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"Our company continues to build on our knowledge, refining our systems while developing new solutions to meet tomorrow’s gas processing needs for the oil and gas industry"

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About Us

Pioneer Energy is a Colorado-based designer and original equipment manufacturer of novel hydrocarbon processing technologies that decarbonize the oil and gas industry. 

The company offers a range of innovative, proprietary systems that capture or elminate emissions sources and turn otherwise wasted or flared gas and liquid streams into revenue generating products. Pioneer offers systems to more efficiently process wellhead fluids, to capture and process associated and non-associated gas streams, and to monetize oil tank battery vapors.

Our systems are skid or trailer mounted, modular, autonomous units that are remotely monitored and controlled. They provide oil producers with tremendous flexibility in equipment deployment and redeployment and superior uptime, while minimizing CAPEX and OPEX requirements.


Pioneer specializes in providing custom engineered solutions at any desired scale to accommodate customers’ unique field conditions, while providing high-quality output streams that meet stringent requirements. 

Pioneer Energy’s engineering, field service, and remote operations teams provide best-in-class support of both domestic as well as international customers’ operations. The company’s knowledge is underscored by their field experience in the Bakken and Denver-Julesburg oil fields. 

We are an original equipment manufacturer of fully integrated natural gas processing plants that range in size from 400 MSCFD to 50+ MMSCFD.

Multiple units can cluster together to address any size gas stream.

Key Team

Eyal Aronoff

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Eyal is a successful, serial 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 primarily on decarbonization of the oil sector by investing in solutions for flare reduction, methane emissions reduction from oil production, and increased utilization of natural gas for clean combustion as a replacement for diesel fuel. Eyal is a frequent speaker on topics such as energy security, meeting methane reduction targets for the oil and gas industry, Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), the relationship between ESG and economic growth, responsible industrial decarbonization, the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

Eyal Aronoff - CEO

Joseph E Palaia IV
VP of Business Development

Joseph has been leading Pioneer Energy’s pursuit of business in the flare gas capture and modular hydrocarbon processing space since 2014, negotiating and closing both domestic and international deals. Joe brings to bear a broad skill set and experience base in technology development, management, strategy, communications, business development and contract negotiation.

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 in leadership roles as a senior technical and business consultant on major international projects, helping to establish the first electric vehicle conversion shop in Singapore and leading development of a space themed entertainment project. Joe has built and led several aerospace startup companies executing NASA contracts which included lunar spacecraft development.

In his spare time, Joe closely follows the emerging commercial space industry and is a veteran of two simulated Mars expeditions in the Canadian Arctic.

Joseph E Palaia IV - VP Business Development

Nicole Lane
Corporate Relations Officer

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Anthony Maltese
Operations Manager

Anthony 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 who 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.

Anthony Maltese - Operations Manager

Nicole is Corporate Relations Officer at Pioneer Energy. Her passion is building and stewarding sustainable relationships with customers and working with clients to bring solutions to their business challenges. She is spearheading efforts to build and expand Pioneer’s local, regional, and global image and reputation. Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration and Management from Indiana University. She joined the team in 2017 after serving in administrative and corporate relations roles with Clabber Girl and Swagelok.  She was raised in Indiana and still holds true to her midwestern values. 

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Rich Frommer

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Rich has over 45 years of petroleum Exploration and business management experience. Proved track record of growing assets of companies that were ultimately successfully sold or merged. Rich recently retired from Great Western Petroleum which was merged in PDC Energy, Inc for $1.4 Billion. Prior to that, Rich was instrumental in the development of assets and ultimate sale of Samson Resources in 2011 for $7.2 Billion.

Innovators decarbonizing the oil and gas industry

Max Rose

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CEO of Pontis Partners, a strategic advisory firm, and Vice Chairman of the Soufan Group, a global intelligence and security consultancy. Formerly a U.S. Army Infantry Officer, he served in Congress representing New York's 11th District and chaired the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism. 

Max was also Senior Advisor on COVID to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, receiving the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. A decorated Army veteran with a Bronze Star and Purple Heart, he holds a bachelor's degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Social Science from the London School of Economics. Rose is recognized as a Crains' 40 Under 40 and a contributor to major news outlets.

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