McClanahan is factory certified in repair of Toshiba and Siemens Variable Speed Drives."

Sales & Services

Don Burke
Don Burke
Senior Sales East Texas

Don began working in the ESP industry in 1976 for Reda Pump.  Don worked for Reda/Schlumberger for...


Powell Box
Powell Box
Sales Manager, Eastern/Central Texas

Starting in...


John W. Banta
John W. Banta
International Sales & Service Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Banta was Sales and Service Manager for ESS. Mr. Banta has over 36 years’...


Antonio Olvera
Antonio Olvera
Manager Surface Pump Division

Antonio has over 10 years’ experience with GPS in the manufacture, service & troubleshooting...


Tim Rogers
Tim Rogers
Field Services Manager - Midcontinent

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Rogers was Field Services Supervisor for ESS. Mr. Rogers has over 16 years...


Christopher Flanagan
Christopher Flanagan
Field Service Manager- Permian Basin

Christopher Flanagan has 22 years of field service experience with both downhole and surface ESP products....




Bryan S. Newell

Bryan S. Newell

President

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was General Manager and Corporate Treasurer of Electric Submersible Service (ESS). His duties with ESS included managing HR, purchasing and procurement, inventory, and manufacturing production. Before rejoining Eddie’s Submersible in 1998, Mr. Newell was a senior technician with ManTech Inc. contracted to the US EPA’s Robert S. Kerr National Groundwater Research Laboratory. Mr. Newell’s duties with ManTech included lab and field research sampling and analysis, monitoring well drilling, and operating procedure development. Mr. Newell spent 9 years with ManTech. Mr. Newell is also general manager and major shareholder of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc., and Board Member and major shareholder in Whitewater Transports Inc. Mr. Newell holds a BS in Chemistry from East Central University, and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma. 

Derek Newell

Derek Newell

CEO

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was VP of Operations for Electric Submersible Service (ESS). Mr. Newell has over 22 years’ experience in the oilfield product and services industry. He has held a number of managerial positions within ESS. Mr. Newell is also a major shareholder owner of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc. He also has attended business programs offered through South Eastern State University, and East Central State University. 

Greg P. DeLong

Greg P. DeLong

Sr. VP & Business Development Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. DeLong, was General Manger – Latin America for Borets-Weatherford International. Mr. DeLong has over 32 years’ experience in the sale and marketing of ESP equipment on a global basis. He has held a number of senior positions with both public (multi-national) and private companies involved in the oilfield product & services industry. These companies include, BoretsWeatherford , Weatherford, Wood Group, Schlumberger, Reda, Al-Khorayef, NEO Fluid Systems,Tierra Alta, Temtex, Total Well Solutions and Sibtex China Ltd. In his career he has also been directly responsible for oil services related business development in many countries around the world. These activities include; mergers / acquisitions, technology transfers and artificial lift related business startups in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil and Slovakia. Mr. DeLong has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Russia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, England, Germany and Venezuela. Mr. DeLong holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University. 

Don Burke

Don Burke

Senior Sales East Texas

Don began working in the ESP industry in 1976 for Reda Pump.  Don worked for Reda/Schlumberger for 34 years, spending 21 of those years in Egypt.  Since 2008, Don has spent time in sales with Halliburton, Dover, and SPI.

Powell Box

Powell Box

Sales Manager, Eastern/Central Texas

Starting in 1981 with Centrilift, Powell has spent 37 years with ESP, SOS, Weatherford, Borets, and Haliburton in various roles of the ESP business.  Powell started in field service, moved into testing, then to operations roles with the various companies.  Powell’s vast experience in the field makes him more than qualified to be the Central and East Texas Manager for GPS.

John W. Banta

John W. Banta

International Sales & Service Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Banta was Sales and Service Manager for ESS. Mr. Banta has over 36 years’ experience in sales, service and operations within the ESP industry. He has held a number of managerial positions with leading multi - national providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group and Baker Hughes Inc. Mr. Banta has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Oman, Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait

Antonio Olvera

Antonio Olvera

Manager Surface Pump Division

Antonio has over 10 years’ experience with GPS in the manufacture, service & troubleshooting of ESPs and HPS equipment. In addition Antonio has extensive experience in oilfield electronics & field automation. Mr. Olvera has worked in both the US and International ESP/HPS markets. 

