Aggie engineering entrepreneurs on 2011 Aggie 100 list

The 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Nov.Aggie 100 award 4 at the 7th Annual "Aggie 100" program, sponsored by the Mays Business School's Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University.

The "Aggie 100" focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance and entrepreneurial vision. Of the companies on the list, three of the Top 10 companies (Miner Central Texas Ltd., Accent Wire Ltd. and OriGen Biomedical Inc.) are owned by Texas A&M Engineering graduates.

All Aggie engineers making the list:

David Coolidge, Class of 1987
CEO, Owner, Founder
Velite Capital Management LP
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Chris Dailey, Class of 1993
President, Owner, Founder
Dailey Electric Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Carl Dore Jr., Class of 1977
Attorney, Owner
Dore & Associates, Attorneys, P.C.
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

Jeff Durrant, Class of 1997
Vice President, Owner
PivotPoint Solutions
Bachelor’s degrees, Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Bret Farrar, Class of 1988
Founding Partner
Sendero Business Services
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

David Gedeon, Class of 1996
President
Premier Placement Media
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Paul Gugenheim, Class of 1973
Chairman, CEO, Owner, Founder
Delta Structural Technology
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Mike Halford, Class of 1991
CEO, Owner, Founding Partner
SHS Management LP
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Mike Havel, Class of 1976
Chairman of the Board, Owner
American Protectors Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Technology

Rachel Hayden, Class of 1989
Vice President, Owner, Founder
Hayden Consultants Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Greg Higgs, Class of 2002
CEO, Founder
Fab Fours Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Curtis A. Hite, Class of 1991 (master’s degree, 1994)
CEO, Owner, Founder
Improving Enterprises Inc.
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Computer Science

Ryan Kobermann, Class of 2004
Vice President, Owner
ESN Health
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Engineering

Ngok Lai, Class of 1972
Manager of Naval Architecture, Owner, Founder
Houston Offshore Engineering
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Juan Manuel Lamparero, Class of 1987
President, Owner
Industrial Solutions de Mexico
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Engineering

Stefan LeRow, Class of 1996
President, Owner, Founder
Capstone Mechanical
Bachelor’s degree, Engineering Technology

Dan Leyendecker, Class of 1990
Vice President, Owner
LNV Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Richard Martin, Class of 1971
President, CEO
OriGen Biomedical Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

Michael McAleer, Class of 1992
President, Owner, Founder
Brazos Technology
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Dr. Jeff McDougall, Class of 1997
President, Owner
PivotPoint Solutions
Bachelor’s degree and Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Matt Michel, Class of 1983
President, Owner, Founder
Service Nation Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Technology

Phil Miner, Class of 1980
CEO
Miner Southwest LLC
Bachelor’s degree, Ocean Engineering

Phil Miner, Class of 1980
Chairman
Miner Central Texas Ltd.
Bachelor’s degree, Ocean Engineering

Phil Miner, Class of 1980
Chairman
Miner North Texas Ltd.
Bachelor’s degree, Ocean Engineering

Ed Muniz, Class of 1967
CEO, Owner, Founder
MEI Technologies Inc.
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Aerospace Engineering

Derek Naiser, Class of 1989
Vice President, Owner
LNV Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Travis Parigi, Class of 1994
Chairman, CEO, President
LiquidFrameworks
Bachelor’s degrees, Computer Engineering and Computer Science

Wanda June Parker, Class of 1978
Regulatory Consultant, Owner, Founder
WJP Enterprises
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

Richard Payton, Class of 1984

President, CEO, Owner
The Payton Co.
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

Philip Poll, Class of 1988
Manager of Operations, Owner, Founder
Houston Offshore Engineering
Bachelor’s degree, Aerospace Engineering

Richard W. Reno, Class of 1970
President, Owner
Omega Airline Software Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Mathematics
Master’s degree, Industrial Engineering

C. W. Seely, Class of 1955
Owner
American Protectors Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

William Sims, Class of 1989 (master’s degree, 1995)
Managing Director, Owner, Founder
Accent Wire Ltd.
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering
Master’s degree, Civil Engineering

Jennifer Sitton, Class of 1997
Manager of Projects, Owner, Founder
Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

Ryan Sitton, Class of 1997
Owner, Founder
Pinnacle Asset Integrity Services
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

Casey Sledge, Class of 1993
President, Owner, Founder
Sledge Engineering LLC
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Doyle Taylor, Class of 1982
Vice President, Owner
Monico Monitoring Inc.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Dr. Larry Teverbaugh, Class of 1976
President, CEO, Owner, Founder
K2Share LLC
Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Russel W. Treat, Class of 1980
President, CEO, Owner, Founder
EnerSys Corp.
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Jed Walker Jr., Class of 1983
President
Walker Partners LLC
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Jon Wiesmann, Class of 2000
Owner, Founder
Comflow Mechanical Services
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Jun Zou, Class of 1997
President, Owner, Founder
Houston Offshore Engineering
Bachelor’s degree, Ocean Engineering

Brandon Zumwalt, Class of 1999
Managing Partner, Owner
Internet Contrasts Co.
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution