Cory R. Hall, President & Chief Executive Officer
- Fall of 2016 , Mr. Hall became President and Chief Executive Officer at AQT Water Management, L.P.
- Retained by Trinity after the Sale as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Trinity Environmental SWD, LLC from June 2013 to June 2014.
- He was Founder of CJ Energy, LLC and served as its Chief Executive Officer/Managing Member since inception in 2004 until the sale to Trinity June 2013. He developed and managed significant volumes of produced and flowback water flowing through 15 strategically located build-to-suit wells in the Permian Basin working with many different E&P Companies (50%+/- of volumes were through pipelines).
- Mr. Hall started focusing on pipeline infrastructures in 2009 to help reduce the operators cost building and operating internal pipeline facilities for Concho, Devon, Apache and SM Energy along with adding water management pipelines to all of his other existing facilities.
- He focused not only on operations but the safety and environmental aspect of the disposal business being one of the first operators to use extensive automation and lined containment facilities throughout the Permian Basin.
- He also acquired and managed a fleet of 85 trucks including high pressure pump trucks and hot oilers.
- From 2001 to 2005, he was a Co-founder and Partner of AmericaWest Energy Group, LLC.
- Cory began his career in the Permian Basin in September 1999 working for Packard Energy Group as an acquisition manager.
- Mr. Hall served as a Director of CJ Energy, LLC since 2005. He also served as a Director of CJES (CJ Energy Services).
Mark Gandy, Chief Financial Officer
- Mr. Gandy joined AQT in February 2018 as Chief Financial Officer.
- He has eight years prior CFO experience with STRIKE, LLC (a One Equity Partners portfolio company), Energy Services Holdings, LLC (a Cadent Energy Partners portfolio company) and Sunland Construction, Inc.
- Before becoming a CFO, Mr. Gandy was an investment banker for Simmons & Company International.
- Mark has extensive energy experience beginning his career in various positions of increasing responsibility in mergers, acquisitions and principal investing for Koch Industries, Entergy and Enron.
- Mr. Gandy received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Trinity University and his MBA from The University of Texas McCombs School of Business at Austin.
Chad Williams, Chief Operations Officer
- Mr. Williams, based out of Houston, manages Operations & Development for AQT’s US & Canadian operations.
- He was recently served as Director of Development for Republic Services’ Energy & Industrial Divisions, responsible for all acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships in all US E&P plays, including the development of all Republic assets in the Permian Basin.
- Prior to facilitating the sale of Tervita’s US assets to Republic, he served in multiple roles in US Operations, including managing Operations, Sales, and Development for Tervita’s Southern US Operations.
- Before Tervita, Chad was responsible for running Southwest Disposal Service, which was successfully sold. All told, he has over 12 years experience in management within the oilfield waster services’ business.
Tom Johnston, President of Canada
Tom Johnston has served as President of Aqua Terra’s Canadian subsidiary since November 2013. Previously he served as President with Four Winds Energy Services Ltd. (the predecessor to Aqua Terra) since 2010. Tom was one of the founders of Four Winds in 2001, where he was involved in day-to-day operations, permitting, facility construction, well workovers, and business development while growing that startup merchant water disposal company. His prior experience includes regional management and mergers & acquisitions for an oilfield waste management competitor, as wells as engineering and management positions with several Canadian oil and gas producers. Mr. Johnston is a professional engineer and holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Rich Fontenot, VP of Business Development
- Mr. Fontenot, based out of Midland, manages Sales & Business Development for AQT’s US & Canadian operations.
- He recently served as VP of Business of Business Development for Dixie Electric overseeing sales and business development for their 26 branches across the United States.
- Prior to Dixie Electric, Mr. Fontenot served as Sales Manager at Nabors Completion & Production Services. His involvement with completions, production, and facility groups makes him a valuable asset with a broad range of contacts and strong relationships.