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Field Services Manager - Midcontinent

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Rogers was Field Services Supervisor for ESS. Mr. Rogers has over 16 years experience in field operations within the ESP industry. He has held supervisory positions with leading Multi - National providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group ESP and Neo Fluid Systems. Mr. Rogers has held US and International positions, in Oman and Kuwait. 

Christopher Flanagan

Christopher Flanagan

Field Service Manager- Permian Basin

Christopher Flanagan has 22 years of field service experience with both downhole and surface ESP products. Prior to joining GPS Mr. Flanagan was a team lead Specialist for Baker Hughes, Alaska North Slope. Chris has held managerial, and senior level field service related positions for GE Oil & Gas, Chad, Schlumberger-Oman & Permian Basin and Wood Group ESP- in the United Arab Emirates. 

Tim Detamore

Tim Detamore

Supply Chain Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Tim worked with Borets U.S. for 7 years in customer service, inventory, and forecasting at the regional and corporate level.  Most of his 28-year career has been spent in a manufacturing environment in varied industries including vegetable oil processing, renewable fuels and petroleum.  At one time or another he has managed every facet of operations.  From 2003 through 2005 Tim was an operations consultant for the vegetable oil industry.  His varied experience provides a unique perspective on inventory management and utilization.  Mr. Detamore has held a number of managerial and senior level positions during his career.  He holds two associate degrees from Rose State College and has completed coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly

ESP Production, Assembly and Failure Analysis Manager

Prior to joining GPS. Mr. Kelly held a number of ESP product manufacturing supervisory and engineering with Wood Group ESP Inc. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the ESP manufacturing sector. Mr. Kelly is considered a leading expert in product assembly and ESP failure analysis. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and component buying and satellite facility start-ups. 

Duane Powders

Duane Powders

QA Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Powders has 12 years of Quality Control Supervisory level experience with Wood Group ESP (now GE) and a combined 24 years of QA related experience with manufacturing companies such as Unit parts, Trinity Industries and Barton Valve. Mr. Powders has extensive experience in root cause failure analysis, the establishment of product and process specifications and the implementation of standards and specifications on all ESP manufacturing related key processes. Mr. Powders holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Brian Mullendore

Brian Mullendore

ESP Facilities Manager - Testing

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Mullendore has held a number of facility managerial and supervisory level positions in ESP Manufacturing, for Wood Group ESP Inc. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector of the ESP industry. He is considered a leading expert in the ESP Motor Winding. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and production planning. Mr. Mullendore has worked extensively in the Middle East, South America and Indonesia. 

Brent K Ulrich

Brent K Ulrich

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

Prior to joining GPS, Brent was a Sr. Electronics technician for GPS Subsidiary Solid State Controls (SSC). Brent has 15 years’ experience in the oilfield electronics & field automation and over 35 years’ experience in the field of electronics. US army retired. Considered a military expert in navigation/communication/automatic flight control system repair. He taught courses on navigation equipment repair, aviation systems repair, aircraft survivability equipment repair, reservoir grade downhole sensors and oilfield VSDs. Brent is certified by VSD manufacturers to repair Cutler Hammer, Toshiba and Yaskawa VSDs. 

Mike McClanahan

Mike McClanahan

Senior Automation Engineer

Mike is considered one of the leading control system experts in the field of automation. Mike has over 35 years of automation and controls experience in designing and implementation of industrial networks, PLC systems, Variable Speed Drives, HMIs, SCADA, and manufacturing processes. Mr. McClanahan has held managerial roles in automation and controls operations within multiple industries including medical, municipal and industrial environments. Previous to joining GPS Mr. McClanahan spent seventeen (17) years with Veolia Water North America as Western Regional Automation Manager, two years (2) years with United Manufacturing, designing oil and gas mobile units, and five (5) years with Southwest Electric Co. learning motors and pumps. Mr. McClanahan is factory certified in repair of Toshiba and Siemens Variable Speed Drives."

