Meet the Team
Experience applied. Results delivered.
With more than 350 years of combined experience on our senior team alone, EnSiteUSA brings a wealth of multidisciplinary expertise and a rare perspective on every project.
Kyle Howard, PE
Kyle’s experience in the energy industry encompasses both domestic and international projects. Including an EMBA from Rice University and a Professional Engineer in multiple states, Kyle has served in roles ranging from project engineer, project manager, project director, and executive sponsor pertaining to onshore facilities, compressor stations, and pipeline projects and programs. Kyle’s operational, engineering, and field experience has proven to build and sustain high performing teams with a client first mentality. He remains active in contributing to industry associations through committees, teaching, and technical authorship.
Amir Ashy, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
With over 27 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership, business processes, audit and tax, Amir is responsible for all accounting, treasury, corporate finance and human resources functions. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas.
L.A. "Buster" Gray, III, PE
Executive Vice President
Over 40 years of experience in the management and design of oil and gas pipeline projects with capital budgets ranging from less than $1 million to approximately $5 billion. His experience spans all aspects of pipeline project execution, including engineering, surveying and project/construction management. Buster owned and operated Pipeline Design Enterprises, Inc. After a merger with Universal Ensco, Inc. in 1989, he served as senior vice president until its sale in 2008.
Andy Taylor, PE, PLS
Senior Vice President - Survey Services
Over 27 years of experience in the surveying and engineering professions, the vast majority of which has been in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Andy is a Professional Engineer (PE) in six states and a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in four states.
Jim Alexander, PE
Senior Vice President – EPCM Services
Over 40 years of experience in the energy industry as an accomplished executive with a proven ability to lead teams in the planning, design, construction management and delivery of major capital projects in the domestic and international oil and gas industry. Jim is a valued Professional Engineer having served in executive management roles within operating companies and EPCM consulting firms. He has a proven history as a project director, successfully delivering large complex capital projects on time and within budget involving multiple partners and outside stakeholders for pipelines and facilities. Jim is a respected leader, able to build highly motivated project teams focused on achieving strategic commercial and project objectives.
Vice President – Construction Management & Inspection Services
Over 25 years of experience in administration and business management of engineering, construction management and field inspection of pipelines and related facility projects with capital budgets ranging from less $1M to approximately $90M. Additionally, she has developed her knowledge and skillset by working in a variety of disciplines including operations, marketing, sales, business development and corporate development. As Vice President of Construction Management and Field Inspection, Kim oversees the daily operations.
Jimmie Smith Jr.
Vice President - Energy Storage Solutions
Over 20 years of experience in project and operations management, business services, contracting & procurement. This includes senior leadership roles in major capital projects ranging from $200 million to $3 billion in the energy industry. Retired from Marathon Oil, Jimmie has held executive roles in the energy storage industry. He’s also a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force and Texas Air National Guard with experience in jet propulsion systems and gas turbines.
Director - Land & ROW Services
Over 27 years of experience in Land and Right of Way Services in the oil & gas pipeline industry managing a wide array of projects including multi-state large diameter main line pipelines to small gathering systems. Tina has held a broad range of positions including Project Land Manager, Right of Way Supervisor, Senior Right of Way Agent, Project Administrator, Office Manager, Title Review & Research, Permitting Documents Supervision, and Land Records Administration. With this knowledge & expertise, she is versed in what is required for each project to ensure success.
Scott Cutlip, PE
Senior Project Director - EPCM Services
Scott has over 30 years of progressive experience in engineering, operations, project, and senior management in the energy industry. His experience includes cross-country pipeline projects, facilities, distribution, integrity, and pipeline safety. Scott has the proven ability to build high-performing, client-focused teams, delivering projects that consistently meet or exceed expectations. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in 24 states.
Vice President - EPCM Services
Over 30 years of experience in the natural gas Transmission & Distribution pipeline industry primarily focusing on modernization and maintenance capital projects including large scale AMRP, PRP, and BSCI programs ranging from $1M to $1Billion in total capital cost. Brian’s 16 years of project execution with a large operating company coupled with his consulting experience brings extensive transmission & distribution knowledge that encompasses detailed design, routing & FEED studies, cost estimating, permitting, construction inspection, O&M, and high & low pressure distribution systems and storage facilities.
