Our MissionTo set the standard for manufacturing quality and customer service in the petroleum testing industry.
Our VisionTo operate with excellence, achieve corporate growth, and develop strong community alliances.
|Be safe||Work Smart||Have fun|
|Plan ahead||Focus on quality||Execute with urgency|
|Work together||Communicate frequently||Do what you say|
|Innovate often||Have confidence||Exceed expectations|
|Support each other||Take responsibility||Build your community|
|One team||One family||One Company|
Eric R. Calderon – President
Born in Houston, Texas, Eric R. Calderon serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of L-K Industries. Mr. Calderon previously worked as an engineer for Concho Resources in the Permian Basin. In this role, he gained valuable field experience in drilling and operations. Later he moved into a corporate engineering role where he assisted with the evaluation of corporate reserves and strategic acquisitions. Prior to his role with Concho Resources, Mr. Calderon worked with ExxonMobil as an international reservoir engineer and with Chevron as an offshore engineer in the Gulf.
In 2012, Mr. Calderon had the privilege of working for House Speaker John Boehner on energy policy and legislation. Today, he serves as a board member of the Global Alumni Board for Harvard Business School and is a Founding Board Member of the Harvard Latino Alumni Association.
Mr. Calderon earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Dwan Thomas – Vice President
Mrs. Thomas joined L-K Industries in 2016. She cofounded Verge Energy Consulting, a firm focused on oil & gas finance and strategy, and previously worked for Air Liquide. At Air Liquide, Mrs. Thomas participated in the ALLEX Program – a two-year rotational development program for top engineering graduates. Next as a Quality Management Specialist, she revamped quality processes and procedures, and performed facility audits to determine FDA compliance. She was later a field project engineer – designing, budgeting and managing the installation of cryogenic airgas supply systems across the Central Plains. Mrs. Thomas earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She serves as Secretary of the ASTM E20.05 Committee on Testing Measurement and volunteers for the Houston Independent School District. When not in the office, Mrs. Thomas enjoys creating artwork, sports, CrossFit and sci-fi movies.
01 January 1930
L-K Pump Valve Company Founded by Louis Hill Kennon
01 January 1951
Louis Kennon and Sam Melton partner to design an oilfield centrifuge
01 January 1952
L-K Pump Valve moves to its current location on Lawndale Street
01 January 1953
L-K changes its name from "L-K Pump Valve Company" to "L-K Industries, Inc."
01 January 1957
L-K manufactures the "Melton" centrifuge
01 January 1962
ASTM Standards released based on Melton Centrifuge
01 January 1963
API Standard released for centrifuge testing
01 January 1967
Joseph H. Hugghins named President of L-K Industries, Inc.
01 January 1996
L-K designs the first Transport Series Centrifuge
01 January 1999
L-K designs the Benchmark Centrifuge
01 November 2012
Kennon Hugghins named President of L-K Industries, Inc.
16 April 2015
L-K Industries is acquired by Eric R. Calderon