Vice President of Technology
– Ross Rucker joins the team as the Vice President of Technology for PropTester. Ross is a Petroleum Engineer with a background of over 40 years in the industry including cementing, matrix and fracture acidizing, and conventional and unconventional fracture stimulation. Ross oversees the operations of all labs at PropTester as well as specialized projects including the Proppant Transport Research Council. Ross also serves as a Director on the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Gulf Coast Section General Board and has authored multiple SPE and local technical papers. Prior to PropTester, Ross was a Fracture Stimulation Specialist with Aramco Services. He also spent 30 years with Schlumberger assisting with design and post-installation appraisal for fracture stimulation and cement applications for multiple clients across the United States. Ross has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Sales and Marketing Manager
– Michelle Stribling serves as the Manager of Sales and Marketing for PropTester in Houston, Texas. Michelle has spent her entire career in the energy industry. Raised in Midland, Texas, she worked at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum ultimately serving as the Director of Marketing. Michelle was then hired by Cadre Proppants (now part of US Silica) and relocated to their headquarters in Houston, TX. While at Cadre, Michelle was an integral part of the marketing and sales team that launched a new proppant company working with many of the largest service companies in Houston. Following this, she worked in Business Development for GoFrac, LLC to establish a hydraulic fracturing presence in the Eagleford, Permian Basin and the Haynesville Shale. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin where she was recognized as the Outstanding Marketing student for her graduating class.