Texas A&M engineering entrepreneurs among Aggie 100

Photo of Aggie 100 winner Paul Deere '92 from TolteqThe 100 fastest-growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world were recognized Oct. 26 at the 8th Annual Aggie 100 program, sponsored by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in the Mays Business School 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, the Top Three companies (Navidad Resources, MudTech Services and Tolteq) and seven of the Top 10 companies are owned by Texas A&M Engineering graduates. (Pictured: Center, Paul Deere '92 of Tolteq, whose company was third on the list.)

All Aggie engineers making the list:

Accent Wire Ltd.      
William Sims '89     
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering
Master’s degree, Civil Engineering                                                                                                                                            

AgsReward  
Carey Hurst '96
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

American Manufacturing
Gregory Hall '82      
Bachelor’s degree, Engineering Technology                     

American Protectors Inc.    
Michael Havel '76
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Technology            
C.W. Seely '55
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                                                                                                                                

AmTex Machine Products Inc.       
Richard Rau '71
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering         

Automated Dynamics Corp.
Daryl Yaw '83
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution            

AXYS Industrial Solutions
Chris May     
Bachelor’s degree, Chemical Engineering

Brazos Technology
Michael McAleer '92
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Comflow Mechanical Services        
Jon Wiesmann '00                                                                                                                
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Command Commissioning LLC       
Ken Meline '82
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering        
John Hatcher '82
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering        
Steve Chandler '81
Bachelor’s degree, Chemical Engineering 

CWA Construction Inc.          
Herb Cross Jr. '75
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Desert Industrial X-Ray LP
Douglas Frey '77
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

Direct Expansion Solutions
Mike Donovan '96
Bachelor’s degree, Chemical Engineering 

Drillers Supply SA
Gregory Hall '82
Bachelor’s degree, Engineering Technology

Employer Flexible       
Mike Greathouse '98
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution                    

Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited             
John Schiller '81
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering           

EnerSys Corp.    
Russel Treat '80
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering                                                                                                                                      

Environmentex Inc.
Brian McCallister '91
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering         

EV Energy Partners LP
Mark Houser '83
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering           

Houston Offshore Engineering
Ngok Lai '72
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering
Master’s degree, Civil Engineering
Philip Poll '88
Bachelor’s degree, Aerospace Engineering

Improving Enterprises                
Curtis Hite '91
Bachelor’s degree, Computer Science,
Master’s degree, Computer Science           

Industrial Solutions de Mexico           
Juan Manuel Lamparero '87
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Engineering

KFW Engineers & Surveying
George Weron '97
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering

Laredo Energy IV LP
Glenn Hart '78
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering
Jerry Holditch '79
Bachelor’s degree, Geology
Jim Flowers '84
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering          
Scott Stevenson '84
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering          
Doug Kaiser '75
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                       

Latshaw Drilling & Exploration       
Trent Latshaw '75
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                                                                                 

Link America
Andres Ruzo '83
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Engineering

LINN Energy
Mark Ellis '79
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                                                                                                                            

LNV Inc.        
Dan Leyendecker '90
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering                    
Derek E. Naiser '89
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering                    
Robert M. Viera '92
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering        

Lonquist & Co. LLC  
Richard Lonquist '87          
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering          
Robert S. Crews '90
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering           

Metro Custom Plastics Inc. 
Michael Havel '76
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Technology
C.W. Seely '55
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

Miner Central Texas
Miner Southwest LLC
Phil Miner III '80
Bachelor’s degree, Ocean Engineering

Monico Monitoring Inc.       
Doyle Taylor '82
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution
Karen Taylor '84
Bachelor’s degree, Marketing

MudTech Services LP
Larry Cress '76
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                     

Navidad Resources LLC
Harold McGowen III '82
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

New Tech Engineering LP           
Larry Cress '76
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering          
Geoff Kimbrough '78          
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

Nextera Communications
Greg Arvig '85
Bachelor’s degree, Engineering Technology

Norse Technologies Inc.      
Brian Lund '85
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Engineering

Nova Engineering Inc.        
Joel Garcia '98
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                                                

Opportune LLP
Matt Flanagan '90
Bachelor’s degree, Aerospace Engineering

OriGen Biomedical
Richard Martin Jr. '71
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering         

PinnacleAIS        
Ryan Sitton '97
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering                    
Jennifer Sitton '97
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering

PreMark Health Science Inc.
David W. Carstens  '86
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering         

RDRTec Inc.  
Sidney Theis '74
Bachelor’s degree, Physics
Master’s degree, Meteorology
Doctoral degree, Agricultural Engineering

ReCraft Construction Services LLC
Brent Farrell '92
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Sendero Business Services
Bret Farrar '88
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering         

Service Nation Inc.            
Matt Michel '83 
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Technology

SHS Management LP
Mike Halford '91
Bachelor’s degree, Industrial Distribution

Signa Engineering Corp.
Rick Stone '79
Bachelor’s degree, Mechanical Engineering         

Summit Petroleum LLC
Dennis Johnson '74
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering
Matt R. Johnson '00
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering                                                                                                                          

Tex-Star Water Services LLC         
Grant Swartzwelder '85                                                                                                      
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering          

The Payton Company
Richard Payton '84
Bachelor’s degree, Petroleum Engineering

Tolteq
Paul Deere '92
Bachelor’s degree, Electrical Engineering                                                                                                                                

Ward, Getz & Associates LLP          
Ryan Getz '00
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering                    
Steven Ward '00
Bachelor’s degree, Civil Engineering