Thomas G. Hill, JR.
Mr. Hill holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Houston. He founded Tejas in 1999 and conceived the development of the test laboratory systems and construction of the HPHT test bunkers. Previously Tom worked for Camco/Schlumberger, where he designed many new SCSSV’s, which are still being used today. Mr. Hill has been awarded and has filed numerous patents. At Tejas, Tom is active in Business Development, reporting to the CEO.
Robert C. Henschel, JR.
Chief Operating Officer
Robert began his oilfield career at Camco (SLB) developing, testing and servicing SCSSV’s. At Tejas, he has managed the successful development of downhole completion products, including the SCSSV product line for Weatherford International and BJ Services. In addition to his project management responsibilities, Robert is also the Quality Management Rep, and has been instrumental in establishing each of the API monogram licenses Tejas holds today. Mr. Henschel received his BSME from the University of Texas at El Paso. At Tejas, Robert serves as COO, responsible for Management of Projects & Operations.
Director of Technology and Lab Operations
Sebastian began his technology career in the telecommunications industry supporting the infrastructure of a premier U.S. coast-to-coast long distance fiber optic carrier. Moving into the online services industry, he served in various project management roles supporting international data center deployments, domestic data center migrations, new product launches and operational improvement initiatives. Leveraging his experience, as Director of Live Operations, Sebastian helped build a startup online service business growing from 25 to 500+ employees, supporting an international organization on a globally dispersed infrastructure backbone. Sebastian joined the Oil Field Industry and Tejas in 2011. He is the Director of Technology and Lab Operations, responsible for information technology as well as developing and managing the testing services organization. Sebastian has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Houston at Victoria.
Mark holds a master’s degree in Professional Accountancy from Stephen F. Austin State University. While attending the University, he was a prominent member of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting students. Mark began his career in public accounting working for one of Houston’s largest CPA firms. While working at the firm, his first assignment was performing the financial audit for Tejas Research & Engineering, LLC. Mark led the Tejas audit engagement for 6 years and later joined the Tejas Management team as Controller in 2020. Mark oversees the accounting department and is responsible for all financial matters.
Chief Executive Officer
Case started his career with Halliburton as trainee in well bore construction and drill stem testing. He then joined Camco (now Schlumberger) serving in various leadership roles for downhole completions (safety valves, production packers, artificial lift systems and wireline) with emphasis on operations in the Middle East and on business development globally. Mr. Nienhuis led Domestic Business Development at Universal Compression and International Operations at Weatherford Global Compression (now Exterran) with focus on improving gas gathering, gas transmission and gas storage projects. Prior to joining Tejas, he led Business Development at Maverick Engineering, developing projects for upstream production facilities optimization. Mr. Nienhuis is an Automotive Engineering and Business Management graduate from the IVA Institute of The Netherlands. Case serves as Tejas’ CEO, responsible for Sales and General Management
Jason Mailand, P.E., PMP
Director of New Product Development
Jason holds BS and MS degrees both in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California with emphasis on Mechanics of Materials. He started his oilfield career with Camco/ Schlumberger taking products from design to installation. Prior to joining Tejas, Mr. Mailand held critical engineering positions and Canyon Offshore/ Helix in robotic subsea services. Jason has proven expertise in conceptualization and development, which many new downhole patents issued. At Tejas, Jason serves as Director of New Product Development (NPD), responsible for delivering new product developments.
Nathaniel Ward, PMP
Director of Project Management
Nathaniel has spent his life building teams and accomplishing goals for his customers. An expert in the art of seeing the overall picture and keeping the end goal top of mind, Nathaniel’s business experience combined with his project management credentials have provided his customers success in their mission. Nathaniel has a B.S. in Accounting, earned his Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification and has also received his EMBA from the University of Houston. His success in partnerships span from individual clients in the financial services industry, to Fortune 500 companies like American Airlines. As Director of Project Management, Nathaniel is uniquely equipped to handle the needs of our customers, defining a partnership with Tejas that equals success!