Nikhil Anthony, PE
Over 19 years of experience in the pipeline industry delivering both liquids and gas projects. Nikhil is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in multiple states with a master’s in mechanical engineering from Florida State. Nikhil has an extensive resume in developing and executing large and small cap EPCM projects across the energy industry spectrum.
Project Director - EPCM Services
Marco has over 16 years of leadership and client relations experience for capital projects in the USA, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Experienced in upstream, field gathering & optimization, midstream, liquids, gas & CO2 and downstream transportation loading/unloading tankers & trucks facilities. He's experienced in FERC projects for gas pipelines, meter stations & compressor stations & supported clients during PHMSA audits. He has an MBA from Rice University, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Houston, has a license to practice engineering in Venezuela & has the EIT certification in Texas.
Vice President - Business Development
Gilbert is an accomplished sales & marketing professional versed in the oil & gas industry for over 15 years. With a proven track record of cross selling engineering & field professional services, he's proven to be client centric and experienced in solution driven thinking to keep the client's needs and expectations primary. Skilled in broadening the company's footprint through industry engagement and event participation, he's continuously building upon client relationships to capitalize on new opportunities. He obtained his MBA at Texas A&M in Kingsville and is a member of the Pipeliners Young Professionals group.
Gary Greer, PLS
Vice President – Survey & Mapping (Houston)
Over 40 years of diverse experience performing, supervising and managing survey work on major domestic pipeline projects and gathering systems. Gary manages projects utilizing GPS equipment for control networks, survey grade (RTK) and mapping grade (Pro-XRS) surveys. Gary is responsible for all phases of survey projects at EnSiteUSA.
Vice President – Technology Solutions
Over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas midstream pipeline industry supporting operations through information technology on domestic and international projects with diversified teams and clients. Baris has led technical development teams executing projects focused in accounting, human resources, vendor management, project management, engineering, GIS and field data gathering. His Master of Business Administration and Master of Industrial Engineering degrees along with Project Management and Scheduling Professional accreditations provide project efficiencies to EnSiteUSA’s clients through innovation and automation.
Vice President – Director of HSSE & Compliance
Over 30 years of experience in the natural gas & liquid pipeline and petrochemical industry with an extensive background in operator qualification and compliance sectors. James has an extensive background in hazard identification and mitigation and is experienced in development of compliance programs to meet OSHA, MSHA and BOEMRE requirements. He has a strong technical background in the construction and inspection of pipeline and pipeline systems, including land and offshore facilities. James is experienced in development and facilitation of federal site security plans as required by Federal MARSEC.
Project Controls Director
Over 25 years of experience in project controls, construction, and engineering on domestic and international projects. Andrea has managed projects on-time and under budget with a track record of implementing new processes and procedures for improved performance. With the knowledge and expertise in cost control, planning/schedule, change management, risk/opportunities, document controls contract management, accounting and estimating. Andrea has the insight to problem-solve various projects from start through completion successfully. As a Chemical Engineer, she provides technical and managerial competencies to improve productivity while achieving commercial and project objectives.
Vice President - Information Technology
Over 15 years of technical and management experience in Information Technology, Program Management, Network Infrastructure and Telecommunications Support. Todd has 10+ years managing a technically diverse staff through the delivery of a high level, consistent and responsive Help Desk services team. As Vice President of Information Technology, Todd oversees the daily operations of managing the EnSiteUSA IT Network Infrastructure while providing high quality customer service to our teammates and clients.
Jessica Marshall, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
With over 10 years experience in HR, Jessica puts people first. She is a seasoned HR professional with experience in a variety of HR functional areas including recruiting, onboarding, employee relations, leadership training & development, benefits, and safety. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s in Public Administration and is a Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP). As Human Resources Manager, she leads a team that provides HR and Benefits solutions with a focus on compliance, technology and customer service.
Vice President – Business Solutions
Over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas services Industry in project management, project controls, information technology management, enterprise business process and solutions design and implementations, business transformation and change management, and business intelligence and reporting suites. Zeynep’s experience managing a wide variety of multi-discipline global projects along with her Master of Business Administration in Engineering Management and Master of Industrial Engineering degrees and her training as a Leadership Coach and Scrum Master, provide EnSiteUSA with best in class technology resulting in project improvements for clients.