Meet the Experts
Meet our highly skilled instructors who teach the Windrock courses we offer at ChampionX.
With almost 50 years years of engine and compressor experience including maintenance, overhaul, and diagnostics, Mike joined the Windrock Technical Services Team in 2005. He has run several different types of analyzers during his career and had input into the development of the CARMA, EnSpect, Recip-Trap™ and Windrock analyzers. His experience covers analysis services to the marine, oil, and gas industries implementing predictive maintenance programs, analyst reviews and selections, training in both electronic engine/compressor and spectrum vibration analysis. Other duties included training and generation of military “how to” manuals for electronic diesel combustion analysis while under contract with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Eric Vess began his career at Windrock in 2013, working as a Product Support Technician. Since then he has held various roles, including Tech Service Field Specialist, Equipment Analyst, Online Systems Engineer, and most recently Field Services Supervisor. In his current role, Eric is responsible for overseeing daily operations and the overall success of the field services team. He trains customers on products, develops and trains Windrock employees on installations, and supervises online system technicians during commissionings.
Eric possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, multiple Windrock Qualification Certificates, and is an ISO Certified Category I Vibration Analyst.
Bryan possesses more than 39 years of maintenance and diagnostic experience in the natural gas, oil, refining, and chemical industries. He has consistently been a key member of onshore and offshore program reliability teams where he worked with a variety of natural gas, refining, and chemical industry engine/compressor packages. In more recent years, Bryan’s career has expanded to providing analysis services to the nuclear, military, railroad, and commercial marine industries. Bryan’s diverse background serves him well as an accomplished instructor of all engine and compressor analysis subjects provided in classroom, on-site, web-based domestic and international environments.
Rocky is a Category 2 Equipment and Vibration Analyst who has been performing reciprocating analysis for currently 5 ½ years, Rocky has worked in the natural gas transportation and storage environment dealing with mainly Cooper Bessemer, Ajax compressors. Since working for Windrock Rocky has been mainly in the refinery and midstream environment dealing with Caterpillar, Waukesha, and Electric Driven compressors arranging from single stage to five stage compressors. Rocky also performs startup training for the 6400 analyzer and performs online system support when needed. Currently, Rocky has his certified Mobius Vibration Institute level 1 certification and is pursuing level 2.
As an Equipment Analyst, Jon will provide installation, commissioning, programming and calibration services on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers, as well as provide onsite analysis with the portable analyzer. Jon possesses 7+ years’ mechanical expertise and is highly skilled in troubleshooting with hands-on experience on natural gas engines and compressors.
As a level 1 Equipment Analyst, Brandon provides installation, commissioning, programming, and calibration services on permanently installed analysis systems for Windrock customers. Brandon possesses 10+ years of technical expertise in the oil & gas industry and holds the Windrock Basic Compressor Analysis certification.
Mary Chapman began her career at Windrock in 2013, working as a Regional Sales Manager before transitioning into her current role as a Sales Application Engineer. Mary works with customers on a daily basis, often visiting sites, in order to provide them with the best tools to meet their needs.
Mary has over 30 years of experience in providing products and services to ensure the health of customer assets, with 25+ years of rotating equipment experience related to motors, pumps, fans and gearboxes. These application concentrated on frequency based vibration data that detects faults like unbalance, misalignment, and bearing issues. She was also involved in selling different types of sensors for the testing and measurement market, providing data to customers during research and development of everything from commercial goods to military applications. Mary is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Computer Science.
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