Manufacturing

Tim Detamore
Tim Detamore
Supply Chain Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Tim worked with Borets U.S. for 7 years in customer service, inventory, and forecasting...


Matt Kelly
Matt Kelly
ESP Production, Assembly and Failure Analysis Manager

Prior to joining GPS. Mr. Kelly held a number of ESP product manufacturing supervisory and engineering...


Duane Powders
Duane Powders
QA Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Powders has 12 years of Quality Control Supervisory level experience with Wood...


Brian Mullendore
Brian Mullendore
ESP Facilities Manager - Testing

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Mullendore has held a number of facility managerial and supervisory level positions...




Bryan S. Newell

Bryan S. Newell

President

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was General Manager and Corporate Treasurer of Electric Submersible Service (ESS). His duties with ESS included managing HR, purchasing and procurement, inventory, and manufacturing production. Before rejoining Eddie’s Submersible in 1998, Mr. Newell was a senior technician with ManTech Inc. contracted to the US EPA’s Robert S. Kerr National Groundwater Research Laboratory. Mr. Newell’s duties with ManTech included lab and field research sampling and analysis, monitoring well drilling, and operating procedure development. Mr. Newell spent 9 years with ManTech. Mr. Newell is also general manager and major shareholder of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc., and Board Member and major shareholder in Whitewater Transports Inc. Mr. Newell holds a BS in Chemistry from East Central University, and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma. 

Derek Newell

Derek Newell

CEO

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was VP of Operations for Electric Submersible Service (ESS). Mr. Newell has over 22 years’ experience in the oilfield product and services industry. He has held a number of managerial positions within ESS. Mr. Newell is also a major shareholder owner of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc. He also has attended business programs offered through South Eastern State University, and East Central State University. 

Greg P. DeLong

Greg P. DeLong

Sr. VP & Business Development Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. DeLong, was General Manger – Latin America for Borets-Weatherford International. Mr. DeLong has over 32 years’ experience in the sale and marketing of ESP equipment on a global basis. He has held a number of senior positions with both public (multi-national) and private companies involved in the oilfield product & services industry. These companies include, BoretsWeatherford , Weatherford, Wood Group, Schlumberger, Reda, Al-Khorayef, NEO Fluid Systems,Tierra Alta, Temtex, Total Well Solutions and Sibtex China Ltd. In his career he has also been directly responsible for oil services related business development in many countries around the world. These activities include; mergers / acquisitions, technology transfers and artificial lift related business startups in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil and Slovakia. Mr. DeLong has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Russia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, England, Germany and Venezuela. Mr. DeLong holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University. 

Don Burke

Don Burke

Senior Sales East Texas

Don began working in the ESP industry in 1976 for Reda Pump.  Don worked for Reda/Schlumberger for 34 years, spending 21 of those years in Egypt.  Since 2008, Don has spent time in sales with Halliburton, Dover, and SPI.

Powell Box

Powell Box

Sales Manager, Eastern/Central Texas

Starting in 1981 with Centrilift, Powell has spent 37 years with ESP, SOS, Weatherford, Borets, and Haliburton in various roles of the ESP business.  Powell started in field service, moved into testing, then to operations roles with the various companies.  Powell’s vast experience in the field makes him more than qualified to be the Central and East Texas Manager for GPS.

John W. Banta

John W. Banta

International Sales & Service Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Banta was Sales and Service Manager for ESS. Mr. Banta has over 36 years’ experience in sales, service and operations within the ESP industry. He has held a number of managerial positions with leading multi - national providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group and Baker Hughes Inc. Mr. Banta has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Oman, Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait

Antonio Olvera

Antonio Olvera

Manager Surface Pump Division

Antonio has over 10 years’ experience with GPS in the manufacture, service & troubleshooting of ESPs and HPS equipment. In addition Antonio has extensive experience in oilfield electronics & field automation. Mr. Olvera has worked in both the US and International ESP/HPS markets. 

