Management Team

William Sayre

William "Bill" Sayre

Chief Executive Officer

Bill joined Hicor in 2016 and brings nearly 30 years in oil and gas industry experience ranging from business development, marketing, product development, project execution, operations management, and product line leadership focused in the midstream equipment and services sectors.

Prior to joining Hicor, Bill spent 16 years working at Exterran Corporation, a global leader in field gas compression rental, gas compression, production equipment, gas processing and treating, and produced water treating products. He also spent 3 years in Dubai supporting the growth of Exterran's international business. Prior to Exterran, Bill worked for several CNG-focused businesses including Automotive Natural Gas Incorporate (ANGI) and IMW Atlas. Bill also served on the Board of Directors for the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.

Bill has been responsible for leading organizations through the process of bringing new products to market, including configurable compression packages and modular processing facilities. These products reduced lead-times and improved costs and profitability for both his former companies and customers. Bill is a member of Hicor's Board of Directors.

Jeremy Pitts

Jeremy Pitts

Sr. Vice President, Engineering

Jeremy joined Hicor in July 2010 and has been leading the development and commercialization of the hybrid rotor technology since that time. He successfully oversaw the building of the first generation prototype and was responsible for early research & development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain efforts for the Company. Prior to Hicor, Jeremy was the Director of Mechanical Engineering at Energy Innovations, where he successfully led the development of an industrial scale single-axis solar tracking product, Raytracker. Raytracker was acquired by First Solar in 2011.

Jeremy has prior experience at Spirit Aerosystems, where he implemented process improvements in the Research and Development organization to improve their budget allocation process, and at Raytheon – Space and Airborne Systems, where he provided engineering support to several complex opto-mechanical products.

Jeremy holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the MIT School of Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (with Honors) from the California Institute of Technology.

Jeff Martini

Jeff Martini

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

When Jeff joined Hicor, he brought with him over 20 years of experience in oilfield service, manufacturing, equipment distribution, and research and development.

He has served as an operationally-focused CFO of four different startups and as an executive officer of a billion-dollar publicly held corporation. Jeff's industry experience spans a variety of oilfield services, with specialization in artificial lift, directional drilling, and natural gas compression. Additionally, his financial and operational management experience includes a variety of business revenue models, including heavy manufacturing, equipment distribution, rentals, and services.

Most recently, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer of Professional Directional, a leading directional driller, and President of DynaPump, a manufacturer of technologically innovative artificial lift systems.

Previously, Jeff served as Corporate Controller of Stewart & Stevenson, one of the world's largest distributors of heavy equipment, which provides equipment and aftermarket support for some of the best-known industrial brands, including MTU Detroit Diesel, Allison transmissions, Waukesha, and Electro Motive Diesel (EMD). During his tenure there, he oversaw the M&A activities, leading to the transition from public ownership to private equity.

Jeff is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Gettysburg College, is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and has received his Certified Public Accountancy license.

Pedro Santos

Pedro Santos

Founder

Pedro conceived and invented Hicor’s near-isothermal multiphase compression technology while finishing his graduate studies in 2009 and has pioneered the additional technological and engineering developments focused on reducing the cost of transporting gas including delivered CNG on trucks and ships.

Pedro has been the recipient of numerous technical awards including the Goradia Innovation Prize in 2011, and was a winner in 8+ technical and business competitions. Hicor is a recipient of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), most recently awarded a contract from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) which is managed by the US Department of Energy. He has been featured on Compressor Tech Magazine on multiple occasions, Chemical Engineering Magazine, and received the Dominican Republic presidential award in 2012 recognizing the most accomplished professional in the country under 35 years of age. He was named by Forbes as one of its inaugural “30 under 30” award in the field of energy in December 2011.

Prior to founding Hicor, Pedro had been an operations director with a Latin American affiliate of Ingersoll-Rand, one of the world’s largest compression technology and equipment companies, using his expertise to reduce the total operating costs of manufacturing operations throughout the Americas. He holds a certification as one of the youngest professionals to have attained the United States’ Department of Energy’s Airmaster+ certification in compressed air systems and has completed more than 80 industrial energy audits for compression systems.

Pedro received Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra and the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating from both with highest honors and a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan) in Cambridge, MA.

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