Russell during his career has owned and managed numerous manufacturing and service companies with both domestic and international operations. The latest company was The Flexitallic Group, Inc for which he was the Chairman, President & CEO. Russell is also a co-investor with the private equity group, Freestone Partners, LLC, who through a fund owns controlling interest in Warfab LLC. Russell is a past Chair of The Valve Manufacturers Association, past Chair of Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (“PESA”) and past director of American Petroleum Institute (“API”). He has BBA from the University of Houston.
VP / Chief Financial Officer
Joe is an experienced financial executive including roles as Accounting Manager, Controller, and Chief Financial Officer. Joe has a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University and is a Certified Management Accountant.
VP Sales & Marketing
Joey is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Business Administration. He has 35+ years of domestic and international management experience in the mining/construction equipment industry with major equipment OEM’s and distributors.
Mike brings 20+ years of sales and operations experience to Warfab. The last 17 years have been spent in the Oil and Gas services industry, most recently with B&D Flowback where he served as VP of Operations. Mike is a proud member of the Texas A&M University Class of 2002 where he studied Agricultural Development and was a member of the 1998 Big 12 Football Championship team.
Marty (Buff) Thomas
VP Mining Sales
Marty brings 35+ years of Mining field operations, project management and sales experience to Warfab, including intimate knowledge of the maintenance, repair and operation of all dragline designs. Marty also brings extensive international experience to the team.
Senior Sales Manager – Mining
Chris brings 20+ years of Dragline Mining field operations, project management and sales experience to Warfab. Managed numerous major outages including base and hardware replacements, gear case overhauls, alignments, modifications and troubleshooting.
Industrial Sales / Technical Support
Chief Engineer / P.E.
Jim is an experienced mechanical engineer in the areas of mining equipment and industrial equipment with a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from The Ohio State University. He is also a Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio and the state of Queensland, Australia.
Senior Engineer / P.E.
Eddie earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in May of 2000 and has been in the mining / construction industries for over 20 years. He has worked for 2 major mining companies in the US focusing on heavy and light equipment upgrades and modifications with a heavy emphasis on Draglines.
Regional Manager Southeast
Kenneth brings 25+ years of welding and maintenance experience to the Warfab team. Kenneth has experience as a welder/fitter, millwright, maintenance supervisor, and project manager in both mining and power generation facilities.
Regional Manager Gillette
Gregg has been in the mining/construction industry for 35+ years with a Parts, Service and Sales background for a wide variety of equipment including haul trucks, loaders, and large hydraulic excavators. Gregg also has extensive international management experience.
Regional Manager Power Generation