Odessa Texas Chapter

Odessa, TX

Meeting Schedule - 3rd Tuesday of the Month
Meeting Location - TBA 

Chapter Leadership

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TBA

Chapter President

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Kent Rivas

Sr. Vice President

Originally from Lubbock TX, I graduated from Lubbock Christian University and first moved to Odessa in 1996.  I currently serve as the Business Development Manager for the Permian/Mid Con for ThinkTank Products USA Inc. I have been in this role going on 2 years. Prior to that I was working as an outside sales rep for Cisco Equipment here in Odessa. My journey in the oilfield started in 2012 after a 15 year career as a high school soccer coach which has given me a diverse background. I look forward to serving in the VP role for Odessa and am excited about the team that we have put together in order to grow this chapter. I have a son and 2 future stepsons with my beautiful fiancé. I enjoy the great outdoors especially the mountains of Colorado while hunting and fishing. 

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kent@thinktankpi.com

M: (432) 853-4524

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Maira Vargas

Vice President

My name is Maira Vargas. I was born and raised in Odessa, Tx. I graduated from Odessa High School and furthered my education at Odessa College where I received my Associates Degree in Business. I come from a long line oil and gas professionals in my family both men and women. This has created a passion and motivation to provide solutions in the oilfield industry. My current management role with the family business at Amigo Pipe & Equipment has given me the ability to provide excellent quality services while encouraging others to work hard towards their goals just as I have. This company has been in our family for 23 years and I’m proud to work alongside of my dad and brother. I hope to inspire my own daughters to be women of faith who live and thrive in the workplace with integrity and an exceptional strong work ethic.

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m.vargas@amigopipe.com

M: (432) 438-1848

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Rya Stone

Treasurer / Secretary

I’m currently the President & CEO of ClickOnHR, a Texas based HR Advisory & Audit Firm specializing in strategic planning and project execution of Human Capital Management(HCM).My previous experience as a Senior HR Executive includes leading private equity backed company formerly known as Independence Oilfield Chemicals through major acquisition by Innospec, a Global Chemicals Manufacturing company. As an officer and stakeholder at Independence Oilfield Chemicals, we made significant contributions to the EBITDA $/bottom line by developing specific cost reduction solutions, resulting in being successfully acquired by Innospec (IOSP). I’ve led several Change Management Initiatives including SOX Implementation with COSO controls, companywide re-orgs, leadership development programs, HRIS and payroll system implementations. My 15 years of HR experience has created a diverse background that has helped shape my belief that an investment in people is essential to creating a thriving and rewarding life.

rya@clickonhr.com

M: (832) 390-9600

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Darrell Ortiz

VP - Innovation & Technology

Darrell Ortiz, CEO & Founder of CDM Software Solutions, Inc.Professional BiographyCDM Software Solutions, Inc. ∙ 2591 Dallas Parkway ∙ Suite 300 ∙ Frisco, Texas ∙ (972) 469-3082Over three decades ago, the planet was set on its axis. From a time when computers were not a staple of how we function and those that existed utilized the elemental PC-based DOS, technology became the driving force impelling the reshaping of society. On the cusp of such transformative change, Darrell Ortiz, a 19-year University of Texas at Austin student, had an idea. Founding CDM Software Solutions, Inc., with a vision and a handful of employees, he leapt into the software technology revolution, and with subsequent unparalleled growth in logistics, Homeland Security and Oil & Gas asset tracking sectors, he has assumed a global leadership role serving an international clientele ranging from small home businesses to top Fortune 500 titans, as well as working with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and Major League sports franchises. The recognition for CDM spans a ranking among the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers by Inbound Logistics magazine to being named as the third-fastest growing private company in the region.by Houston Business Journal. It has also been designated as a CERTIFIED U.S. CUSTOMS software provider since 1990. The company has also notably grown, with 100 top professionals around the world with global alliance partnerships with Roanoke Insurance Group, Omni-ID, IBM, Impinj, GT Nexus, and Descartes When asked to describe his approach as a leader, Darrell is characteristically humble, identifying personal strengths of an adaptability depending on the project and the timeline to completion. When a customer describes what they see as insurmountable challenges, he consistently demonstrates the ability to expertly apply technology, business rules, and therein, deliver a software product that meets the needs of operations through management. This goes far to explain CDM’s growth and extraordinary 99 percent customer retention rate or as Darrell explains, “by staying agile, we’ve been able to see our customers through the dotcom bubble, energy crises, the energy boom, an increasingly connected global marketplace and much more,” The innovations pioneered by the firm with Darrell at the helm include Cargo Intelligence, a product enabling mission critical global asset tracking utilizing GPS, RFID, IoT and Barcode technologies with On-Demand Tracking and Exception Notifications, offering comprehensive shipment compliance and regulatory solutions for the United States, European Union, Canada, Japan, Singapore and China and CDM Asset Tracking, one of the first tablet and web-based asset tracking software solutions designed to enable Oil & Gas service providers/producers, Utility Contractors, airports, professional sports teams, broadcasting and manufacturing companies to effectively manage their assets utilizing that the latest in data capture technologies.