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Field Services Manager - Midcontinent

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Rogers was Field Services Supervisor for ESS. Mr. Rogers has over 16 years experience in field operations within the ESP industry. He has held supervisory positions with leading Multi - National providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group ESP and Neo Fluid Systems. Mr. Rogers has held US and International positions, in Oman and Kuwait. 

Christopher Flanagan

Christopher Flanagan

Field Service Manager- Permian Basin

Christopher Flanagan has 22 years of field service experience with both downhole and surface ESP products. Prior to joining GPS Mr. Flanagan was a team lead Specialist for Baker Hughes, Alaska North Slope. Chris has held managerial, and senior level field service related positions for GE Oil & Gas, Chad, Schlumberger-Oman & Permian Basin and Wood Group ESP- in the United Arab Emirates. 

Tim Detamore

Tim Detamore

Supply Chain Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Tim worked with Borets U.S. for 7 years in customer service, inventory, and forecasting at the regional and corporate level.  Most of his 28-year career has been spent in a manufacturing environment in varied industries including vegetable oil processing, renewable fuels and petroleum.  At one time or another he has managed every facet of operations.  From 2003 through 2005 Tim was an operations consultant for the vegetable oil industry.  His varied experience provides a unique perspective on inventory management and utilization.  Mr. Detamore has held a number of managerial and senior level positions during his career.  He holds two associate degrees from Rose State College and has completed coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly

ESP Production, Assembly and Failure Analysis Manager

Prior to joining GPS. Mr. Kelly held a number of ESP product manufacturing supervisory and engineering with Wood Group ESP Inc. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the ESP manufacturing sector. Mr. Kelly is considered a leading expert in product assembly and ESP failure analysis. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and component buying and satellite facility start-ups. 

Duane Powders

Duane Powders

QA Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Powders has 12 years of Quality Control Supervisory level experience with Wood Group ESP (now GE) and a combined 24 years of QA related experience with manufacturing companies such as Unit parts, Trinity Industries and Barton Valve. Mr. Powders has extensive experience in root cause failure analysis, the establishment of product and process specifications and the implementation of standards and specifications on all ESP manufacturing related key processes. Mr. Powders holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Brian Mullendore

Brian Mullendore

ESP Facilities Manager - Testing

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Mullendore has held a number of facility managerial and supervisory level positions in ESP Manufacturing, for Wood Group ESP Inc. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector of the ESP industry. He is considered a leading expert in the ESP Motor Winding. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and production planning. Mr. Mullendore has worked extensively in the Middle East, South America and Indonesia. 

Brent K Ulrich

Brent K Ulrich

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

Prior to joining GPS, Brent was a Sr. Electronics technician for GPS Subsidiary Solid State Controls (SSC). Brent has 15 years’ experience in the oilfield electronics & field automation and over 35 years’ experience in the field of electronics. US army retired. Considered a military expert in navigation/communication/automatic flight control system repair. He taught courses on navigation equipment repair, aviation systems repair, aircraft survivability equipment repair, reservoir grade downhole sensors and oilfield VSDs. Brent is certified by VSD manufacturers to repair Cutler Hammer, Toshiba and Yaskawa VSDs. 

Mike McClanahan

Mike McClanahan

Senior Automation Engineer

Mike is considered one of the leading control system experts in the field of automation. Mike has over 35 years of automation and controls experience in designing and implementation of industrial networks, PLC systems, Variable Speed Drives, HMIs, SCADA, and manufacturing processes. Mr. McClanahan has held managerial roles in automation and controls operations within multiple industries including medical, municipal and industrial environments. Previous to joining GPS Mr. McClanahan spent seventeen (17) years with Veolia Water North America as Western Regional Automation Manager, two years (2) years with United Manufacturing, designing oil and gas mobile units, and five (5) years with Southwest Electric Co. learning motors and pumps. Mr. McClanahan is factory certified in repair of Toshiba and Siemens Variable Speed Drives."

