About

Our Mission

Born from the tops minds in the Industry, ST9’s aim has always been true innovation in high-performance products that are focused on ROI. At this very moment, these weapons of mass disruption are providing unparalleled solutions for drilling, well completion and production operations across the globe.

Our team of experts, each a leader in their respective fields, has joined forces in engineering, research, quality control, design, and manufacturing for an unbeatable result that allows Upstream companies to lead their field as well. Our customers enjoy being equipped with the tools to bring shock and awe upon their competition, just as we have done with ours.

Buckley,
Chris President
+ CEO

Engineering, Marketing + Technology Solutions

While Chris began his career as a machinist in a small family-owned business, his ideas and aspirations were never small. His early foundation drove him to earn a Masters in Design Engineering from Loughborough University and multiple leadership roles along the way. Chris’ engineering prowess opened up incredible opportunity, including many accomplishments with Caterpillar’s Well Stimulation Products and Hydraulic Business Units. As a well-respected mind in the industry, Chris’ achievements only continued, as he became Vice President of internationally recognized Weir Oil + Gas. Now, as a leading force for ST9, Chris brings a culmination of expertise and passion to create new, dynamic solutions that will ensure customers’ highest success.

Buckley,<br />
Chris

Poradek,
Nick Director

Corporate Strategy, Finance + Compliance

Nick’s industry knowledge runs deep – a foundation that starts with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and continues through the start of his career as a Graduate Engineer for Weir Oil + Gas. Quickly earning attention and accolades, Nick transitioned to Weir’s Pressure Pumping Product Management team and was rapidly promoted to Senior Financial Analyst for Weir’s Oil + Gas Division. As an integral part of ST9’s strategy, Nick guides the planning, capital allocation and risk management activities that are critical to the advancement of company operations and competitiveness that allow ST9 customers to excel on their spreadsheets, too.

Poradek,<br />
Nick

Tammen,
James Vice President

Operations

While finishing his B.S. in finance, James served in the United States Navy as a Yeoman aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento taking part in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Following his service, James began an industrial apprenticeship at Caterpillar where he would become a machinist – but not for long. His abilities would be instantly recognized, and James was quickly promoted to Shop Supervisor, and then again to Lead Section Manager, overseeing a full production line. James advanced to become Project Manager supervising the creation of Caterpillar’s Hydraulics Facility in Sumter, SC, followed by a post as Quality Manager. James’ keen eye for quality production, skills in product and personnel management with his solid military training and impressive Six Sigma Black Belt, keeps the gears turning and superior products going out the door at ST9.

Tammen, <br />
James