darrell.ortiz@cdmsoft.com

M: (630) 453-4226 

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Isabelle Martinez

Sponsorship Chair

Isabelle began her career as a supplier of services for the Oil and Gas community managing workforce housing facilities in South Texas. From there she was promoted to a dual role of Regional Sales for Texas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota and South Texas Regional Manager of Operations. Currently, Isabelle is the Senior Sales Executive for Custom Touch Village. CTV locates key properties convenient to project sites in safe secure areas and develop community-oriented, home-like environments for clients working out in the field. Her strong background managing multi-family communities, asset management, acquisitions, and business development along with knowledge she gained from the Institute of Real Estate Management makes her a knowledgeable leader of lodging for the oil and gas industry.Isabelle believes in empowering women and sharing knowledge to help others succeed. She is proud to have trained both Odessa OCI Sr VP Tiffany Wilson and OCI Fort Worth President Julie Richardson when they both began their journey in oil and gas. However her greatest accomplishments in life will always be her children whom have always been her motivation to succeed. Returning back to her old stomping grounds in April 2021, Isabelle relocated back to Lubbock after 15 years in South and East Texas and is engaged to her childhood schoolmate, John Henry. Strongly rooted in the oil and gas industry, starting from her grandfather, father, uncles, and numerous cousins, Isabelle’s love and respect for the oilfield community strong. She understands the challenges of living through booms and busts. Isabelle has been a member of OCI since 2020 and is honored with the opportunity to serve with such a great group of like minded faith based individuals.

Belle1880@icloud.com

M: (346) 378-8011

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Kelly Luxton

Chapter Chaplain

I was raised primarily in Odessa - but also around West TX as our family followed my Dad’s roughneck-drilling-fishing tool career. My O&G experience started right out of High School in Production Equipment fabrication, design, and sales. Eventually getting an BA in Economics while working at Sivalls, NATCO, & J.W. Williams.          I have gained experience in processes from the Wellhead to the Pipeline, from wellhead separation to Gas Processing & Treating and Water Quality needs. I have met a lot of fantastic men and women who have helped and mentored me. The LORD has blessed me and my wife with two children, their spouses, six Grandsons, and    one Great Grandson.Looking forward to working with the Odessa Chapter and ALL the OCI chapters to help provide a format for our industry’s networking and business growth, our local communities, and our individual personal and spiritual growth.

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kluxton@netwest.com

M: (432) 631-2530

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Michael Veretto

Sponsorship

I was born in and raised in Andrews.I relocated to Odessa, where I married my wife Britni Coots Veretto. Britni and I have two beautiful children Ella,14, who is a sophomore  at Permian. We enjoy watching her play golf for the Varsity Golf Team. Our son Cooper, is a 7th grader Compass Acadamy, and enjoys playing baseball, and video games.  I currently sell a variety of oilfield products. Im a member of the Odessa chuck wagon gang. I’m excited to be apart of the OCI ODESSA CHAPTER and look forward to working along side of the other OCI BOARD to grow the Odessa chapter.