Automation & Electrical Division

Brent K Ulrich
Brent K Ulrich
Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

Prior to joining GPS, Brent was a Sr. Electronics technician for GPS Subsidiary Solid State Controls...


Mike McClanahan
Mike McClanahan
Senior Automation Engineer

Mike is considered one of the leading control system experts in the field of automation. Mike has over...




Bryan S. Newell

Bryan S. Newell

President

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was General Manager and Corporate Treasurer of Electric Submersible Service (ESS). His duties with ESS included managing HR, purchasing and procurement, inventory, and manufacturing production. Before rejoining Eddie’s Submersible in 1998, Mr. Newell was a senior technician with ManTech Inc. contracted to the US EPA’s Robert S. Kerr National Groundwater Research Laboratory. Mr. Newell’s duties with ManTech included lab and field research sampling and analysis, monitoring well drilling, and operating procedure development. Mr. Newell spent 9 years with ManTech. Mr. Newell is also general manager and major shareholder of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc., and Board Member and major shareholder in Whitewater Transports Inc. Mr. Newell holds a BS in Chemistry from East Central University, and an MS in Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma. 

Derek Newell

Derek Newell

CEO

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Newell was VP of Operations for Electric Submersible Service (ESS). Mr. Newell has over 22 years’ experience in the oilfield product and services industry. He has held a number of managerial positions within ESS. Mr. Newell is also a major shareholder owner of Newell Oil and Gas, Inc. He also has attended business programs offered through South Eastern State University, and East Central State University. 

Greg P. DeLong

Greg P. DeLong

Sr. VP & Business Development Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. DeLong, was General Manger – Latin America for Borets-Weatherford International. Mr. DeLong has over 32 years’ experience in the sale and marketing of ESP equipment on a global basis. He has held a number of senior positions with both public (multi-national) and private companies involved in the oilfield product & services industry. These companies include, BoretsWeatherford , Weatherford, Wood Group, Schlumberger, Reda, Al-Khorayef, NEO Fluid Systems,Tierra Alta, Temtex, Total Well Solutions and Sibtex China Ltd. In his career he has also been directly responsible for oil services related business development in many countries around the world. These activities include; mergers / acquisitions, technology transfers and artificial lift related business startups in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil and Slovakia. Mr. DeLong has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Russia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, England, Germany and Venezuela. Mr. DeLong holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University. 

Don Burke

Don Burke

Senior Sales East Texas

Don began working in the ESP industry in 1976 for Reda Pump.  Don worked for Reda/Schlumberger for 34 years, spending 21 of those years in Egypt.  Since 2008, Don has spent time in sales with Halliburton, Dover, and SPI.

Powell Box

Powell Box

Sales Manager, Eastern/Central Texas

Starting in 1981 with Centrilift, Powell has spent 37 years with ESP, SOS, Weatherford, Borets, and Haliburton in various roles of the ESP business.  Powell started in field service, moved into testing, then to operations roles with the various companies.  Powell’s vast experience in the field makes him more than qualified to be the Central and East Texas Manager for GPS.

John W. Banta

John W. Banta

International Sales & Service Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Banta was Sales and Service Manager for ESS. Mr. Banta has over 36 years’ experience in sales, service and operations within the ESP industry. He has held a number of managerial positions with leading multi - national providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group and Baker Hughes Inc. Mr. Banta has worked extensively in the US and internationally with postings, in Oman, Saudi-Arabia and Kuwait

Antonio Olvera

Antonio Olvera

Manager Surface Pump Division

Antonio has over 10 years’ experience with GPS in the manufacture, service & troubleshooting of ESPs and HPS equipment. In addition Antonio has extensive experience in oilfield electronics & field automation. Mr. Olvera has worked in both the US and International ESP/HPS markets. 

Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Field Services Manager - Midcontinent

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Rogers was Field Services Supervisor for ESS. Mr. Rogers has over 16 years experience in field operations within the ESP industry. He has held supervisory positions with leading Multi - National providers of oilfield product and services including Wood Group ESP and Neo Fluid Systems. Mr. Rogers has held US and International positions, in Oman and Kuwait. 

Christopher Flanagan

Christopher Flanagan

Field Service Manager- Permian Basin

Christopher Flanagan has 22 years of field service experience with both downhole and surface ESP products. Prior to joining GPS Mr. Flanagan was a team lead Specialist for Baker Hughes, Alaska North Slope. Chris has held managerial, and senior level field service related positions for GE Oil & Gas, Chad, Schlumberger-Oman & Permian Basin and Wood Group ESP- in the United Arab Emirates. 

Tim Detamore

Tim Detamore

Supply Chain Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Tim worked with Borets U.S. for 7 years in customer service, inventory, and forecasting at the regional and corporate level.  Most of his 28-year career has been spent in a manufacturing environment in varied industries including vegetable oil processing, renewable fuels and petroleum.  At one time or another he has managed every facet of operations.  From 2003 through 2005 Tim was an operations consultant for the vegetable oil industry.  His varied experience provides a unique perspective on inventory management and utilization.  Mr. Detamore has held a number of managerial and senior level positions during his career.  He holds two associate degrees from Rose State College and has completed coursework toward a Bachelor’s degree in Business at the University of Oklahoma.

Matt Kelly

Matt Kelly

ESP Production, Assembly and Failure Analysis Manager

Prior to joining GPS. Mr. Kelly held a number of ESP product manufacturing supervisory and engineering with Wood Group ESP Inc. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the ESP manufacturing sector. Mr. Kelly is considered a leading expert in product assembly and ESP failure analysis. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and component buying and satellite facility start-ups. 

Duane Powders

Duane Powders

QA Manager

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Powders has 12 years of Quality Control Supervisory level experience with Wood Group ESP (now GE) and a combined 24 years of QA related experience with manufacturing companies such as Unit parts, Trinity Industries and Barton Valve. Mr. Powders has extensive experience in root cause failure analysis, the establishment of product and process specifications and the implementation of standards and specifications on all ESP manufacturing related key processes. Mr. Powders holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 

Brian Mullendore

Brian Mullendore

ESP Facilities Manager - Testing

Prior to joining GPS, Mr. Mullendore has held a number of facility managerial and supervisory level positions in ESP Manufacturing, for Wood Group ESP Inc. Brian has over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector of the ESP industry. He is considered a leading expert in the ESP Motor Winding. Other experience includes, product assembly, reliability/quality, and production planning. Mr. Mullendore has worked extensively in the Middle East, South America and Indonesia. 

Brent K Ulrich

Brent K Ulrich

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician

Prior to joining GPS, Brent was a Sr. Electronics technician for GPS Subsidiary Solid State Controls (SSC). Brent has 15 years’ experience in the oilfield electronics & field automation and over 35 years’ experience in the field of electronics. US army retired. Considered a military expert in navigation/communication/automatic flight control system repair. He taught courses on navigation equipment repair, aviation systems repair, aircraft survivability equipment repair, reservoir grade downhole sensors and oilfield VSDs. Brent is certified by VSD manufacturers to repair Cutler Hammer, Toshiba and Yaskawa VSDs. 

Mike McClanahan

Mike McClanahan

Senior Automation Engineer

Mike is considered one of the leading control system experts in the field of automation. Mike has over 35 years of automation and controls experience in designing and implementation of industrial networks, PLC systems, Variable Speed Drives, HMIs, SCADA, and manufacturing processes. Mr. McClanahan has held managerial roles in automation and controls operations within multiple industries including medical, municipal and industrial environments. Previous to joining GPS Mr. McClanahan spent seventeen (17) years with Veolia Water North America as Western Regional Automation Manager, two years (2) years with United Manufacturing, designing oil and gas mobile units, and five (5) years with Southwest Electric Co. learning motors and pumps. Mr. McClanahan is factory certified in repair of Toshiba and Siemens Variable Speed Drives."