We are ONE company that supports critical bolting to mitigate risk from top of the rig to bottom of the hole, providing the highest quality Bolting in the industry for Critical Oil and Gas Assemblies, worldwide.
We transform the traditional supplier approach by leveraging the combined specialized production and services of our three companies TSP Mfg., U.S. Bolt Mfg. and Subsea Coating Technologies.
WN Global is recognized for its unique Critical Bolting manufacturing and supply chain management programs that are designed to provide streamlined, customized solutions to optimize quality and efficiency.
When he joined U.S. Bolt in 1992, Tom brought 20 years of experience in the hot-forged, critical service bolting industry. He now has over 50 years of management experience in Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Sales and Marketing in this industry. He possesses expert knowledge of bolting for use in commercial nuclear and navy nuclear power generation, gas, steam and hydro-turbine power, aerospace, and all aspects of the Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry.
In addition to being founding chairman of API Specifications 20E and 20F, Tom is a member of many other API Product Committees, providing technical guidance on bolting issues. He has twice been elected President of the Association of Well Head Equipment Manufacturers (AWHEM), and he chaired a committee that created TR1001, Specification for Low Alloy Steel Bolting.
Angela Gill joined WN Global in 2006, bringing her expertise in Talent Acquisition & Management to establish the organization’s Human Resources Department. Angela provides guidance and leadership to executives and senior management. She effectively recruits, manages and retains talent, enabling the organization to maintain a competitive edge with a high-performing motivated workforce.
Angela has over 25 years of experience as an HR professional in the Oil & Gas sector, specializing in Employee Development & Engagement, Performance Management, Recruiting, and Workforce Planning. Her expertise includes Benefits, Compensation, Compensation Design, Compliance, Employee Relations, Policy Development, Health, Safety, Worker’s Compensation, and Strategic Planning. Angela attended the University of Houston, with a major in Psychology. She holds several certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management and HR Houston and is an active member of both organizations.
As Chief Business Officer, Mike utilizes his vast experience by supporting all areas of the business with a focus on improving internal efficiencies and overall financial success for WN Global companies. Mike joined WWN Services LTD, the predecessor company to WN Global, in 2004, where he worked as Chief Financial Officer for many years. In the role of CFO, he also worked directly with TSP Manufacturing and U.S. Bolt Manufacturing, companies that would later become part of WN Global. Mike’s extensive experience working with the owner and leadership of the three organizations has helped him gain a unique perspective on the operational dynamics of WN Global companies and their employee teams.
Mike holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Tech University and a M.B.A. from West Texas A&M University and is a Certified Management Accountant.
As Chief Business Development Officer of WN Global, John brings over 30 years of Oil & Gas expertise in upstream energy. Prior to joining the WN Global Family, John was the Senior Business Development Manager for a major international Oilfield Service Manufacturer, managing business development and marketing activities in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.
John joined the oil industry in 1990 as an engineer. He advanced his career through various sales, operational, technology and management roles in the United States, West Africa, Scandinavia, and Australasia. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and completed 4 levels of Executive Business Management Programs at Texas A&M University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and IADC and has co-written several SPE papers. In addition, John has been awarded the coveted Hart's Award for Innovation and holds several U.S. patents.
As Chief Financial Officer of WN Global, Carlos Canales brings over 30 years of public and private industry financial management experience. He began his professional career as an auditor for KPMG and went on to serve in a wide range of finance and accounting roles in diverse corporate and business settings, including AIG, a public insurance company, Cosentino NA, a private distributor and fabricator, and SBP Holdings, a private equity portfolio company.
Carlos is Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience optimizing working capital and cash flow, securing financing, and developing policies and procedures, internal controls and financial plans. His management experience also includes oversight of accounting and treasury departments.
Carlos is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. He is an active member of Financial Executives International and a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Robert brings over 25 years of Information Technology experience and technical leadership to WN Global. His experience covers a broad range of areas that include security, enterprise applications, data networks and general infrastructure. Robert’s career in the Oil and Gas industry has been spent working in downstream Engineering, Procurement and Construction, midstream transportation and upstream drilling organizations.
Robert holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Houston and an M.S. in Information Architecture from Capitol College. In addition to his academic achievements, Robert has also attained his CISSP, CCNE and MCSE certifications.
As Sales Manager for WN Global, Scott comes to us with over 30 years of fastener experience, from general construction and manufacturing to MRO and all aspects of oil and gas exploration. Scott was a regional manager for Hilti as well as the General Manager for another downhole and MRO supplier to the oil and gas industry. Beginning his career in New Hampshire, Scott has traveled extensively and relocated all over the US to support the organizations that he has represented. Since his graduation, Scott has been in the fastener industry and upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree has been managing high-performing teams within the industry.
Lester Burgess has been with the WN Global family of companies for over 20 years. He has over 40 years’ experience in manufacturing management, metallurgy and quality assurance. Lester chairs ASTM Subcommittee A01.13 on Steel Testing and ASTM Section A01.22.01 on Bolting. He is Vice-Chair of API Subcommittee 21 on Materials and technical lead for API Specifications 20E and 20F. He has authored numerous material and test specifications. Lester is an ASTM Fellow and currently serves as President of the Association of Wellhead Manufacturers (AWHEM). Lester is an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Quality Engineer and sits on the Accreditation Council of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). Lester is the recipient of many industry awards including the highest award of the ASTM Steel Committee - The Founding Committee Award. Lester studied metallurgy at the University of Rhode Island and holds a BS in Economics (statistics) and MBA from the University of Houston. Lester is an avid reader, musician, and enjoys athletics, especially competing in sprint triathlons.
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