Mesa Natural Gas Solutions is a generator service company based in Casper, Wyoming. Mesa specializes in natural gas or liquid propane powered mobile generators. Most Mesa Generators are currently used in oil and gas applications and serve as a key solution to operators looking to lower lease operating expenditures as well as capital expenditures annually. By utilizing otherwise flared or vented natural gas at the wellhead to generate electricity, Mesa generators serve to greatly reduce overhead for the operator. Mesa continues to be on the leading edge of generator technology by building decibel reduced units for sound sensitive locations, developing temperature controlled units to operate in any climate, and utilizing the best telemetry putting real time information in the hands of all customers.
CEO & President
Scott Gromer is the President of Mesa Natural Gas Solutions, leading all operations in procurement, manufacturing, process development, engineering, leasing, sales and field operations/maintenance of industrial prime power electrical generator sets. Formerly he served as the COO, and in his role as COO, Scott helped the company exceed industry growth standards and propelled Mesa to become the largest provider of natural gas prime power electrical generator sets in North American oil and gas fields. Scott retired as a Major in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Spanning 23 plus years of military service, he held numerous leadership positions including two unit commands, three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as the S-3, Operations Officer, of a High Mobility Rocket System (HIMARS) Field Artillery Battalion. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from South Dakota State University and an MBA from Colorado State University. In addition, he has completed multiple Non-Commissioned Officer Courses and Commissioned Officer Courses in the United States Army including Command and General Staff College. A husband and father of five children, Scott strives for perfection in all aspects of his civilian career, military career, and family life.
Chief of Operations
Fred Fichtner is the Chief of Operations for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, conducting all aspects of generator deployment and recovery, maintenance, logistics, training, service personnel, and customer support. Prior to coming to Mesa, Fred served in the US Army and Army National Guard for over 24 years with several deployments, and retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During Fred’s years in the Army National Guard, he owned and operated a Construction Company in the Denver Metro area. Fred graduated from the U.S. Army War College with an M.S. in Strategic Studies, and from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Range Management, and a BS in Soil Science. Fred is married with four children, two of whom serve in the U.S. Army. He enjoys outdoor recreational activities with his family, and several agricultural interests.
Director of Finance
Michael Trott is the Director of Finance & Accounting for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. Formerly the Controller, Michael is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting activities, financial reporting, internal controls, and ensuring Mesa is positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Finance, has an MBA from Texas A&M University, and is currently working toward his CPA designation. Michael has work experience with global financial reporting, accounting, and auditing for a number of organizations, including ExxonMobil Corporation, True Oil Company, and Sprint Corporation. Additionally, he had the opportunity to own and operate a successful family-owned business in Casper, WY. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family, dogs, cats, and goats.
THOMAS M. POTEET III, P.E.
Chief Technology Officer
Tom Poteet is the Chief Technology Officer of Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. Tom’s purview in this role includes characterizing and casting the vision for the optimal use of natural gas powered generation, monitoring the innovation stream for future sources of site power, and development of customized rate plans and progressive field applications to meet customers' needs and financial preferences. With over 30 years in engineering, Tom’s career has given him experience in electric power, telecommunications, and oil field production. Tom graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Chris Piasecki enlisted in the WY ARNG in 1995, eventually getting his commission, serving two deployments, and retiring as a Major in 2016. He received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2000 and has worked in a variety of fields, including aircraft project design and structures analysis, handling of naval nuclear fuel, mobile maintenance on mining equipment, and as a mine electrician. Chris is married with 4 children. His hobbies include dreaming of hobbies to do once the kids move out.
Director of Maintenance
Richard King is the Director of Maintenance for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. He handles policies and procedures for Maintenance in the shop and the field. Richard spent 25 years in the Wyoming National Guard as a traditional Soldier, his work involved working in the maintenance field as a mechanic and a maintenance Supervisor. Richard retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. He spent 23 years as a fulltime mechanic and Supervising a Maintenance Shop for the Guard. Richard has numerous deployments in the State to include a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. He enjoys spending time with his family and hunting.
Mesa would like to introduce our lead sales technician, Colby Friday. Over the last 20 years Colby has worked in nearly every aspect of our industry and operates with the highest level of integrity. He has worked with downhole and surface equipment, procedures, and designs. Colby has worked as a Construction, Maintenance, and Production Foreman. A strong point for Colby is that he also has experience as an Artificial Lift Specialist/Well Analyst. With such a comprehensive understanding of our what we do, Colby can answer many of your questions and relate to your needs.
Colby started working for his father's service companies being a welders helper when he was young. Over this time he learned the tools and vessels that make our industry tick. After college, Colby returned to his familiar fields and started at the ground floor as a pumper and has worked diligently to arrive as your next connection for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. The Oil and Gas industry fascinates Colby; he loves learning more and more about the growing and changing industry we all enjoy.
Business Development Manager
Mesa would like to introduce Shawn Fisher who serves as our Business Development Manager. Shawn comes to Mesa following a 27 year career with the Wyoming Army National Guard where he retired as a Command Sergeant Major. During his time in the military he held numerous leadership positions, including two Battalion level Command Sergeant Major positions, two unit First Sergeant positions and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. He has graduated from several leadership schools including the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. Shawn is married with two children and enjoys spending time hunting, fishing and golfing.
STEFANIE ARNOLD, CPA
Stefanie Arnold is the Staff Accountant for Mesa Natural Gas Solutions. She plays an integral part in the accounting department with the exponential growth and success of Mesa. Stefanie oversees the accounting activities of the company, providing guidance to the accounts payable and receivables departments. She also ensures compliance with accounting principles and procedures. Further, she assists in monitoring the financial performance of the company by compiling and analyzing financial reporting packages.
Stefanie graduated from the University of Wyoming in 2007 with her Masters in Accounting and has since received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Before joining Mesa, she oversaw all financial aspects of her parents’ businesses, in addition to managing her own successful business. Most importantly, Stefanie has been a proud mom to her three beautiful children and loyal supporter of her husband, a commissioned officer in the Wyoming Army National Guard. As her children get older, she loves participating in Mesa’s growth, going on vacation, and spending time with her family being a mom and wife.
Reliability matters in the arduous and ever changing conditions of America’s oil and gas fields. We know how important remote power is to your operations.