Sean Ulmer, CA – President
Sean Ulmer joined the Bidell team in 2010, having been involved in the natural gas compression industry since 1999. Previously, Mr. Ulmer spent eight years with Enerflex Systems Ltd. and its predecessor companies. He held various roles there including Vice President, Production Services where he was responsible for their global rental fleet and North American mechanical service divisions. He also held senior management positions overseeing their low horsepower compression business. Mr. Ulmer has also held various accounting and corporate finance positions including most recently as an Associate Partner in the Transaction Services department of a multi-national accounting firm. Mr. Ulmer holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator.
Mat Clark, CET – Vice President, Sales & Applications
Mat Clark joined Bidell in 2003 and has worked in the oil and gas industry since 1994. Mr. Clark has developed a broad background in the natural gas compression industry that includes field service, leasing fleet coordination, project management and sales. Prior to joining Bidell™, Mr. Clark held several positions at a compression company managing their lease fleet of gas compression and process equipment, leading into a direct sales role. Previously, Mr. Clark worked at an engineering firm in a project management role. Mr. Clark is a graduate of the Petroleum Engineering Technology program at SAIT.
George Kobsar – Vice President, Parts & Service
George Kobsar joined Bidell in 2010 and has been in the natural gas compression industry since 1997. Mr. Kobsar started with Pamco/Enerflex, holding roles of increasing responsibility throughout his career including Partsman, Branch Parts Manager, Warehouse Manager at the Enerflex central facility and ultimately the overall General Parts Manager role. Prior to taking on the General Parts Manager role, Mr. Kobsar was the Branch Manager for Toromont Industries in the Lloydminster area and he also spent some time with Husky Energy as their Mechanical Maintenance Planner in the Lloydminster area. Mr. Kobsar has his Parts Journeyman certificate.
Gana Murthy, P.Eng, MBA – Vice President, Manufacturing, Canada
Gana Murthy joined Bidell in January, 2014 as Engineering Manager and was promoted to Vice President, Manufacturing of Bidell’s Canadian operations in January, 2017. Prior to joining Bidell, Mr. Murthy was Director of Engineering for Exterran Water Solutions and prior to that had spent a number of years with Sulzer Chemtech ltd. holding progressively more senior positions with Sulzer globally. Mr. Murthy was the General Manager for Sulzer Chemtech Canada division overseeing the entire Canadian operation. Mr. Murthy holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree, is a P. Eng in Alberta, has obtained his MBA and also is a registered RPEQ for the state of Queensland, Australia. Mr. Murthy brings an extensive knowledge of all aspects of engineering and manufacturing to Bidell with a focus on quality and cost leadership.
Tom Welch, MBA – Vice President, Manufacturing, USA
Tom Welch Joined Bidell in November 2017 as Engineering Manager, advancing to Manufacturing Manager in February 2018. Leading the US Operations through the initial start-up phase of production, he was promoted to Vice President, Manufacturing of Bidell’s US operations in July, 2019. Prior to joining Bidell, Mr. Welch was Director of Projects for CSD Engineers, a leading consulting engineering firm in the Marcellus and Utica shale gas region. He started his career in the US Navy and transitioned into the private sector with progressively responsible positions in Engineering and Manufacturing Management in the steel industry with Arcelor Mittal Steel and Union Electric Steel as Engineering Manager and Vice President of Manufacturing prior to entering the natural gas industry. Mr. Welch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.