Andrew, Scott, and Randy
In his tenure at LeTourneau University, Andrew was involved in welding, including GMAW, FCAW, SAW processes as well as research and development on innovative refrigeration processes.
All of these skills were great preparation for the role he plays today at SCFM. Prior to becoming the first employee hired by SCFM after being graduated in 1996 from LeTourneau University, Andrew honed his skills as a leader by managing food services for the University Cafeteria, serving in field service as a roustabout for OXY USA, and as a construction worker. During his tenure at SCFM, he has served in every position imaginable at SCFM since that time. His experience runs the gamut of roles throughout the company, including Applications Engineering, Compression System Performance and Design, PLC Controls Design and Programming, Project Management, Fabrication Oversight, Start-up and Commissioning, Field Services, Contract Negotiations and Purchasing, Proposals, Compressor Unit Revamps, Sales and Marketing, R&D, Drafting, ASME Pressure Vessel Design, and Sales Support.
He has hands-on experience in troubleshooting and commissioning new and revamped compression and gas treatment systems; as well as engineering reciprocating and oil flooded compression systems for coal seam gas recovery, Fuel Gas Boosters, CO2 Flood, vapor recovery, landfill gas recovery, gas gathering and re-injection, and gas transmission/Storage applications.
Andrew has a love for innovation and ground breaking designs that support long term investments. He was instrumental in bringing ceramic bearing technology to oil flooded screws for hydrogen and high sulfur applications. He has designed and overseen fabrication some of the most flexible reciprocating compressor systems in operation.
Andrew’s interests include all things family, reading, research and personal development.
Early in life Scott always had a desire for drawing and design. He aspired to become an architect and/or automobile designer from an early age. He acted on that desire and enrolled in Tulsa Vo-Tech in high school to participate in the drafting/design and pre-engineering programs.
While attending high school and Vo-Tech he was hired at Dresser-Rand Industries in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where he worked as an entry-level draftsman. He gained a fondness for working in this particular industry. After graduation he attended Missouri Southern University to pursue mechanical engineering. He then attended Oklahoma State University to pursue his long-time love of architecture.
After school, Scott moved back to Broken Arrow to continue working in the oil and natural gas industries. He went to work for KCI and then landed an opportunity with a small startup compressor manufacturer. After 5 years with them he was approached by Steve Miller and Jose Cosa, with whom he had worked side by side at Dresser-Rand, to join SCFM. He has been with SCFM for almost 20 years.
Scott has managed the drafting and design department for SCFM since the beginning. A large part of his role includes participating in many different areas of the manufacturing process. He has done hands-on work in the shop, worked in the field for customer service and startups, and worked closely with the engineering department and manufacturing to always improve the quality of the product that SCFM produces.
Scott has been on SCFM’s leadership team for a number of years and has participated in helping the company grow and define its culture. He continues to participate with this ongoing process.
Due to his early involvement with the Tulsa Vo-Tech / Tulsa Technology Center Scott has been recruited to help the school with developing future curriculum and student development. Scott has served on TTC’s drafting/design and pre-engineering advisor board for the past five years. He continues to work closely with the head professor and school administration to help develop their program along with other leading professionals in the design field.
Randy was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and moved to Tulsa with his family at an early age. His dad Worked for Skelly Oil Company for 25 years.
Randy always had an interest in cars and dirt track racing. His friend's dad was a photographer at Tulsa Speedway and took him to his first race in the early sixties and he was hooked from then.
He got his first job at 15 in food service and quickly changed to working in a bowling alley and learning the the ins and outs of the machines. Meanwhile, Randy bought his first car, pulled the engine, tore it apart and put it back together which began a love for engines and mechanical things.
When he was graduated from high school, Randy decided to go to welding school instead of college so he could work in the oil and gas industry. He got a job in 1977 with Knight Industries in Broken Arrow OK. not as welder but as a material handler in the Machine shop where the compressors and cylinders were machined and assembled. The next twenty four years were spent working at the plant in various positions learning everything possible about compressors, packaging, installation, startup, service and ending in 2001 as Director of Manufacturing. During this time he attended classes at TCC and earned a Associates degree in Business administration.
Then in 2001 starting with Steve and Jose at SCFM as Manufacturing Manager starting a new fabrication and packaging shop until 2010, when he then moved to manage Parts and Service -- now called Client Solutions Support.