Our management is dedicated to leading employees in the pursuit of excellence.
President & CEO
Ed's multifaceted career has given him valuable experience in the Industrial sector, as well as a solid reputation for building businesses with a strong company culture. Prior to serving in his current role of President, he served as CUST-O-FAB's CFO. Ed's passions lie at the intersection of keeping people safe, mentoring others, and building teams.
“I have continued to always be impressed with the talent and true dedication of our employees to be problem solvers for our customers. The mindset of leading with safety, quality, schedule, and value flows deep throughout this organization. Our team continues to shine every day and the diverse talent and skills allow us to serve our customers with excellence 24/7. I'm extremely proud to be a part of the CUST-O-FAB team and family.”
Vice President of Capital Projects
Mark has thirty-four years' experience in the construction industry, ranging from T/A and Emergency Call-Out, to Specialty Welding and large capital projects. He brings invaluable experience and industry knowledge to our team after spending 25 years on the contractor side and almost a decade on the owner side of the business.
“It’s an honor to be leading CUST-O-FAB's capital projects segment. I'm impressed daily with this team's capabilities and our ability to consistently deliver incredible quality and stay on schedule. You won't find a better team than the one here at CUST-O-FAB. I look forward to serving our customers with the best talent and resources in the industry.”
General Manager of Manufacturing
Paul has been working in the fabrication business for over four decades. He oversees all fabrication projects that come through CUST-O-FAB. From heat exchangers and vessels to emergency fabrication, his leadership maximizes efficiency for every project.
"Our people in the fabrication shop are incredible. You should see the projects we roll out of here. We work on huge exchangers and vessels that require highly detailed logistical planning. Our whole team works like a well-oiled machine—from project managers to our installation crews. The moment we get a customer’s request, we start getting their specifications processed, approved, and into production. It doesn’t matter if a project schedule is 3 days or 3 weeks, our customers always get high-quality equipment. I’m incredibly proud to be leading this group of talented engineers, welders, and craftsmen, and I honestly believe that CUST-O-FAB has the best group of supervisors in the industry."
General Manager of On-Site Services Gulf Coast Division
For over 25 years, Jason has maintained a proven and trusted reputation in the oil and gas industry. With his valuable experience and dedication to excellence, he serves CUST-O-FAB’s On-Site Services division with a high level of quality and character.
"It’s an honor and a privilege to serve the industry wearing the CUST-O-FAB brand. I'm lucky to help lead the most knowledgeable people in the business. From craftsmen to supervisors, our guys are at the top of their game. With our team's skill set and laser focus on safety and quality, CUST-O-FAB really is the best in the industry when it comes to project execution."
General Manager of Air-Cooled Heat Exchangers (ACHE) Segment
Chris brings over 25 years of global oil, gas, and energy industry experience to CUST-O-FAB. With a skill set that includes business and product development, business strategy, and industry 4.0 manufacturing. Chris is an incredible asset to our ACHE team.
"In addition to CUST-O-FAB's amazing field service capabilities and their extensive product portfolio, the dedicated focus towards customers is an industry stand-out. These assets are only possible with a truly dedicated and caring workforce, one tightly connected throughout the entire organization. These company strengths only amplify the potential of our ACHE product line. The team and I look forward to interacting with customers and providing ACHE products in a way that is efficient and refreshing when compared to existing industry norms."
General Manager of Geismar, LA
Alan has 34 years of On-Site Services experience in the petrochemical and turnaround business. He manages our Louisiana and Gulf Coast operations, while also acting as our chief specialist and manager of refractory services.
"I am proud to be a member of the CUST-O-FAB team, and I absolutely believe our success as a company is due to our people. We have the best managers, supervisors, and craftsmen the industry has to offer. They make up our company culture and continuously live out a 'never quit' attitude. It's that kind of grit that makes CUST-O-FAB the industry leader in successfully executing complex and critical-path projects. I consider myself very fortunate to be a part of the growth of this incredible company that values and respects its employees. When our industry is busy, good craftsmen choose to work for the best. And there's no doubt that CUST-O-FAB is the best."
General Manager, CUST-O-FAB Power Division
With 30 years of experience in the Power Gen business, Gary is responsible for sales, estimating, and scheduling projects for our Power division. He oversees all CUST-O-FAB Power projects, from design and fabrication to field installation, making him a valuable part of our operations.
