CECO Compressor Engineering is pleased to welcome Pat Hickey as another Consultant, to the Training & Technical Services team. He will join Randy Anderson by providing knowledge, skills, and expertise to the ever increasingly complex area of automation and controls.
Mr. Hickey joins CECO with over 45 years in the natural gas industry working as a Principal Engineer responsible for controls and automation. He specializes in software development, start-up and commissioning of new installations and troubleshooting existing control and automation problems. This includes reciprocating engines and compressors, centrifugal engine and compressors, MMC units and various emergency shutdown systems. Mr. Hickey has extensive experience developing performance equations for horsepower curves, air fuel ratio control, ignition timing control and sequencing start-up, shutdown and loading.
As a consultant for CECO, Mr. Hickey will also be available to conduct classroom training on automation and controls as well as one-on-one hands on training.
“We are excited to have Pat Hickey join us on the CECO staff to provide training and support on the automation and control systems used in the gas industry. I have known Pat my entire working career and consider him to be one of most knowledgeable industry experts on automation and controls. He has a wealth of experience and a unique skill of working well with people.” said Randy Anderson, CECO’s Principal Consultant.
As a consultant for CECO, Mr. Hickey will also be available to conduct in-depth classroom and on site hands-on training on all of the above mentioned skills.
CECO Compressor Engineering (CECO) and Machinery Monitoring Systems, LLC (MMS) announce the appointment of CECO as the exclusive distributor for MMS engine balancing products in the USA. The agreement extends CECO’s capability to support its customers by adding innovative engine balancing products and services to its portfolio of engine related components and engineered solutions.
“We are excited that CECO, a 55 year-old family owned and operated company, has agreed to be our exclusive distributor for our engine balancing products in the USA”, says Steve Follmar, President of MMS. “They have been and continue to be a company of high integrity and one of the leaders in the industry by providing quality products and services that meet the needs of the oil and gas markets.”
“We are excited to join forces with MMS as an exclusive distributor for their engine balancing products”, says Richard Hotze, President of CECO. “CECO has always been guided by the principle of ‘find a need – and fill it’ and this agreement provides us the opportunity to fill what we see as a gap in the market for cost effective engine balancing solutions. We look forward to working with MMS to expand the application of their machinery health monitoring technology to rotating and reciprocating gas compression assets across the oil and gas value chain.”
About Machinery Monitoring Systems, LLC
Founded in 2018 by a small group of entrepreneurs and engineers with decades of experience in the oil and gas industry, Machinery Monitoring Systems, LLC offers innovative machinery performance monitoring products and services. MMS is focused on developing machinery health monitoring products and services for industrial rotating and reciprocating machinery commonly used in the gas transmission, midstream, gas processing, and petrochemical industries. For more information visit www.mmsysllc.com.
The collaboration signifies a new beginning for both companies and a winning alliance within the industry. We are very excited about the new opportunities brought about by this agreement and look forward to bringing our customers the benefits.
CECO took home the GPSA Safety Award at the 2019 GPA Midstream Convention, which honors companies with outstanding safety performance. The awards are based upon each company’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration records and a three-year history of active programs promoting safety and displaying safety improvement.
Thank you to our associates who remain committed to putting safety first. We could not have received this recognition without you.
As Veteran’s Day approaches we would like to honor American veterans of all wars. We salute those who have proudly and honorably served our nation. At CECO we would particularly like to highlight our military veterans:
Jeffery W. Johnson
Thank you to all of our veterans for your willingness to serve and risking your lives for the sake of our safety and freedom.
We are pleased to welcome Omar Jimenez to CECO as our Midstream Sales Director. In his new role, Omar will report to Joe Miniot, Vice President of Sales.
Omar has many years of experience within the natural gas engine service industry with extensive knowledge of the high speed reciprocating compressor market. He has a broad and expansive background with industrial products, aftermarket services in sales, business development and operations. Omar received both his M.B.A. and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston; with his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Throughout his career Omar has worked with rotating and reciprocating equipment used across the entire oil and gas value chain. Fluent in Spanish he has worked with customers in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as North America, Asia and Europe. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, product management and business operations throughout his career. Prior to joining CECO, Omar was the Global Aftermarket Business Unit Leader at Sundyne where he led their aftermarket parts and engineering solutions business. During his 14 year tenure at General Electric, Omar held various roles including North America Service Operations Leader, Product Leader- High-Speed Reciprocating Compressors and CSA/Account Manager for Mexico and the Caribbean. Omar was also the Vice President, Oil and Gas for Synchrony, Inc.
In this new role, Omar will be responsible for developing midstream sales, and marketing development strategies. His breadth of experience in the high speed market along with his business acumen make him a perfect choice for this role and to support CECO’s continued expansion into this market.
Omar was born in Houston and grew up in Bellaire, TX. His father is Cuban and his mother is from Louisiana. He is married and is currently expecting a baby in early 2019! In his spare time, Omar enjoys playing golf, a good meal, reading, and following Houston sports teams.