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michaelveretto@yahoo.com

M: (432) 238-4979 

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Michelle Christine

Sponsorship

Hi y’all! My name is Michelle Christine. I was raised in the panhandle of Texas and ventured out on my own to the Permian as a young adult In 2008. I have lived in West Texas for 15 years & my start in oil and gas came in 2016.  I fell in love with the people and comradery in the industry. I enjoy meeting new people across the industry,  attending networking events and overall serving others! I want to leave my mark on all facets of the oilfield. My heart is out in the field getting my hands dirty, but I also strive to cross over & leave my stamp on corporate America. I live my Christian beliefs and that takes the forefront to everything. I would not be where I am today without submitting my life to Jesus and letting him pave my path. It is a goal to set an example of a strong independent woman for my children and show them they can do and be whatever they want! 

God bless America and good ol oil & gas!

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michellecmoreno@yahoo.com

M:  (432) 236-6503

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Kryston Miller

Membership

Kryston Miller is the Permian Sales Account Manager for Cameron Valves, A Schlumberger Company.  She was born in Lubbock, Texas and raised in Midland, Texas. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and continued to Midland College where she studied for her Associates degree in Political Science.  Kryston has over 10 years in the Oil & Gas industry as she began her career 2009 for Peak Completions Technologies and remained with them until she moved on to Cameron/Schlumberger in 2019. Kryston is driven by helping others anyway she can. 

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KMiller20@cameron.slb.com

M: (432) 349-3697

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Le Ann Leffler

Membership

Originally from the Western Slope natural gas community of Grand Junction, Colorado. Le Ann came to the Permian Basin in 2020 to continue her career in the oil and gas industry in the nondestructive testing sector. She recently shifted her focus back into sales where she excels the most.

 

Prior to coming to the Permian Basin, Le Ann is well noted for her part in the Tip the Bill movement that spread throughout the oil and gas community in Colorado as well as New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. 

 

Le Ann is a proud parent of 3 adult children and grandparent of 2 with one more on the way. She loves the oil and gas community like a family. 

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Jim Patterson

Chapter Advisor

Born & Raised in Odessa, TX. Graduate of Permian HS and attended Abilene Christian University-Abilene, TX.  & West Texas University-Canyon, TX.  Sales Career began at local Tank & Vessel Fabricator for many years and moved into Management as VP & GM.  I formed RyKor LLC (named after my first two (02) granddaughters Ryan & Kora) in 2017 and am involved in Produced Water, oil/gas process equipment and  contaminated water treatment technologies (Nutshell Filters, Electro-Oxidation, etc.)  I am the oil/gas factory rep for RVS CORP Bryan, TX. an ASME vessel fabricator, AQUA PULSAR water technologies and several other companies.  I have successfully started several small business companies over the years and am proud to say that all were great adventures that added to my life’s adventure.I have been greatly blessed with a wife of 42 years and three (03) wonderful daughters and am enjoying the role of grandfather to three (03) beautiful granddaughters ages 2, 3, & 4.  Camping, traveling and going to Disney World with the kids lies ahead in my future schedule.  I am active or have been active in the following:  Produced Water Society Technical Committee member past 5 years advising, reviewing and actively involved in the society.  I am a current member of the SPE, AADE, NACE, APICS, ASICS, NAAA (North American Algae Assoc) and now OILFIELD CONNECTIONS.I am looking forward to the challenge of building OILFIELD CONNECTIONS Odessa Chapter with my wonderful and growing leadership team of men and women.   Times are tough right now but faith, patriotism, networking and family will again lead us to better times.  

Jim.patterson@rykor.net

M: (432) 208-8888

Scheduled Chapter Events

Odessa OCI Network - Mixer
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Casa de Windswept 16040 N Windswept Ave. Gardendale, TX 79758
When
Sep 01, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Where
Case de Windswept