Our Management Team

 

Vineet Gupta

Vineet Gupta is the Chairman and Co-CEO at Apex. After graduating with a BS in Management Information Systems from the Indiana Institute of Technology, Vineet worked for several Fortune 500/1000 companies where he was involved in creating and managing teams that excelled at solving problems and completing specific tasks and projects. Vineet has over fifteen years of experience in the Guar Supply Chain industry. With Vineet at the helm, Apex has been growing as the fastest company in the United States for four years in a row (Inc 500/500 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015) With a deep understanding of Guar and the Chemical industry as well as a series of strong relationships within a widening customer base, Vineet has been instrumental in positioning Apex to deliver stellar quality to its customers.

 

Vinita A Gupta

Vinita is the Founder and Co-CEO of Apex. Voted as the 2015 Ernst and Young Gulf Coat EOY finalist; She is a visionary with a keen sense of intellect. She has worked in building the Erosion Control, Dust Control and Manufacturing divisions of Apex. She has spent over nineteen years working in operations, problem solving, strategizing and relationship building. The wide array of roles and responsibilities provide Vinita with a broad base of experience to diagnose and remedy a company’s challenges.  Born into a prominent Indian Industrial conglomerate where creating successful businesses was not only an aspiration but a family tradition, Vinita earned her Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Delhi and earned her degree in Business Management from the University of Notre Dame.

 

Jose Ojeda

Jose Ojeda joined the Apex team as Business Operations Manager in October of 2013.  Jose came to Apex as a sourcing, manufacturing, and cost reduction expert with more than ten years of experience working for top Fortune 500 manufacturing companies.  He holds an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from ITESM (Mexico) and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program.  Trained in strategic negotiations, project management, six sigma, and lean manufacturing philosophies, Jose has been a part of leadership teams of $100 million plus manufacturing projects for General Electric and its affiliates.  As an example of his resourcefulness and efficiency, Jose’s project implementation while at General Electric resulted in the company’s savings of over twenty million dollars.  While being an entrepreneur is his passion, he is also a community advocate for numerous Hispanic causes. Jose lives in Houston, Texas, where he enjoys sports with his wife and two children.

 

Rex Tucker

Born and raised in Big Spring, TX Rex graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering.   His experience includes a variety of positions in technical, operational, and executive roles, most recently with Hexion, and Cadre Proppants. He is one of Apex’s most recent additions and is quickly growing into an excellent addition to the executive team. Rex lives in Central Texas with his wife and three children.

 

Mark Holland

Mark Holland has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry working for Halliburton, Enventure, TETRA and APEX Resources in various field engineering, sales and managerial positions.  Knowledge areas are Sales and Operations Management, Completion Fluid technologies, Formation Evaluation, Radioactive and Explosive Technologies, Land/Offshore/DW Completions and advanced wellbore designs. Currently Regional Sales Mgr with previous travels to over 25 countries worldwide.  Mark has 2 Patents issued, 6 industry papers authored/co-authored and is entered in Conrad and Marcel’s Book of Firsts.  Mark received a BS from Texas A&M University and is a member of SPE, AADE and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts.  Mark and his wife, Vicki, live in the Houston area and have 3 children.

 

Santosh Prabhu

Joined the APEX team in 2015 as their Business Development Manager. Santosh has over 10 yrs. of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, primarily in the fluids side of the business. He has held several leadership (Operational as well as Engineering) positions while working for M-I SWACO (A Schlumberger Company). He has worked in The Rockies, Bakken, California Basin and South Texas. Santosh was instrumental in growing M-I SWACO’s Bakken business between 2007-2011, stream-lining operations & personnel utilization in California basin between 2011-2013 and leading their South Texas Business in 2014. Santosh holds a Master’s degree in Science in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai, India. He enjoys playing golf, water sports and travelling. He lives with his wife Priya and two energetic kids (Aryan and Arjun), who also share the same passion for outdoor activities.

 

Miles Grendel

Miles joined the Apex team in June 2013. Growing up in Michigan, Miles attended Central Michigan University receiving a B.S. in Operations Management. He was instrumental in expanding Apex’s field division and more recently running the production facility in Katy TX.  Miles has worked primarily in the Marcellus, The Rockies, and the Eagle Ford in various roles within the oil and gas industry. Miles relocated to Katy TX and is an avid outdoorsman.