Ron Matson, Energy Projects Division Manager

Ron possesses more than 20 years’ experience in the field of welding, quality control, new construction, and maintenance. His area of responsibility has encompassed: procurement, job walks, estimating, bid proposals, and customer relations. He is versatile; having worked as a superintendent for more than eight years, supervising both large jobs with more than 75 craft people and small jobs with 10 craft workers on 24-hour emergency contract.

John Hovsepian, Energy Maintenance Division Manager

John has more than 40 years’ experience as a craftsman and manager in the Petrochemical and Power Generation industries. John’s strengths include: excellent communication, power plant project management, maintenance scheduling, personnel recruitment and management, outage planning, and scheduling. John is versatile and excels at managing long-term maintenance contracts and performing outage support. John maintains a close working relationship with his customers and seeks to partner with them in assuring their goals are met. John has received numerous accolades for his group’s outstanding customer service and performance.

Chris Pauly, Maintenance Division Manager

Chris has more than 45 years’ experience in the petrochemical and oil production fields. Chris joined Total-Western in 2011 as Contract Maintenance Manager, and assumed his current position in 2015. Chris is well-versed and has hands-on experience with all aspects of mechanical construction and maintenance in refineries, oil-production facilities, paper and pulp plants, chemical plants and mining operations. His current role includes management of long-term maintenance agreements and small capital projects. Chris is very proud of the safety record generated by the maintenance and construction group, which has consistently completed small capital projects on-schedule and under-budget. He has developed strong relationships with our clients that have helped them create a consistent and profitable revenue stream.

Mike Setting, Packaged Boiler Division Manager

Mike’s experience encompasses more than 30 years in the field of packaged steam boilers, hot-water generators and process heaters. Mike is a specialist in burner combustion equipment and related control networks as associated with the installation, operation, and maintenance of new and retrofit packaged boiler systems. His areas of responsibility have included design and development of prototype combustion control systems, field installation, and maintenance of numerous manufacturers’ combustion equipment. Mike is skilled at installation, maintenance, and customer relations. Mike has facilitated more than one hundred boiler installations and burner retrofits. He has extensive experience supervising both large and small projects with multiple subcontractors, and is responsible for coordination and operation of a 24-hour emergency service department.

Shannon Macaulay, Pumping Unit Division Manager

Shannon has been in the petroleum industry for 27 years. With experience in all phases of oilfield construction, maintenance, and pipelines, he brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to every project. Shannon possesses strong analytical skills with a background in planning, scheduling, and investment recovery. Shannon leads a group of dedicated pumping-unit specialists with the knowledge and skills to repair all makes and models of pumping units, as well as to provide sales and service. His maintenance, service, and transfer crews are ready to assist with any customer needs.

Rob Hankins, Excavation Division Manager

Rob has over 30 years of experience in providing the oil and gas producers of California with a wide variety of earthwork. Rob’s responsibilities include: Preparing bids for oil field location projects and other earthwork projects, providing weekly cost analysis and progress reports for contract customers, collaborating with contract company representatives for layout and proposed project costs and overseeing daily operations of the excavation division.