Shale Support hires director, VP

By |  August 15, 2018

Shale Support, a provider of frac sand and logistical solutions to the oil and gas proppant market, hired Leslie Gillespie as director of supply chain and Keith Tubandt as vice president of production management.

Gillespie will be responsible for overseeing the company’s logistics, production and sales capabilities. She previously worked at Superior Silica Sands, serving as master scheduler and eventually supply chain manager. Gillespie has also worked in materials, shipping and receiving, export compliance and forecasting for an avionics company.

Tubandt will oversee all production for the organization, including daily production, process improvements at both wet and dry plants, capital improvements for new product lines and preventative maintenance programs to optimize the plant’s production availability, according to the company. He most recently served as a full-time consultant for American Silica.

“Both Leslie and Keith came to our organization with the highest of recommendations from respected individuals within our industry,” says Kevin Bowen, CEO and co-founder of Shale Support. “With more than 60 years of professional experience between them, both Leslie and Keith will undoubtedly help to enhance our supply and production processes, enabling us to provide even better service to our customers and industry partners.”

Gillespie will work in the company’s Fort Worth, Texas, office while Tubandt will be based in Picayune, Mississippi. Both will report directly to Shale Support president and co-founder Jeff Bartlam.

Zach Mentz

About the Author:

Zach Mentz is the managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. He also serves as the managing editor for Portable Plants & Equipment magazine. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University, where he served as editor in chief for the university’s student newspaper, The Carroll News. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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