Reciprocating Technology Services Adds Engineering Muscle to a Strong Service Team
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Houston, TX (01/14/2019) – Reciprocating Technology Services (RTS) has added some key engineering expertise and sales management to their team. Frank Hoegler, President of RTS, stated, “RTS grew dramatically in 2018, and we think that trend will continue in 2019. It’s in our client’s best interest for us to make strategic investments in the right talent then put them to work leading and creating a safe and productive work environment for the rest of the team.”
Tom Anderson, Operations & Engineering Director
Tom Anderson joined RTS in 2018. He started his career with GE Power Systems as a Power Generation Repair Engineer focused on the aftermarket repairs of Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines and Generators. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BSME and an MBA in International Business from the University of Texas at Dallas. He obtained his Six Sigma Black Belt certification from GE and was also a Six Sigma instructor for GE’s European Service Center network.
Tom has spent his entire career in various leadership roles in the aftermarket service of industrial equipment with GE Energy, Baker Hughes, Elliott Group and Cook Compression. He has a passion for customer service, around the clock support and continuous process improvement.
Ken Ashraph, Lead Rotating Equipment Engineer
Ken is a versatile technical leader with expertise in new product development, technology strategy and product management. Ken worked for Baker Hughes where he managed the New Product Introduction (NPI) Engines team dealing with analysis execution (CFD/FEA), testing, design and validation to meet engineering design review requirements and tollgate deliverables. Ken also worked with BHGE’s Global Research center for new technology development and integration into new product plans.
Now with RTS, Ken has taken over the development of a new starter systems RTS is introducing in 2019 for big engines like the CB W330 called EcoStart. This is a hydraulic starter system that has zero emissions and several operational benefits including the ability to “slow-roll” the engine. EcoStart is the result of a unique collaboration between Voith Turbo and RTS.
Allen Laribee, Sales Manager
Allen joined Reciprocating Technology Services (RTS) in 2017. He started his career as a field service mechanic. That appreciation for the fundamentals in medium and large bore reciprocating engines and turbochargers has made him an invaluable asset to clients.
Previously, he served in various sales management positions at OEMs and services companies including GE Oil/Gas, Cooper Cameron, Cooper Compression and Elliott Turbocharger. Allen managed key accounts for many prominent companies in the natural gas, nuclear, petrochemical, power generation, marine, and locomotive industries.
“RTS’s growth is impressive. The market is in a transformation period regarding people and equipment. RTS is taking advantage of that and making things happen on time,” said Tony Thornton, President of TTS Energy Services.
As part of the TTS Energy Services portfolio that includes Reciprocating Technology Services, RTS is an OEM alternative that offers agility, innovation and experience delivering industry-leading modernization, optimization, upgrading, aftermarket parts and custom services for our midstream compression clients. Based in Houston, Texas, our team of field service technicians and support personnel serves 6 of the top 10 largest midstream operators in North America.