Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Britt O. Schmidt is the Chief Executive Officer of Tri-Point. Prior to co-founding Tri-Point, Britt was President of the Engineered & Process Valves Division of Cameron International Corporation. He began his career with Cameron in the Corporate office as Project Marketing Manager. Since then, he has held positions as Product Manager, Plant Manager, General Manager, Director of Operations, President of Flow Control, and Vice-President and General Manager of Operations, Projects and Aftermarket for Subsea Systems. Britt holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Martini is the Chief Financial Officer of Tri-Point. He joined Tri-Point with extensive experience in oilfield equipment manufacturing and service, having held roles in senior finance and operational leadership with larger, publicly held companies as well as those backed by private equity. Over his more than 20 years of industry experience, his professional background includes serving organizations involved in capital equipment, energy delivery directional drilling, field service, and distribution and rental, including with Stewart & Stevenson. Jeff is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gettysburg College, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Co-Founder & EVP
J. David Lucke is the Co-Founder of Tri-Point and EVP. David has more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Prior to co-founding Tri-Point, he worked in energy investment banking, including KeyBanc, Jefferies, ABN AMRO, Prudential Securities and Lehman Brothers. David also served as Chief Financial Officer of two independent exploration and production companies, Aurora Oil & Gas and Sabco Oil & Gas. In addition, he worked for Coopers & Lybrand and is a Certified Public Accountant. David received an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Duke University.
Chief Operating Officer
Daniel Martinez is the Chief Operating Officer at Tri-Point. He is a seasoned oil and gas industry executive with 20 years’ international and domestic experience in manufacturing, operations, business revitalization and growth acceleration in complex global market environments. Prior to joining Tri-Point, he held senior-level roles with Cameron, a Schlumberger Company, in the U.S., Mexico, and Romania. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees all safety, quality, manufacturing and production operations across Tri-Point’s different regions, as well as the company’s supply stores and field service division. Daniel earned his Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, and his MBA from Nova South Eastern University.
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Joe Hedges is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Tri-Point. He is responsible for leading the company's global Sales and Marketing efforts, providing a roadmap for future growth opportunities for the business. Joe has 36 years of experience directing sales and business development in products ranging from production equipment, choke control, surface safety systems and artificial lift, to automation and controls. Prior to joining Tri-Point, he served in various leadership roles at Cameron International and Ruelco. Joe earned his degree from University of New Orleans.
Chief Information Officer
Dave Upton is the Chief Information Officer of Tri-Point. Dave is responsible for managing Tri-Point’s infrastructure and technology roadmap, business applications as well as IT security. Dave has a strong background in IT security, infrastructure and applications, having most recently worked at FloWorks International as the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure. Prior to FloWorks, Dave led the manufacturing and parts distribution IT organization at Gulf States Toyota and managed the global infrastructure team for The Friedkin Group. Dave has also held varying roles in software implementation, support and infrastructure at HCSS, and has held varying engineering and technical roles. Dave holds a BS from the University of Alberta and multiple IT certifications.
Vice President of Business Development
Mike Renick is the Vice President of Business Development at Tri-Point. Mike has over 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, serving in a variety of leadership roles. Prior to joining Tri-Point, he was President of Streamline Production Systems, Inc. and owner of Streamline Production Services, Streamline Well Testing, and Rental, and Integrated Pipe and Supply. Before founding Streamline, Mike was the Production Superintendent – Gulf Coast Region for Texas Oil and Gas. Mike invented and holds a patent for a board road mat and a patent for a mobile well testing unit. He also invented and has a patent pending on the Tri-Point Modular Production System.
Vice President of Supply Chain
Mark Sprague is Tri-Point's Vice President of Supply Chain. Mark's team provides purchasing, strategic sourcing, vehicle and equipment leasing, DOT compliance, Production Control and Materials Management support across all of the company's locations. Prior to joining Tri-Point, Mark served as the Director of Global Supply Chain for the Valves & Measurement and Drilling divisions at Cameron. He also worked for Maytag where he held several leadership positions, including Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing. Mark received a BA from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Vice President - Human Resources
Logan Dent is the Vice President of Human Resources at Tri-Point. Logan specializes in effectively directing human resources to achieve business results, in particular within the oil & gas industry. At Tri-Point, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate and regional HR teams, as well as supporting talent management and driving effective HR practices across the growing company. Logan has held a variety of positions around the world, with robust experience managing human resources, operations, marketing and technical functions. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science from Dartmouth College, and his Master’s degree from the University of Colorado.
Vice President - Permian
Tim Gonzalez is the Vice President of Tri-Point’s Permian Region. Tim has over 25 years of Manufacturing and Supply Chain experience, with the last 7 years in Oil & Gas equipment manufacturing. Tim is focused on transforming the Permian operations to grow the capacity and capabilities of the Permian operations to better serve Tri-Point customers with a broader product offering. He has led Lean transformations for Ford Motor Co., Goodyear, Exterran, and several smaller companies. Prior to Joining Tri-Point, Tim was Vice President of Operations for Wellflex Energy Solutions. He holds an BBA in Organizational Management from Tiffin University and an MBA in Management from DeVry University.
Vice President - Mid-Continent
Dan Farmer is the Vice President of Tri-Point’s Mid-Con region. With over 25 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience, Dan is focused on transforming operations in the Mid-Con to grow the business and better serve Tri-Point’s customers. He has managed and led transformations for the Air Force Material Command Logistics Centers, NAVSEA, Goodyear, Boeing, and the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center for Southwest Research Institute. Prior to joining Tri-Point, Dan served as the Manufacturing Director for Exterran’s PEQ and Process & Treating segments. He holds a BS in Business Management from Newman University, and Masters of Science in Management from Friends University and and Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University.
Vice President - Rockies
Craig Freking is the Vice President of the Rockies region for Tri-Point. He is currently working through a lean transformation of the business focusing on safety, quality, delivery and cost from the customers' lens. Craig has 25 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience, with the last 10 years spent in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Tri-Point, Craig was the Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Weir Oil & Gas, and before that he was the Manufacturing Director for Exterran in both the Process & Treating and Compression businesses. Craig holds a BS in Management Science from St. Cloud State University, in St. Cloud, Minnesota and a MBA from Rollins College, in Winter Park, Florida.
Vice President - East Texas
Bill Mero is the Vice President of Tri-Point’s East Texas region serving the Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville shale plays. Tri-Point’s East Texas division specializes in producing our Modular Production System (MPS). Prior to joining Tri-Point, Bill was the Vice President of Forum Energy Technologies’ Production Equipment division and previously held the role VP of Operations and Manufacturing. He began his career with Detroit Diesel Corporation and then spent 16 years with General Electric in multiple Plant Manager, Operational, Service, After Market, Quality and P&L responsible roles in various verticals. Bill holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technology University in Southfield Michigan and an MBA from Averett University of Virginia.