Management Team

Energes’ leadership team is comprised of individuals with backgrounds deeply seated in the oil and gas industry. With knowledge ranging from drilling services through completion, production, and support services, our team possesses the skills and understanding necessary to plan and execute a wide range of operations.

The cornerstone of our success is centered on our leadership’s ability to recognize, develop and capitalize on the innate pride of ownership in every employee. We are all driven to deliver the best.

James Pung
// CEO

James E. Pung joined Energes as COO in December 2014 before being promoted to CEO in April of 2015. Prior to joining Energes James has served in various field services and management roles over the past 15 years involved in retail, public utilities, and oilfield services business sectors. James’ oilfield services career began in 2004 with a start-up flowback and hydraulic services company serving the Barnett Shale and Permian Basin which was acquired in 2006 by a global oilfield services company. James has served in a variety of roles from district management up through corporate regional and country management roles. In his role preceding his transition to Energes, James served as a USA Geographical Manager over several product segments, including flowback/well testing, water management, and completion fluids.

Ron Prichard
// CFO

Ron Prichard joined Energes as CFO in April 2015.  Over the past 20 years, Ron has served in a variety of managerial finance and accounting roles.  His broad background includes public accounting, both audit and consulting, and more than a decade of direct industry experience.  During the course of his career, he has had the opportunity to work for companies operating in the oil field service, midstream and downstream sectors.  Ron is well-versed in the unique economic and operational complexities driving the energy markets. 


Kenny Platt
// VP Sales and Marketing

Kenny Platt comes to Energes with more than a decade of upstream oil and gas management experience. Kenny has rapidly progressed in his career from district sales to regional and country sales management, with experience developing and leading teams in every major shale play in the United States. With a field background in Flowback & Well Testing Services and a sales management background in multiple completions and production product lines, Kenny is an excellent fit to lead the Energes sales and marketing team. Kenny joined Energes as VP of Sales and Marketing in July 2015.

Eric Omenson
// VP of Business Development

Eric Omenson started his career in the upstream oil and gas industry in 2001, and has served primarily in sales, recruiting, and business development roles. Early in his career Eric joined a small engineering and consulting firm in Houston, and quickly moved through the organization, ultimately leading worldwide corporate recruiting in a Director role. He then moved to a global oilfield services company to support business development and sales efforts for completion fluids, production testing, and water management services. He was instrumental in the company’s growth in the Rockies market, and served as Area Sales Manager in Denver, where he led sales efforts in CO, WY, UT, NM, MT, and ND. Eric joined Energes in 2016 as Vice President of Business Development and is focused on the growth of the Sand Management service line, working jointly with Energes’ Canadian-based partner, Dynacorp.

Nikolay Spiridonov
// Engineering Manager

Nikolay joined the ENERGES team in March of 2014 supporting our Well Testing / Flowback operations as a field engineer for both the Permian and Bakken divisions. In October of 2015 Nikolay was promoted to Corporate Engineering Manager responsible for leading our technology and technical support functions for all product lines across Energes. Nikolay’s background includes supporting engineering initiatives for various companies both domestically and internationally while serving in roles that included onshore and offshore services. ENERGES is a technology focused company so Nikolay’s experience with process flow, software modeling & calculations, P&ID preparations, data acquisition, and various other production related fields make him a perfect candidate to lead our engineering initiatives. Nikolay is a graduate of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow, Russia with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.

Gareth Young
// Director HSE-Q

Gareth Young started his career in the Oil and Gas Industry in 2002 in a field position, while attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  After graduating with a BA in History in 2004, he was asked to move into the Safety Training field.  During the past 10 years, Gareth has worked as a Trainer, Field HSE Supervisor, District HSE Manager, Regional HSE Manager, and currently holds the position of Director HSE-Q for ENERGES.  He has worked to develop HSE Management systems at two previous companies, as well as developing and launching an internet based HSE Management software suite.  His current role has him tasked with the development and implementation of the company QHSE Management systems and overall HSE support for the company.

Gareth has been an active member of the ASSE since 2008.