Management Team

William “Bill” Sayre

Chief Executive Officer

Bill joined Hicor in 2016 and brings 30 years of 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 cost and profitability for both his former companies and customers. Bill is also a member of Hicor’s Board of Directors.

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 various 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.

Jeremy Pitts

Sr. Vice President, Engineering

Jeremy joined Hicor in July 2010 and has been leading the development and commercialization of the compression technology since that time. He has successfully overseen the building of multiple generations of compressor prototypes and is responsible for research & development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain efforts for the Company. Previously, 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 led process improvements in the R&D organization, and at Raytheon – Space and Airborne Systems, where he was involved in engineering and R&D.

Jeremy holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the MIT School of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree 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.