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“Water was the first drilling fluid, and its usage is documented back to the ancient Egyptian and Chinese cultures and simple rotary tool drilling.”

So, where are we today? What is going on behind the scenes at AES to push technological boundaries in our industry? Who can tell these stories? WE CAN. This blog captures the stories of our employees, the heartbeat of our organization.
Welcome to the Mud Bloggers.
Adelaide Nortier
Adelaide Nortier
Strategic Marketing

Our Bloggers

Nate Castaneda
Nate Castaneda

US Operations Manager

A poke bowl enthusiast who enjoys Astros day games and short work trips to West Texas. Also, his music preferences range from George Strait to 90's hip-hop.

Douglas Kultti
Douglas Kultti

Kermit Warehouse Manager

You can find Doug hiking some mountains... or just talking to his parrot, Beacon, about the ways of the world. She always talks back.

Randall Adamson
Randall Adamson

Business Development & Technical Specialist

If he is not traveling across the globe for work or play, you can find him restoring classic cars, cruising on a motorcycle, or hiking.

Dean Madrid
Dean Madrid

Account Manager - Rockies Division

Dean has a severe golf addiction and enjoys playing classical piano. He’s not as good at either as he should be.

Matthew Offenbacher
Matthew Offenbacher

Director of Technology & Marketing

If he's not building a molecule in his head or a table in his garage… you'll find him stalking the sales team in hopes they will buy him lunch.

Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez

Assistant Purchasing Manager

When she is not figuring out her next Halloween costume, you can find Gina planning her next Disney trip.

Dalton Smith
Dalton Smith

Benwood Warehouse Manager

Outside of work you can find Dalton hunting all fall and winter and fishing all spring and summer all things sports, all things outdoors. GO BEARS.

Cole Greenberg
Cole Greenberg

Marketing Intern 2022

If he's not at the movies or watching a tv show at home, you’ll find him running at the gym or playing soccer until his feet hurt.

Justin Gauthier
Justin Gauthier

AES Account Manager & Oil and Gas Podcast Host

Fitness enthusiast who likes to talk all things oilfield.. some may even say he is what the kids call a 'podcast connoisseur'.

Jacob Hegwood
Jacob Hegwood

El Campo Warehouse Manager

If he is not exploring the wilderness with his girls and the dogs, you can find him side hustling on the internet or jamming out on guitar.

Chauncey Hollie
Chauncey Hollie

Northeast Division Manager

Anti-social cajun with nappy hair and a patchy beard. I have no idea how I managed to stay married for twenty-three years, have three beautiful kids, and build a successful career in sales.

Gary Lankford
Gary Lankford

VP Business Development Permian Basin

He's seen it all, knows it all... We like to refer to him as the Godfather of the Permian.

Ricky Toomes
Ricky Toomes

Business Development Specialist

On call and available 24/7, other than while he's golfing... he may even be the inspo for our next major CAPEX project - mobile golf cart office?

Camille Garcia
Camille Garcia

Purchasing Assistant

If you see her she is probably dancing. Approach with caution because she will probably get you to join her.

Greg Terpenning
Greg Terpenning

Support Services Engineer.

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