Houston West Chapter
The Katy chapter of Oilfield Connections is a great way for oil & gas professionals to network on a monthly basis. The Katy chapter has strong participation from the nearby Energy Corridor in West Houston. This group is a perfect place to meet like minded oil & gas professionals to develop business relationships and create friendships for life.
Meeting Schedule - 3rd Tuesday every month
Meeting Location - Falcon Point Golf Club, Katy, TX
I have been happily married for 25 years to Connie Aucoin, and I have two amazing sons, Gage and Sean. I have been in the Oil and gas industry for over 25 years, after serving our country in the United States Army National Guard. I have a passion for my family, God, and people. Then I found Oilfield Connections International (OCI), where I found an organization that had meetings with an opening prayer and the pledge of allegiance, and that’s when I knew I was in the right place. I truly enjoy OCI, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve as a volunteer, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds!!!
Chapter Vice President
“I’ve been working in Oil & Gas for about 20 years. My background is primarily in the safety market with an emphasis on safety and catalyst services. I first became involved with OC through Sarge Summers. He and I have stayed in contact over the years and have helped each other out where we could. When he spoke about the vision he had for OC, I knew I would love to be a part of this organization. I feel like OC is the perfect place to connect with my peers who offer support and encouragement. A group as strong and as large as OC is invaluable for finding out what’s happening within the Oil & Gas industry and providing new ideas for future business. I’m very excited to be working with this collaborative and knowledgeable group!
In my free time, I enjoyed spending time with my family – my husband Stephen and my two daughters Harper & Hunter. We especially love to go fishing at our bay house in Matagorda!”
Eric Klumb is a Global Supply Chain Director and Consultant with 20 years of career experience, 15 years spent in the Oil and Gas services and chemical manufacturing. He has led departments, projects and teams of varying sizes to identify cost-savings opportunities and has implemented creative solutions to increase the efficiency of operational processes, resulting in a consistent track record of optimization over the last 15+ years.
Eric lives in Richmond, TX with his wife who is a small business owner, their 8-yr old son who has endless amounts of energy. He enjoys food, camping, food, road trips and food. He also enjoys coaching others and pursuing his own entrepreneurial ideas.
I joined Oilfield Connections because I wanted to be part of a group of successful, like-minded people with desires to help others, and after hearing how quickly the group has expanded in a short amount of time, I knew this was an incredible opportunity to develop relationships with some great people.
Chapter Membership / Events Co-Chair
Christian is a graduate in petroleum engineering from West Virginia University. He has experience as an E&P completions engineer, as well as technical sales engineering.
As active members of Second Baptist Church, Christian resides in Katy with his wife Molly, and their dog Jack.
Chapter Veterans Affairs Officer
Ken Hacker is the Division Manager of Major Projects for Inspection Associates, Inc. He also holds the position of Training Manager and Health and Safety Officer. He has recently retired from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years of honorable service. Although new to the oil and gas industry, he brings over 20 years of managerial and leadership experience to the table. In addition, he has a full spectrum of experience in operations, project, security, safety, logistical, risk management / mitigation, and quality / production control spanning multiple logistical, aviation, and administrative levels in both combat and non-combat environments.
Ken was born in Corpus Christi, TX and raised in Montgomery County, TX. After his Marine Corps retirement, he now resides in Magnolia, TX. He is a blessed father of a beautiful 11-year-old daughter, Addison Hacker.
I have been fortunate to have recently completed an internship through the Department of Defense Skillbridge Program, with Inspection Associates, Inc. Upon the completion of the internship I was offered and accepted a full-time position, thus beginning my new career in the oil and gas industry. The opportunity that this internship has offered, has been vital in the smooth transition from the last 20 years of my military service to my now new career. In addition to continuing to grow in this new career field, I am determined to continue to strive to be a staunch veteran’s advocate. I am honored to be accepted to the position of Veteran’s Affairs Officer for the Houston West chapter of OCI. I look forward to the education and mentorship provided from not only the OCI leadership team, but from each person that has chosen to be a part of the OCI family.
Jose Morales is a Project Manager/ Superintendent for Neal Construction, Inc. Has been in the oil and gas construction industry for over 26 years. Specializing in pipe fabrication, for facilities, plants, refineries, valve sites on Right of ways. Jose successfully manages multi-million dollar projects and manages over 150 employees. His objective is always to create a safe productive work environment.
In addition to his role as a Project Manager/Superintendent , Jose Morales is also a Senior Pastor at Gravity Church in Katy, Texas where he is passionately involved in serving and reaching the community, surrounding cities, and world missions.