By combining drilling fluids engineering with logistics management, we build and run an efficient process to reduce our customer’s well costs, ensure regulatory compliance and simplify the administrative burden.
The History of Panther
In 2021 we formed The Panther Companies, introduced our remote-location security services, and expanded our rental business.
Today, we serve the entire energy industry with a diverse portfolio of products and services. We help our customers drive efficient operations, improve jobsite safety, maintain regulatory compliance and simplify the administrative burden.
OUR TRACK RECORD:
Over 200 years of combined experience in fluids management and solids control services
Wide range of operational expertise spanning the largest U.S. basins, inland waters and offshore
Experience in all well types
100% regulatory compliance – no mistakes, no citations
100% on-time delivery of mud and drilling fluid products
OUR CORE VALUES
The AIRE principles
MEET OUR TEAM
Our leadership team has more than 200 years of combined industry experience and deep managerial and technical expertise.
- THE SALES TEAM
President and CEO, Managing Partner
Garrow Wessendorff has over 17 years of operations management experience in the finance and oil and gas sectors. Before founding Panther, Garrow was a partner and Vice President of Operations at Stryker Fuels and a Vice President of Commercial Lending at Frost National Bank.
EVP of Business Development, Managing Partner
With more than 38 years of experience in the oilfield services industry, John Gallio has held multiple management positions, including Vice President at Stage Three Separation, Vice President of Business Development at Oil Patch Group, and various high-level positions with Houston Prime Solids Control, SWECO Oilfield Services, and TOTCO. He was a founder of Stallion Oilfield Services.
EVP of Operations, Managing Partner
Steve Sonnier has over 40 years of experience in the oilfield services industry. Steve previously held various managerial positions with Precision Drilling Fluids, Rapid Drilling Fluids, Newpark Drilling Fluids, Anchor Drilling Fluids, Ambar Drilling Fluids, Hughes Drilling Fluids, and Milchem.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Chris Gallio is Panther’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Chris has over 10 years of oilfield experience in sales and marketing. Most recently Chris was an Account Manager for Helmerich and Payne where he was responsible for sales in the Northeast and South Texas. Prior to joining H&P, Chris held various sales roles at Oil Patch Group, Stage 3 Separation and Osage Environmental.
Emma Craven is part of the sales team where her primary functions include growing Panther’s customer base, increasing Panther’s sales and providing the latest Panther solutions to current customers. She has previously worked in sales and BD roles at The WellBoss Company, Pioneer Energy Services, Tesco Corporation and Trinity Tools.
Tom Dougherty is an account manager in the Panther sales team and focuses on growing Panther’s client base and delivering exceptional services. Tom was most recently an Account Manager for Helmerich and Payne, where he also held various roles in operations and administration.
Account Manager - West Texas
Sam Stephens has over 20 years of experience in the industry and previously held technical and sales positions with both large and small fluid service providers. A native of West Texas, Sam's knowledge of the Permian Basin helps Panther provide customized fluid solutions specific to the area. Sam has extensive knowledge of drilling and completion fluids and maintains a proactive, hands-on approach to addressing the needs of our customers.
Bill Todd brings more than 47 years of experience in the drilling fluids industry, including nearly 20 years with Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids. He has managed the drilling fluids business for many independents and major companies.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
ESG refers to the three factors in measuring the environmental and social impact of an investment in a company or business. These three factors, when incorporated into investment analysis and portfolio management can offer investors potential long-term financial performance of a company. Panther has continually integrated each of these factors in every facet of their day-to-day operations to help clients reduce risk and environmental liability.
- Safe and environmentally-sound methods to dispose drill cuttings and fluids
- Solar power utilized for on-site lighting and security at remote locations
- Closed-loop systems that remove open mud pits at the wellsite and provide more effective and efficient drilling fluid maintenance and clean up