Pioneers in Total Dust Control SolutionsTM
AIRIS Wellsite Services is the market-leading provider of industrial hygiene consulting and silica dust control. AIRIS’ Total Dust Control Solution™ puts wellsite operators and pressure pumpers on the path to total compliance and harm-free wellsites.
Active wellsites are more than a temporary location for equipment. It is someone’s workplace, someone’s community and someone’s investment. Our core values inform every aspect of our work as we pursue harm-free wellsites.
Pioneering: Anticipating future solutions
Being a part of AIRIS means being a part of a true trailblazer. Not satisfied to simply be first-to-market, we’re best-in-class. It fuels our commitment to refining our processes, developing new technologies, and standing as experts in the field. We anticipate the needs in the field and lead the way with revolutionary solutions. We don’t innovate for the sake of innovation, but to pursue our vision of a harm-free wellsite.
Performance: Exceeding expectations
We back up our reputation with proven results. It’s why we care about objective data and measurable success. Details matter; we sweat the small stuff because in our business the small stuff can be deadly. It’s not just about reaching the goal; it’s about surpassing it and raising the bar even higher. AIRIS aims to be flawless, striving not simply to meet standards for compliance, but to establish a truly harm-free wellsite.
Teamwork: Collaborating effectively
We prioritize teamwork because people matter. We value and respect others, and we demonstrate that by helping them reach their goals. Becoming a trusted advisor begins with listening. Understanding the need is key to driving successful collaboration. The result is an enduring, effective solution, not simply a short-term, one-size-fits-all fix. We work alongside our clients and each other knowing the widest perspective allows us to find the greatest insight toward a harm-free wellsite.
Safeguard: Protecting irreplaceable assets
The greatest value we add to the world is in protecting others. Our scientific and technological achievements help us shield people from threats to their health and security. Our compliance and regulatory expertise allow us to guide employers into implementing solutions that reduce risk and vulnerability. This simple objective to protect and preserve is AIRIS’ foundational principle, motivating our commitment to realize a harm-free wellsite.
Fortitude: Embracing challenges with determination
Our passion and determination work together. We’re passionate to develop and implement the technologies and procedures that keep oilfield workers safe. Our determination means we do not quit until that passion becomes reality. That makes us agile in tackling new challenges and feeds our perseverance to identify unsurpassed solutions. It means setting big goals for ourselves. We will not quit as we pursue a harm-free wellsite.
Brendan Ryan, Chief Executive Officer
Brendan Ryan has more than 30 years of experience in the global oil and gas services industry. Ryan’s roles have included managing operations and P&L, sales strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, and driving business growth. Before joining AIRIS, he held senior leadership positions with UTEC Survey, Bredero Shaw, Shaw Pipeline Services and FMC Smith Systems. Ryan is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (B.A.I. Engineering, B.A. Mathematics) and Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, Texas (M.B.A.).
Katie Sallee, Vice President and Controller
Katie Sallee has been with AIRIS since its inception in 2012. She oversees the operations, financials and human resources. Previously, Sallee worked as controller at KSW Oilfield Rental. Her experience includes nine years with Thermal Specialties Inc., a privately held industrial furnace manufacturer, as controller and as accounting manager for Indiana Glass. Sallee graduated from St. Gregory’s University with a B.S. in business administration and earned her M.B.A. from Texas A&M.
Rob Heiberger brings with him more than 12 years of experience with oilfield service companies. He started his career as a field engineer with Schlumberger in Russia, and quickly worked his way up to Field Service Manager. He was responsible for Schlumberger’s largest pressure pumping operations in Russia. After that, he was transferred to Williston, just in time for the huge expansion starting in 2009. In 2011, he joined a small, private startup company called Bayou Well Services. During his time at BWS he served as Operations Support Manager and then Vice President of Pressure Pumping. He was responsible for all aspects of the Pressure Pumping including authoring SOPs, creating training and career development programs, technical equipment evaluation and monitoring, personnel management, and sales for new clients. He has been involved in district startups numerous times, as well as rapid district expansion. He brings with him a great attitude towards safety awareness and service execution. He graduated from Texas A&M with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Joseph Kraham, CIH, CSP is the Director of Industrial Hygiene with AIRIS Wellsite Services. Mr. Kraham focuses on leading clients to full compliance with the OSHA Standard, designing and implementing effective IH systems, overseeing AIRIS’ team of Industrial Hygiene technicians completing well pad assessments and developing AIRIS’ Total Dust ControlTM patent pending process which includes an objective database for silica assessments. He has over twelve years of Environmental, Health & Safety experience, including multiple international assignments. Mr. Kraham’s diverse background includes chemical, military, and oil & gas industries with blue chip companies; Chevron Phillips, General Electric, Raytheon and Exxon Mobil. Before joining AIRIS, Mr. Kraham worked with ExxonMobil where he was a Project Health Advisor / Program Manager. During this time, he oversaw multiple industrial hygiene related initiatives, analysis, and programs including a review of global impact(s) of Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). Mr. Kraham is an expert with data and reporting analysis. Mr. Kraham holds a BS in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Certified Safety Professional.
Board of Directors
Dr. Cornelius Dupré II
Cornelius Dupré has served as the chairman of Dupré Interests, an investment and private equity firm, since founding the company in 2004. Dupré is also founder and chairman of Dupré Energy Services LLC, a group of oilfield service companies, including the predecessor to AIRIS. He has also served as senior vice president, sales and marketing of National Oilwell Inc. and as co-founder, chairman and CEO of Dupré Companies, a group of oilfield services companies, from November 1981 until the company’s merger with National Oilwell Inc. in July 1999. Dupré serves on the Board of Directors of Energy XXI Limited, Caza Oil & Gas Inc., Domain Energy Partners, Crystal Fuels and Foundation Energy. He belongs to a number of industry groups, as well as charitable and community organizations, including board positions with Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association, National Ocean Industries Association, Board of Independent Producers Association Mountain States, Sam Houston Area Boy Scouts of America and Spindletop Charity Foundation. Dupré graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science, received his M.B.A. from Northeastern University, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Louisiana State University Law Center.
Will Franklin is a managing director at Lime Rock Partners. Currently based in Houston, he joined Lime Rock in 2003 and has worked in the firm’s Houston; Calgary; and Westport, Connecticut, locations and has played a leadership role in the firm’s investment efforts in the oilfield service and E&P sectors in North America and internationally. Before joining Lime Rock, he had experience in private equity, energy company operations and energy finance at Riverstone Holdings, Simmons & Company, and Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin (B.A., B.B.A.) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.). He serves on the boards of a number of Lime Rock Partners portfolio companies worldwide.
Andrew Gautier-Winther joined the Lime Rock Partners team in 2012 and is now a vice president in the firm’s Houston office. Prior to joining Lime Rock, Gautier-Winther was an analyst in the Houston based Oil & Gas Group of Lazard Frères where he worked on M&A and restructuring transactions. He is a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia (B.S.).
Harm-free Wellsites Exist.
And, we can help you achieve them. Our compliance and regulatory experience help you implement solutions that can reduce risk and vulnerabilities.