CHAIRMAN - FOUNDING PARTNER
Joe Wallender is a chemical engineer from Texas Tech University with 33 Years of experience in the oil & gas industry including his current role as chairman & founder of Reset Energy. From Reset Energy’s inception, Joe’s leadership in all areas of the business have been critical as he has combined his roles in plant process engineering, plant start-up and commissioning, recruiting, business development and executive management to establish the company as a top tier plant provider.
Prior to founding Reset Energy, Joe was Director of Business Development and Engineering at Kinder Morgan Treating, LP (formerly South-Tex Treaters) utilizing the different skill sets developed over his career.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris Villegas graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering in 1996. Over the past 25 years, he has held a variety of positions with upstream, midstream operating companies, an engineering design firm and a process equipment design and fabrication company. He has extensive experience with conceptual design, installation, and plant equipment operations in oil and gas.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Steve Scribner began his career in the oil and gas services industry in 1991. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University receiving a B.B.A. in Finance.
He has spent the last 30 years in the natural gas facilities business beginning with Hanover Compression in 1991 and joining Valerus Compression Services in 2004 as a founding partner eventually assuming the role of Director of Sales before departing in 2012.
Since then, Steve has experienced a wide array of commercial responsibilities in the oil & gas facilities equipment sales and rental businesses, assuming roles as VP of Business Development and VP of Marketing and Sales with several fabrication companies. In 2016 he joined Reset Energy as the VP of Business Development and has utilized his ability to network with and nurture both newly formed and longtime professional relationships to provide significant growth opportunities for the company. Steve is a member of the Permian Basin International Oil Show Board of Directors (PBIOS) as well as a member of the National Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) Board of Directors.
David Rosales, CPA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David A Rosales graduated from St Mary’s University with BBA- Accounting and Our Lady of
Lake University MBA – Finance. Certified Public Accountant in state of Texas. Joined Reset
Energy in 2019. Prior to joining Reset he worked for USAA (Fortune 100 Company) for 35 years
as Senior Financial Officer level executive with extensive years of managerial and financial
expertise in the financial services industry. Including Real Estate Industry (Corporate and
Investment). Throughout his tenure at USAA, he was involved in all financial aspects integral in
operating a financially sound operations to include, strategic planning, project management,
process improvements, forecasting and budgeting for operational and Capital expenditures,
asset management associated with physical capital expenditures, accounting and operational
systems evaluations, employee development, cost benefit analysis, contract negotiations and
management, partnerships and joint venture. Preparation of financial analysis and financial
reporting. David is a member to the Texas Society of CPA’s and AICPA
VICE PRESIDENT - TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Ben Ciotti graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from in 2013 where he focused his studies on green chemistry and carbon capture technologies. He has experience in process design and engineering, manufacturing, heat transfer, business development, and mechanical design.
After graduation, Ben worked as a Sales and Design Engineer for a company specializing in heat transfer and fluid flow. As many of his customers were in the midstream and downstream oil and gas sector, this allowed him to gain knowledge and experience preparing him to enter the natural gas processing and treating industry.
After joining Reset Energy in 2014, Ben worked as a process engineer and assisted with project management and customer proposals. As the company grew, Ben was promoted to lead Reset Energy’s engineering, supply chain, design, and quality groups. Ben’s current role is managing Reset Energy’s Technology and Product Development Group which focuses on developing new products and technologies for Reset Energy and guiding Reset’s path through the energy transition.
VICE PRESIDENT - MANUFACTURING
Austin Feltner graduated from the University of Texas at the Permian Basin in 2017 after spending several years working in manufacturing, plant process design and working as a plant start up specialist. At a young age he worked summers and weekends at Allied Equipment as a trainee. He eventually became the General Manager of Allied Equipment Company managing the on-site fabrication of gas plant equipment through the field deployment of the newly fabricated equipment.
He spent 9 years at Allied and then teamed with Chris Villegas and Mike Hardesty to form a new enterprise with Heroes Energy Solutions. Two years later, Austin joined Reset Energy as the VP of Manufacturing after Heroes was purchased by Reset Energy. In his career, Austin has spent a significant amount of time as a Welder, Pipefitter, Quality Control Manager, participant in technical process reviews and Plant Start-up Technician all enabling him to use these experiences to lead the Reset Energy manufacturing efforts.
VICE PRESIDENT - TECHNICAL SERVICES
Mike Hardesty started his career with Warren Petroleum in 1984 and worked his way into an Operations Manager’s position with Targa Resources managing the West Texas and SE New Mexico regions. His job responsibilities ranged from Roustabout, Welder’s Helper, Compressor Mechanic, Plant Operator, Plant Manager and Operations Manager. Beyond his time with Targa Resources, Mike joined Heroes Energy Solutions as Vice President of Operations eventually joining Reset Energy in June of 2020.
VICE PRESIDENT - CONVENTIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Kelley LaRue graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering in 2003. After graduation she joined BP where she held a variety of positions supporting offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2008 she joined Ortloff Engineers Ltd. (now UOP) as part of their Sulfur Recovery group. She has extensive experience in process simulation, troubleshooting, and design package development for sulfur recovery, tailgas cleanup, sour water stripping, and amine treating systems. She joined Reset Energy as the Vice President of Engineering in 2021.
VICE PRESIDENT - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Denver Merryfield began his career in the oil and gas services industry in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma receiving a B.B.A. in Marketing.
He has spent the last 14 years in the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream O&G business beginning as a Floorhand with Double D Drilling and ending his Upstream career at Latshaw Drilling as a Safety Manager.
Since then, Denver has experienced a wide array of commercial responsibilities in the Oil & Gas equipment sales and assuming roles as Global EPC Sales Manager and Global Business Development Manager for Pall Corporation. In 2021 he joined Reset Energy as the Director of Business Development and has utilized his ability to network with and nurture both newly formed and longtime professional relationships to provide significant growth opportunities in existing and new markets for the company.
VICE PRESIDENT - EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
J Anguiano has over 24 years of experience in the application of NGL and LPG recovery technologies in the global gas processing market. He graduated from Texas Tech University (1997) and the University of Texas Permian Basin (2002) with bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science, respectively. Right after graduating from Texas Tech, he joined Ortloff Engineers and for over 20 years he was progressively responsible for process development, design, engineering, and project execution of hydrocarbon liquids recovery projects worldwide. He later became the Honeywell UOP global technology manager for NGL, LPG, and NRU opportunities where he supported the integration of Ortloff technologies into the UOP portfolio. He is currently focused on cryogenic solutions as well as supporting hydrogen and carbon capture applications.
VICE PRESIDENT - GAS TO POWER
Justin Moody brings twenty plus years of oil& gas, midstream, and power generation experience to Reset Energy. He specializes in turbomachinery and gas compression processes domestically and internationally. Prior to joining Reset, Justin served as Global Director of Business Development for L.A Turbine Corporation and as International Turbomachinery Industry Specialist for Emerson, working extensively in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.
Justin’s track record includes success in both business development and sales. Throughout his career, he has successfully built solid relationships in both national and international markets and developed and won revenue opportunities.
VICE PRESIDENT - MARKETING
Courtney Carstens is a 20+ year marketing veteran with an emphasis in startup and transformation leadership. She spent over 10 years building and growing marketing departments and functions with technology start-ups in the mid- and downstream energy sectors. As a revenue marketer, she has a solid track record of driving marketing departments to meet and exceed revenue goals. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University.