“It's been a real privilege to be part of the CUST-O-FAB team. Our power division has seen tremendous growth in the last few years and that’s primarily due the dedication and hard work of our people and the quality they provide our customers. Not only do we provide replacement components, but also components that have the newest and best technology in the industry. This company always goes above and beyond our customers’ expectations. I truly believe that CUST-O-FAB’s culture and its leadership are the best in the Power Gen industry.”
General Manager of Gulf Coast Fabrication
Darryl began his career at CUST-O-FAB as a Fitter Trainee in our Sand Springs facility. He continued to develop his knowledge and skills, and eventually moved into the QC Manager position in Sand Springs. He then moved his family to Beaumont in 2016 and became the Quality Manager for our new Beaumont fabrication facility. Darryl brings with him a knowledge of what has made CUST-O-FAB successful, along with a deep understanding of our products and processes.
"Since I joined the CUST-O-FAB family in 2008, I knew I had finally found where I would spend the remainder of my career. After transitioning from our Sand Springs facility to Beaumont, we have developed a talented team that prides itself on being the front-runner in safety & quality on the Gulf Coast. I am privileged to work side-by-side with an extraordinary crew that strives for excellence in everything they do."
General Manager of Midwest
Bubba oversees the execution of all field jobs related to our Sand Springs location and helps ensure that CUST-O-FAB employees serve our customers well while staying committed to our core values of safety, quality, schedule, and value, and customer requirements. He has been working turnarounds since 1987, has worked in refinery or chemical plants across the majority of the United States and in several countries.
“Every time I visit one of our job sites, I'm reminded again and again of how lucky I am to be a part of the team at CUST-O-FAB. We have the most engaged and talented craftsmen working hard every single day to provide our customers with the highest quality products and service. The dedication of the men and women on our team never ceases to amaze me. In emergency situations, they drop everything they have going and drive through the night to help our customers get back up and running. That's the kind of culture we have at CUST-O-FAB. Ask any employee and they'll tell you we aren’t just a team, we're family.”
General Manager of Northwest
Doug is a third-generation refinery and industrial construction manager who grew up in the construction industry. From the ground up, he understands what it takes to make a project successful and what needs to be done to deliver a superior product to our customers. Doug’s leadership skills and industry experience in oil, gas, and chemicals make him an invaluable part of our team.
"This partnership was a decade in the making. It was a bold vision on the part of both CUST-O-FAB and myself, and I’m very excited to help grow the company in the Northwest Mountain Region. I’ve had the privilege of seeing firsthand from a client’s perspective the amount of pride and quality that CUST-O-FAB brings to this competitive industry. Whether it’s rebuilding furnaces better than anyone else, pulling difficult bundles, pipe fabrication, tower internals, or plant-wide demolition—the same effort in safety and quality is always applied. I’ve always had great respect for how well CUST-O-FAB treats their employees and I’m honored to be a part of this team."
With 30 years of experience in specialty welding, furnace work, and piping, Claude oversees the day-to-day operations the field. He’s self-motivated and is able to thinks critically the fast-paced environment of our industry, especially when it comes to major capital project planning and execution.
“When I was asked to join the CUST-O-FAB team over a decade ago, it became one of the easiest and best decisions I made for my family. CUST-O-FAB is the best in the business and working with this team has been a true blessing. There’s nothing better than serving our customers well alongside coworkers that I call my friends.”
Corporate EHS Director
When it comes to CUST-O-FAB's top priority of safety, Rick’s industry experience, military background, and leadership are vital to the wellbeing of our employees and our customers. He knows that at the end of the day, it's not about how many awards we win or the safety councils in which we're members. What really matters is the collective efforts of each individual inspiring fellow employees to work safely—that's what makes CUST-O-FAB's safety culture the best in the industry.
"The true measure of a company's safety culture can be defined by the attitude and daily actions of its leaders and subordinates to always do the right thing. When conducting job visits, my favorite comment from new employees and new customers is how undeniably obvious it is that safety is CUST-O-FAB's #1 priority. When I hear that affirmation, it's a reminder of how blessed I am to work with the industry's finest safety professionals."