Jakeb Bushong is our Inside Sales Representative at the Cleburne TX facility. He has a background in agricultural/industrial water wells, construction, and plumbing. Before moving to Texas in 2019, Jakeb worked in water wells for 8 years and his family’s construction company on & off for basically his whole life. In 2020 he moved into the plumbing industry and earned his Tradesmen license. Jakeb also has a vocational degree in Precision Machining and Manufacturing.
Tracy Curtin has over 20 years of experience in production and sales of pump expendables and pulsation equipment. Starting out in shipping & receiving, Tracy quickly moved to Sales Manager for the Oklahoma, Central Texas, and Kansas territories. From 2006 to 2019, he managed a facility in Odessa TX overseeing production and sales in the Permian Basin. To be closer to family, Tracy elected to move into Production Planning and Inside Sales at an Oklahoma City facility in 2019. Upon closure of that facility in 2020, Tracy became the Upstream Sales Manager for pump expendables and pulsation equipment until arriving at TPCI in December 2021 as our Application Engineer. In January 2023, Tracy assumed leadership of TPCI as our new General Manager. He is available three days a week at our Cleburne valve manufacturing facility and two days a week at our OKC plunger & packing manufacturing facility.
Bill D’Andrea has more than twenty-five years of experience as a sales representative in the Industrial Marketplace. Bill represents DFT, TPCI’s parent company, in control valves and axial flow check valves as well as Triangle Pump Component’s plunger, packing, and pump valve product line. He has extensive experience in industries such as, nuclear, chemical, mining, oil and gas, power, and pulp & paper. Bill holds a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University-Fullerton with a minor in Economics.
Stew Mills works as DFT’s and TPCI’s Sales Representative in the U.S. Northeast region. He has over thirty years of Industrial, Process, and Instrumentation sales experience. Stew is very knowledgeable about reciprocating pump components such as plungers, packing, and valves.
Carlton Roy of CanCo, LLC represents Triangle Pump Components Inc. in the Rocky Mountain region. He has over thirty-five years of reciprocal plunger pump sales experience. His expertise includes sales in both the domestic & international pump and pump components markets. Carlton’s experience includes nineteen years with Triangle and twenty-five years with National Oilwell Varco in fluid and power end expendables sales and management. Mr. Roy possesses an extensive background in diagnosing reciprocating pump problems.
J.J. Schneider & Son, Inc. is a parts distribution center for Triangle Pump Components Inc. located in the heart of the Permian Basin oilfield in West Texas. Co-owner Carra Schneider, who holds a degree in mathematics and computer science, has more than fifteen years of experience in oilfield sales, specializing in production and completion equipment. Carra’s husband, Bobby Schneider, serves as an additional resource. Bobby worked as Triangle’s Production Manager for the pump valve and valve component product lines for over seventeen years.
Jon Smith, Inside Sales Manager for TPCI’s plunger and packing manufacturing facility in OKC, started his career as a Customer Service Tech for Gardner Denver in 2017. That experience garnered him extensive knowledge of reciprocating plunger pumps. Jon also has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Charlie Turner’s reciprocal plunger pump sales career spans over three decades. During his long career in the pump expendables market Charlie has taken advantage of the opportunity to work in a variety of oil producing regions including southern Louisiana, West Texas, and the Texas Gulf Coast. Turner has extensive experience troubleshooting various reciprocal pump applications including salt water disposal systems.
Alton Wilhoit’s oilfield career started with BMW-Monarch, a down hole pump company which became Trico Industries shortly after he went to work in 1979. Trico transferred him to Cushing Oklahoma in 1981 and then to the pump shop & supply house in Drumright, Oklahoma in 1982. Alton became familiar with water floods and positive displacement pumps working with Arco, Getty, and Mobil oil companies. Starting with a warehouse distribution center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1990, Alton Wilhoit and Mark Holt created Holt & Wilhoit Sales Co. Inc. and, in 2001, expanded into the ArkLaTex area with a warehouse in Kilgore, Texas.