Eyal Aronoff is a serial, successful entrepreneur. Eyal is a co-founder of Quest Software, which sold to Dell in 2012 for USD 2.4 billion. Since leaving Quest Software, he has co-founded and invested in a variety of businesses, including e-commerce, specialty financing ventures, and a range of consumer product companies. Over the past decade he has built expertise in the oil and gas space, focusing particularly on increasing US oil production and global utilization of natural gas for electricity, cooking fuels and transportation.
Gevorg Sargsyan is Chief Technology Officer at Pioneer Energy. Driving forward Pioneer's customer focused efforts, Gevorg serves as a critical bridge translating customer requirements into field deployable products and services. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he gained experience in heat transfer, thermodynamics, process separation and reaction kinetics. He has extensive experience in metal fabrication, pressure vessels, high temperature reactors, machinery, and has a proven track records of strong technical and leadership capablity.
Mr. Sargsyan joined Pioneer Energy in 2009, and has led the engineering efforts on several key projects including the Flarecatcher and Vaporcatcher product lines. He leverages his extensive hands-on oil field experience to ensure superior field performance of Pioneer Energy equipment.
Joseph Palaia is Vice President of Business Development at Pioneer Energy. He has been leading the company's pursuit of business, negotiating and closing domestic deals while pursuing major international customers since 2014.He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
Joe holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Nuclear Science & Engineering from MIT, and has completed an intensive executive education course at Harvard Business School. He has served as a senior technical and business consultant on major international projects. In his spare time, Joe assists the efforts of the non-profit Mars Society and is a veteran of two Arctic expeditions.
Ann Norman is General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa for Pioneer Energy. She has been sharing her time between Africa and the U.S. for the past 14 years. She has been instrumental in introducing U.S. companies into emerging African markets, as well as showcasing and driving foreign direct investment in Africa, particularly in the healthcare, energy and infrastructure spaces. She brings a unique knowledge and working experience of financing and investment mechanisms for emerging African markets, and has successfully worked with both private sector banks, as well as development institutions to bring financing and funding for infrastructure and energy programs throughout Africa. She is fluent in French.
Anthony Maltese is a dedicated and collaborative operations manager with nearly a decade of experience managing dynamic projects in the oil and gas industry. His roles as a Fracturing and Stimulation Field Service Manager and Deployment Manager for Schlumberger have shaped him into an innovative field leader that develops creative ideas into effective and data-driven plans.
Anthony joined Pioneer Energy's team in 2018 and is dedicated to implementing continuous improvement practices that build field performance of Pioneer Energy technology while delivering leading field service to our customers. Anthony holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University.
Kevin Hotton is Principal Design Engineer at Pioneer Energy, with special expertise in advanced refrigeration systems and environmental compliance. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. He has extensive experience in heat-transfer, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and structural engineering, as well as expertise in emission management and compliance. He has been a core member of the engineering team at Pioneer Energy since April, 2010.